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Museums In Ahmedabad

A Museum is a place which comprises of articles having historical, artistic and cultural importance. The purpose of the museum differs according to the nature of the articles exhibited in such place. Museum enables every country men to know about their cultural values and the way to preserve their cultural articles.

India is an ancient country flourishing with its cultural and traditional values. India comprises of many museum in various states.

Some of the significant museums present at Ahmedabad are:
  • Sardar Patel National Memorial
  • Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum
  • Swami Narayan Museum
  • Auto World Vintage Car Museum
  • Kite Museum

Sardar Patel National Memorial Museums in Ahmedabad

As the name suggests, Sardar Patel National Memorial is a museum constructed in the honor of India‘s iron man and freedom fighter, Sardar Vallabhai Patel. The memorial is located at Moti Shahi mahal residing at a place called Shahibaug. The Memorial comprises of a hall and four rooms and it encompasses:
  • Portraits of Patel
  • Praising quotes by Patel’s friends
  • Life of Patel with Mahatma Gandhi
  • Personal  belongings of Patel
  • Extracts from newspapers during the period of Patel
  • Life of Patel from education to political career
Originally, the Moti Shahi Mahal was constructed by Shah Jahan for twin purposes:
  • To give employment for needy people and
  • To create a place of recreation
But during his procession, Shah Jahan’s Elephant unable to enter the palace and hence he decided not to reside in the palace. Thereafter, the palace became the residence of Mughal emperors and Judges of the Bombay presidency of British Raj. Later during 1878, the palace became the residence of Nobel Prize won poet Rabindranath Tagore and his brother Sathyendranath Tagore. Then the palace was entirely dedicated to Sardar Patel and taken care by Prabhakar Khamar, private secretary to Patel’s daughter Manibel Patel. In 1977, the palace was declared as the Sardar Patel Memorial by Babubhai J. Patel.

Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum

The Museum was named after Sheth Kasthurbhai Lalbhai, renowned industrialist of Ahmedabad. He found the Museum along with Shri PunyaVijayji in 1956. The Museum comprises of the collections of:
  • Rare manuscripts and artifacts
  • Sculptures in stone, bronze and wood.
  • Paintings on cloth and ancient coins
  • Statues belonging to several centuries
  • Images of Hindu gods, Buddha and Jain Tirthankaras
Besides all these collections, the below mentioned are the significant articles of display:
  • Head of Buddha belonging to 4th century
  • Cult image of Lord rama
  • Figure of Goddess Aindri belonging to 6th century
  • Bronze Image of Adinath
  • Chola Sculptures
The Museum has a gallery called “Muni Punyavijayji Gallery” wherein the paintings of Gujrathi Jain style are displayed. The gallery also consists of the wood carvings belonging to Gujarat.

Swami Narayan Museum Ahmedabad Museum

Swami Narayan Museum, a religious Museum is Inaugrated on 8th march 2011 by Shree Tejendra Prasadji Maharaj. The said Museum is a complete dedication to Shree Swami Narayan, founder of Swami Narayan religion (1781 to 1830). 

Swami Narayan is believed to be the incarnation of Lord Krishna by his devotees. Shree Tejendra Prasadji Maharaj, one of the devotees of Swami Narayan intended to create a Museum to collect and exhibit the personal belongings and prasadi given by swami Narayan to devotees.
The Museum is a collection of:
  • Manuscript of Shree Swami Narayan
  • Personal belongings like clothes, vessels,malas, footprints, silver tooth pick of Swami Narayan
  • Fragments of hairs, nails of Swami Narayan

Auto World Vintage Car Museum Ahemdabad A historical museum of Ahmedabad

Mr. Pranlal Bhogilal is the founder of Auto World Vintage Car Museum which features more than 100 pristine automobiles. This Museum is founded during that period when car is considered as the symbol of wealth and richness. It comprises of the collections of Rolls Royce, Bentleys, Daimlers, Langondas, Mercedes, May Bach, Packard, Cadillac, Buicks, Auburns, Cord, Lances, Lincolns, and Chryslers. The Musuem also exhibits cars, station wagons made for:
  • Ceremonial occasions
  • Horse drawn carriages for evening drives

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Kite Museum in AhmedabadBest Museum of Ahmedabad City

Ahmedabad is well known for its kite festival and hence comes the basis for foundation of Kite Museum. The Museum is founded by Mr.Bhanu shah in 1985 by contributing his own collection of Kites to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. Today, the Museum exhibits collection like:
  • Kites with Mirror work
  • Miniatures of Radha and Krishna
  • Kite crafted using 400 pieces of paper
  • Kites with sequences of garba dances
  • Hexagonal Japanese kites called Rokoku
The Museums and memorials are well preserved by the museum authorities. Yet every citizen of India has a duty to protect our ancient articles of national importance.

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