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Monday, March 9, 2015

Government Museum Chennai - Statues of Hindu God Vishnu

Here are pictures of Hindu God Maha Vishnu clicked at the Hindu Gods gallery at Chennai Museum. The museum also has galleries devoted to stone sculptures pertaining to Jainism and Buddhism. The gallery,recently renovated, is air conditioned and well maintained.It is a must see for any lover of ancient sculptures. If you are a Chennaite you must visit without delay.

13 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing these pics! interestingly, in Northern India, Lord Hanumana is called 'Balaji' unlike in Southern India where Lord Vishnu is.

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  2. Such fascinating sculptures. The thing about stone as an art medium is, the artist has to be very careful and knowledgeable of the capacity of the stone to avoid breakage during the artistic process. Having really intricate designs on a stone sculpture is really something to gawk at.

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  3. I'm always interested to see your ancient sculptures and it's good to hear that these are protected in optimum museum conditions.

    Enjoy your week Ram,
    Ruby

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  4. I had visited many times in my young age.Would visit again and explore the place minutely.
    It is good that it has been renovated.

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  5. glad they are preserved and on display!

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  6. Hi Ram,
    Timeless, beautiful sculptures!
    I am glad they permits cameras in the statues area.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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    1. Fee for camera Rs.200/-. A little steep but well worth my while !

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  7. Beautiful graceful pieces. Very nice!

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  8. There's a gallery dedicated to the gods and goddesses of Hinduism? (I visited the post on goddesses too) That's so interesting. They obviously belong to another age. Are these unearthed /picked up from old temple premises? Nice to see these works of art being well -preserved for the future.

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    1. These sculptures belong to the 9th-16th century.Mostly unearthed during excavations I am told.

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    2. There are also galleries dedicated to Buddhist & Jain sculptures.

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