Bharhut Gallery

Bharhut Gallery

The red sandstone remnants of the Bharhut Stupa were created all the way to their current location and re-created there by Alexander Cunningham, who excavated the site in 1873. The gallery shows the architectural remains – railings and the only surviving Eastern Gateway or ‘Torana’. Jataka tales, stories of Lord Buddha’s life, numerous animal and geometric motifs, and several demigods – Yaksha and Yakshi figurines are depicted in the gallery. Next to the Bharhut remains, there are fragments of railings (some original pieces with cast replicas) from the site of Bodhgaya exhibited.

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Founded in 1814 at the cradle of the
Asiatic Societyof Bengal (at the present
building of the Asiatic Society,
1 Park Street, Kolkata), Indian Museum
is the oldest and the largest  Museum…