Sanskar Kendra Ahmedabad
History Behind Sanskar Kendra
- Sculptures etc.
Structure of Sanskar Kendra
- More over the electrical installations are kept under the shadow to avoid the effects of sun. Thus the design has enabled to form an illumination throughout the building. The illumination has made Sanskar Kendra a unique piece of architecture.
- While the walls of the building are plastered in white outside, the interior wall remains in un surfaced bricks.The facade comprises of red brick walls.
Exhibitions at Sanskar Kendra
- City Museum
- Kite Museum
- History of city
- Artistic things
- Mahatma Gandhi and Indian independence struggle
- Incense sticks admeasuring 4.5 m
Vastu Shilpa gives the main motive for creating city museum as,
- To capture the main attractions of the city of Ahmedabad
- To create a museum which overlaps and interconnects the city like art, industry, craft, culture, history, architecture, individual and institution.
Kite Museum exhibits varieties of kites such as kites with mirrors, Kites with garba dances, Japanese Kites namely Rokoku etc., Kite museums also houses miniatures relating to Radha and Krishna.
Sanskar Kendra also has a ‘Chabutaro’ at display aging 120 years. Chabutaro refers to a tower kind structure constructed for the welfare of birds. In this structure birds such as pigeons will reside and breed. Such a structure will usually found in villages. Chabutaro serves as a place for old aged people to chat with each other and kids to play.
Recent Developments in Sanskar Kendra
- The Ellis Bridge was given the name of Sir Barrow Helbert Ellis, by the Government.
- KGSI was built in 1869-70 and the total cost amounted to Rs.549,210
- KGSI was destroyed by floods on 22nd September 1875 and rebuilt from 1890 to 1895 by the Government, Private Subscribers and Local Bodies. The further cost totalled to Rs.407564.
- The First Stone of the new bridge was laid by Donald James eleventh Lord Ready C.C.I.E.LL.D. Governor of Bombay on December 19th 1889.
Information you can use:
Address of Sanskar Kendra:
Opposite Tagor Hall, Paldi
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380007
Phone: 079 2322 2523
Open Days: Tuesday to Sunday
Timings: 10am to 8pm