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District Archaeological Museum

Collection of Statues

From the archeological point of view this museum has great importance. It is why statues have been
collected here from different archeological spots, such as Sihoniya, Dubkund, Bateshwer, Parhawali,
Bhensora, Chitara, Sultangarh. Some of the statm the smugglersl these statues ues have been seized
fro. Alhave been exhibited in different rows or galleries. The galleries are as follows :
Shiv Gallery
The important Shiva statues are : the statues of Uma Maheshwar, Dubkund Ganesh Sihoniya. They were
selected for Shaiva exhibition in France. Besides, there are statues of Ravan Anugraha, Shiv-Parvati, Nritya
Ganesh, Bal Ganesh, ShivYogi, Shiv Bhairav, Indra, Ekmukhi Shivliga, Ekmukhi Shiv, Nandi etc.

Jain Gallery
The important Jain statues are : the statues of Adinath, Parshwa Nath, Chandra Prabhu Padma Prabhu 24
Thirthankars, Nemi Nath and some other Jain statues. All these statues of big size have been exhibited in the
Jain Gallery of the museum.
Shakti Gallery
Amongst the Shakt statues the huge statue of Ambika Devi is standing at the entrance of the main hall with a
child in her lap. Besides this statue, the statues of Goned Ambika, Sapta Matrika, Nav grahas, Penal gate,
Mahishasur Mardini, Matsya Kanya, Yamuna, Ganga etc. have been exhibited in the Shakt Gallery of the
Vividhi Gallery
The statues which have been exhibited in the Vividhi gallery of the museum are : Kubera, Apsara,
Kalashdharini, statues concerning sex, Mithun, Saraswati, Vidhyadhar nritya dal, Gaj singh, Yuddha, Hirany
Kashyap, Shrigar Rath Nayika, Indra-Padmavati, Acanbul Stambh, Singh(Lion).
Dhatu Pratima(Statues of Metal)
The statue of Apsara with ornaments in full decoration is a metal statue. The guns made of metal have also
been exhibited on both the sides of the entrance gate.
Photos and Picture Gallery
In this gallery the photos and pictures of the pre historic age have been displayed. Besides this the material
found in the survey and digging of archeological spots have been exhibited in the main hall and both the
gardens of the museum. Some of the material have been kept in the store. Most of the statues of this district
can be dated from post Gupta period to 11th century A.D.
The museum opens for visitors at 10.30 a.m. and closes at 4.30 p.m. It remains closed on every Monday and
other govt. holidays. The tourists and research scholars can contact the head of the District Museum for more
information in the office hours.