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Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Bikaner

Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum also has some collectibles which more than somewhat saying historical like old photographs, trophies, shikar objects early cameras and movie projectors and weapons.

 

This museum is said to be the best in Rajasthan and is now run by the Government of Rajasthan. It has a superb collection of terra-cotta ware, paintings, coins, sculptures and arms.

 

Inauguration Bikaner Museum was founded by his Majesty Ganga Singh, on the occasion of his golden jubilee in 1937, when he completed fifty years of his reign. A big celebration was held and dignitaries from overseas graced the festivity. Lord Linlithgow the then Viceroy of British India did inauguration of this museum.

At first the museum was housed in a sand stone building near the Lalgarh palace, but it was rather a small building. So a mew building was constructed and his majesty Karni Singh declared it open to visitors on September 4/1954. In the first six years of its inauguration it remained in charge of the state government of Bikaner. Then in 1950 it was handed over to the state government of Rajasthan.

 

Most fascinating Twelve Months

Paintings of this series reflect the mental agony of a young girl who is in love with a noble man of warrior community, who has gone out to a war. In these paintings the mood of this girl, is depicted. She is shown pining, as many months have been spent without the caresses and embraces of her lover.

 

Further she is shown in other paintings revealing the cruel time, that is eating up her youth and charming perfection of her anatomy. She is shown in her agony through the various seasons and natural phenomenon. Witnessing the moon she says, 'O Moon you know my condition, that when the whole world sleeps during night, I keep awake and you give me company, therefore you are my true companion. Now please do me a favour that since you may see the whole world, while you keep shining in the sky so find it out where my lover is and give him my message of love and good wishes and tell him to come immediately to me". Visiting hours 10.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M. Weekly holiday Every Friday.

Founded On : Established in 1937 on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Maharaja Ganga Singh.
Glided leaf work on camel hide : One of the most elaborate, attractive and lovely sights of room no. 2 is glided leaf work. It is the typical art of the 'usta' artisans of the Muslim community. In the past, pots of this kind were exported to some countries on repeated demand.
Timing : 10 am – 5 pm . Closed on friday and public holidays.

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