Patna Museum highlights and things to see at Jadu Ghar

Patna museum or Jadu ghar is located on Buddha Marg in Patna and is open till 4:30 in the evening. Higlights of patna museum and things to see in Patna museum/Jadu Ghar of Bihar can be found here along with History of Patna museum/ Jadu Ghar. It is famous for relic casket of Lord Buddha, Didarganj Yakshi statue and World’s longest fossilized tree.

There are thousands of things to see in Patna museum which are of varied type, which has been classified into 17 sections. The pre-historic objects include paleoliths, microliths, neoliths discovered from different parts of Bihar and from foreign countries as well. There are other things like stone sculpture, bronze items, terracotta, miniature paintings, Thanka paintings, coins, miscellaneous art objects and so on.

Things to see in Patna museum/Jadu Ghar of Bihar

Items on display in Patna museum are:
  • Collection of things related to the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
  • First World War cannon.
  • World's longest fossilized tree -16m long and 200 million years old.
  • Holy relic casket of Lord Buddha, which contains his ashes and other related materials. It was found during the excavation in Vaishali and it belongs to 6th century BC. But to see this, you have to shed extra Rs. 500. But it is totally worth it.
  • The world-famous Didarganj Yakshi statue, discovered on a Ganges riverbank in 1917, is the museum's most prized collection. It is famous as female 'chauri bearer' figure of the Mauryan period from 3rd century BC. It is made of chunar sandstone.
  • Huge collection of Mauryan and Gupta stone sculptures.
  • Collection of period weapons, including Humayun's dagger,
  • Rajasthani miniatures.
  • Stuffed animals, including tigers, a large gharial (crocodile), three-eared and eight-legged goat kid and an Australian wombat!
  • Copper hoards discovered from different parts of Bihar and Jharkhand.
  • Things from the Harappan sites, like terracotta figurines, potteries, copper and bronze objects.
  • The stone torso of a Jain Tirthankar, discovered at Lohanipur, Patna.
  • The lion head from Masarh in Bhojpur and the bull from Hajipur of Mauryan period.
  • Sculptures of the Pala-Sena school of art from 8th & 12th century AD.
  • Bronze images, or 'astadhatu' images discovered from Chausa (Buxar), Kurkihar (Gaya), Nalanda, Belwa (Saran). You must The 18 Jain bronzes from Chausa.
  • Paintings of Patna Qalam ( Patna School of Painting), from 1760-1940s. The specialty of these paintings is that they are made on paper, mica and ivory.
  • Tibetan scroll paintings on silk from 17th to 19th century AD depicting Buddha and Boddhisatva.
  • Separate gallery providing detailed information on the 100 years of Bihar.
  • Replicas of the famous monuments of Bihar including Golghar, Nalanda ruins and Ashokan pillar. The speciality of these replicas is that they are made of pieces of bricks and other waste materials of Patna Museum.

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