Central Museum, Indore : A Good Collection of Medieval and Pre-Medieval Period

The visit to the palace gave a good experience, after some refreshments we headed towards our next destination the central museum. The museum is situated very near to the Post Office.  My love for visiting and exploring the historical places made us to choose the destination. Admittedly it is a must see spot in Indore.


View of Central Museum Indore | Image Resource : ouristlink.com

We entered the museum and were amazed by its collections. It was neatly maintained and well organized.  The museum is divided into two galleries and these two galleries are sub-divided into several galleries. The first one exhibited collections of artifacts of pre historic period of Madhya Pradesh. While the second gallery holds the mythological carvings of medieval and pre- medieval period.


Entrance of Central Museum, Indore | Image Resource : blogspot.com

It was a great treat for our eyes; Central Museum holds several artifacts which witnessed the rich history and civilization of the country of the pre historic era.  Most of the sculptures in Parmar style from Hinglajgarh were one of the prominent things exhibited there. It attracted us very much. The sculptures showcased the glorious craftsmanship of the period.  It was said that the Parmar style is originated from these sculptures.

We walked through the galleries exploring the sculptures, paintings and artifacts kept there. It has a vast collection of Hindu and Jain sculptures of Guptas and Paramanas period. The artisans and their skill sets amazed us.


Sculptures of Lord Ganesha | Image Resource : blogspot.com

The sculptures of Lord Harihara, Lord Shiva and Parvati seated on Nandi, Goddess Parvati standing on a damaged Chamunda were some of the unique pieces which attracted us. We walked from galleries to galleries it also holds the ruins of artifacts of 11th century. The most attractive artifact among them is the beautifully and artistically carved door frame decorated with ornamentation. I was stunned by seeing its beauty; it was a visual treat for my eyes.

We both enjoyed each and every nook and corners of the museum.  We had a great time spending in the museum. It was time for us to leave the place; we came out of the museum admiring the artisans of medieval and pre medieval period. By then it was time for lunch, we had our lunch from a good hotel. The food of MP was very tasty. We headed towards our next destination the Lal bag Palace.


Coins In Central Museum, Indore | Image Resource : manthandiary.files.wordpress.com

The Central Museum is divided into two Galleries, Gallery I displays the collections of arts and artifacts from the pre historic Madhya Pradesh, while Gallery II has housed all the mythological carvings. The trip to Central Museum was thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. There was a lot of knowledge for the kids and for us to take back from this place. It was overall a wonderful start to our Indore trip.

The next destination we planned to visit was the Lal Baag Palace.


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