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Museums Of Gwalior


The museum has perhaps the richest collection of objects consisting of early and medieval sculptures, coins and inscriptions in India. The museum also has copies of Bagh paintings on display. Particularly worth seeing is the statue of Salbhanjika from Gyraspur, the tree goddess, epitome of perfection in miniature, The statue is kept in the custody of the curator of the museum and can be seen on request.


A museum for Musical Heritage, Sarod Ghar is a unique institution devoted to promoting Indian Classical Musical heritage and culture. Set up in the name of Ustad Haafiz Ali Khan, the legendry Sarod maestro, father and guru of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, the museum has been housed in what was once their ancestral home. The house has a colorful history with four generations of Sarod players being born here. The museum houses a collection of old and contemporary instruments belonging to great and illustrious musicians of the past. It also houses an impressive collection of photographs and documents. In the words of Ustad Amjad Ali Khan.”.. in this building, where you look, there is Tall (Rhythm).. there is Sur (Sound) .. there is Sangeet(Music)”.

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