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Gujari Mahal, Gwalior

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The Gujari Mahal Archeological Museum or State Archaeological Museum, sometimes called the "Gwalior Fort Museum", is a state museum in Gwalior, located in the fortress of Gujari Mahal. It displays numerous artifacts of the region, including a fragment of the Garuda capital of the Heliodorus pillar from Vidisha.
The palace of Gujari Mahal

was built by Raja Man Singh Tomar for his wife Mrignayani, a Gujar princess. She demanded a separate palace for herself with a regular water supply through an aqueduct from the nearby Rai River. The palace has been converted into an archaeological museum. Rare artifacts at the museum include Hindu and Jain sculptures dated to the 1st and 2nd centuries BCE, miniature statue of Salabhanjika, terracotta items and replicas of frescoes seen in the Bagh Caves.

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  • Without any doubts must visit , for Artefacts, sculptures, deigns , old Weapons and Historical edge . This is situated in lower area of Fort . You will easily approach with your own vehicle and...  more »
  • This building used to be the palace built for Queen Mrignayani as a condition of her marriage to Raja Man Singh Tomar. I first saw the palace from high up in Gwalior Fort and it did look impressive...  more »
  • Gujari Mahal was built by Raja Man Singh for his ninth wife. This place is located on entrance of Gwalior Fort. From here you can trek to main fort since it is on hill. Or you can hire a auto which...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit. Good collection of archaeological sculptures.
  • Its big. Need a lot of time to visit properly.
  • Nice place to visit nicely maintained.. entry ticket 20/- worth watching this place
  • Gujari Mahal is one of the famous archaeological museums of India situated in Gwalior. The building is originally a palace built by king Man Singh for his wife Mrignayani, who was a Gujar. Thus the palace got the name Gujari Mahal. In the year 1922, it was converted into a museum by the archaeology department. The museum has 28 galleries and 9000 artifacts. It has artifacts from the 1st century onwards. Precious stones, jewels, terracotta objects, weapons, artifacts, sculptures, paintings, inscriptions, pottery, etc. are displayed here. The wide array of sculptures in the Gujari Mahal museum includes the world famous Shalabhanjika Yakshi, Trimurthi Nataraj Ardhanareshwar and Yamraj. It also has photographs of Madhu and Dhar areas of the city which are 75 year old. It has evidence about the life of Tansen, the great musician of the 15th century. The museum is a must-visit for any Indian historian and for a lover of history.
  • Nice historical place .. given by maan singh to gujari .

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