Indian museum


Let go on a virtual tour of the Indian museum which is situated in Kolkata. Due to pandemic, it is not possible to go there for a visit. The Indian museum was founded in 1814 at the Kolkata. Indian museum is the earliest and largest multipurpose museum not only in the Indian subcontinent but also in Asia-Pacific region of the world. With the foundation of the Indian museum in 1814, the museum movement started roiling in India and through the years from then got a new fillip and great momentum.

The history of the origin and the growth of the Indian Museum is one of the remarkable events towards the development of heritages and culture of India.

The museum has rare collection of antiques, armour and ornaments, fossils, skeleton, mummies and Mughal painting.

Lamp tradition in India 

Lamp tradition is an important part of Indian tradition. It is identified as the Deepam in southern and diya in north. The Indian museum consist different types of lamps which belongs to different region, culture, tradition and countries. The lamp could be made up of clay, metal, glass, brass, gold and other material. Their designs varies and each lamp had own signature size, pattern and shapes.

Bhudha early life stages, mediation and the last stage of his life

The museum is also consists the masterpieces of the Bhuddhist Art from different part of the Indian sub-continent. The exhibition traveled different countries such as japan, china, Singapore and New Delhi and had a great success. The objects showed in the exhibition are related to life of the Bhuddha early stage. The museum had stupas or pillars of the Bhuddha’s early life. The whole scenes depicted on the pillars by the carving methods. The pillars showed how was devi  Maya gives birth to Bhudha with the help of sala tree. The people around are craved. The sculpture is a fine specimen of the late Gandhara art and a superbly graphic representation of the legend. During the mediation different mudras are beautifully craved with the name and introduction.

The bhudha is seated in the attiude of the meditation. There is a prominent urnaon his forehead and a large nimbus behind. The person who made this masterpiece might be had very fine skills about hid art. It worked over each and every sense of art. 

In the last stage of his life Bhudha spend his time in u.p and it is last sculpture of the bhudh where he is surrounded by the five people. This masterpiece is known as the Mahaparinirvana. 

Virtual exhibition 

Saktirupena- It is an exposition on mother goddess in Indian art. This art showed the value of women in the Indian culture. I thought the exhibition showed the different form of the women somewhere they are fully covered and on other they are without clothes (yakishs). They also craved and draw goddess with lotus and killing asuras. The sculpture made up of metal (gold, silver), wooden, brass, and rocks. They are mainly craved over the materials. They have different types of coins with the expression on goddess which made up by the different king at their ruling times. Faces & Masks of Devi Durga, bhudhhist  goddess (Tara), figures of jamuna, Anupurana, gajalakshmi and many more godsess. 

Textile traditions in India: North Eastern Region

Here we learnt about the different group and their textile of the north eastern region.  Their motifs, methods of weaving, materials and design are related to the culture, belifes and the environment.  Wrapper, coat, moona bag, pani gamcha, headdress, kakat-Bandha, phalli, reshwa and others are the products which is the made up by them. The colors they mostly used their creation are black, white, red, yellow, green and blue.


It was celebration on the occasion of the women day. It is significant the role of women in various fields from the remote past. Coinage was the one of medium of propagating the ruling authority example kumaradevi coinage. The sync show that how the powerful women rules their dynasties and position or the love of her husband to her example – nurjahnan with jhangir. Painting is another field where women artist also owned their position such as mrs. Sunayani devi.  Their painting are always had relevance with the epic or religious book because they read that books and they might be not allowed to go outside so they paint what they known. The bronze busts are also included in this collection. The busts are related to different women who worked for the society at their regions or the ladies who belong to different places.

The virtual tour was quite interesting and learning bases. We learnt many of the things. It would be help us in developing our pedagogy skills. I wish to visit manually in the museum.

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