Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum, Mumbai

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum in Mumbai near Gateway of India was established in the early years of the 20th century by prominent citizens of the city with the help of the Government.



The museum building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. However it also has elements of other styles of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha and Jain. Built in basalt and kurla stone, this three-storied rectangular structure is capped by a dome that rises above the central porch. 



The dome is tiled in white and blue flecks, supported on a lotus - petal base. A cluster of pinnacles, topped with miniature domes surround the central dome. 



The museum houses approximately 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, categorized primarily into three sections: Art, Archaeology and Natural History. 



The museum houses Indus Valley Civilization artifacts, and other relics from ancient India from the time of the Guptas, Mauryas, Chalukyas and Rashtrakuta.

30 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum. Nice post.

Nima Das said...

When I lived and worked in mumbai I had taken the school children there, Its a beautiful building and its architecture is outstanding. Your pictures have captured it well.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, nice view of the museum, I love that Indo-Saracenic style !!

Ileana said...

Beautiful place!

Alexa T said...

So interesting places presented by you... So lovely to have a walk and to see the details and amazing aspects of buildings and mosques, with gorgeous embroideries on the walls and so on...
Have a lovely day of MAy!

Fotolosopher said...

Greetings Rajesh! I see you're still traveling around. This appears to be a truly beautiful place. I'd love to see it in person!

Sharon Wagner said...

50,000! Wow.

LV said...

So ice seeing all these wonderful sights from around the world. Blogs are a blessing to me.

ladyfi said...

Looks very pleasant!

LindyLou Mac said...

I have enjoyed a lovely visit to your blog this evening, virtual travel in India, wonderful.

Mama Zen said...

What a marvelous place to visit!

Saru Singhal said...

A good mix of culture in its architecture. Beautiful clicks, thanks for sharing its history.

Merisi said...

Such splendour everywhere, gorgeous sights, beautifully captured!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely blue skies, Rajesh!! Great captures of the museum in Mumbai!! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!!

Laura said...

Beautiful architecture Rajesh!

Thomas Lee said...

Beautifully preserved

ladyfi said...

What a fabulous place.

joshidaniel.com said...

so cool to see it :)

carol l mckenna said...

Always such beautiful building and such history ~ Great shots!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Jeevan said...

Sounds like an interesting place to visit with abundance ancient exhibits!

Marvelous museum building

Gemma Wiseman said...

The museum is in a delightful setting of palms and has some beautiful features.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Beautiful pictures :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful buildings and statues.

Heather said...

What a beautiful combina tion of architecture.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like all the shadows lurking here and there.

Shadowy Cacti

Jeannie Marie said...

it almost looks like a forest of palms in front. I would love to visit and see what all is inside!

bettyl-NZ said...

As always, I love the architecture! The exhibits inside would be amazing, I'd imagine.

Kokila Gupta said...

Beautiful captures.. loved the statue!

Priyanka Kamath said...

One place I visit on every trip to Bombay!

Arun Prasadh said...

Beautiful