Bhopal Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum in Bhopal
houses a splendid collection of sculptures brought from various parts
of the state. Madhya Pradesh is situated at the very heart of India,
and its rich cultural heritage often leaves visitors spellbound.
The museum in Bhopal provides a small sample of the rich traditions
of the state. Highlights of the collection on display here are
paintings of various schools, copies of paintings from the Bagh caves
at Mandu, and statues of Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth, and of
Further, you will find images of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the Hindu
Holy Trinity of Creator-Preserver-Destroyer of the Universe.
is also an image of Shiva seated with his consort Parvati, and a fine
carving of an amorous couple from Khajuraho, which is the home of
erotic sculptures and paintings in Madhya Pradesh.
Also, in the museum are as many as 87 Jain bronzes culled from a
single site in Dhar, dating back to the 12th century Paramara Dynasty.
All in all, the museum contains an array of paintings, statues,
figurines, tribal handicrafts and musical instruments, illustrating
the rich cultural history of the state.