Gujari Mahal in Gwalior was constructed by Raja Man Singh in the 15th century. The story goes
In 1922, the palace was converted into a museum and was renamed to Central Archaeological Museum. The museum is known for its wide collection of sculptures, coins, pottery, terracotta, paintings, inscriptions, and weapons. Interestingly, this museum houses 28 galleries and around 6,000 artefacts.
The museum possesses antiques from the 2nd century to at least 300 years ago. Some of the masterpieces are Shalabhanjika Yakshi, Nataraja Ardhanareshwara, Trimurthi, and Yamaraja. The terracotta collection has astounding images of Ram, Sita, and others from the 2nd to 5th centuries. The museum is also popular for a huge collection of photographs including the Bagh Cave paintings and monuments of India. For history
lovers, 75-year-old photographs of Mandu and Dhar are a huge attraction. The collection also provides pieces of evidence that 15 of the greatest singers of our country, including Tansen, learnt classical singing in this mahal.
Gujari Mahal in Gwalior was constructed by Raja Man Singh in the 15th century. The story goesthat the king built it for his wife Mrignayani, who was a Gujar princess. Hence the name, Gujari Mahal. The queen had demanded a separate palace for herself, which would also provide her with an adequate supply of water. Hence, Gujari Mahal was constructed near the Rai River.
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