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Located in the Indian state of Bihar, Patna museum is an amazing place to explore historical artifacts of India. Built in 1917 under the British Raj, Patna Museum is an impressive example of Mughal and Rajput architecture. The museum is commonly called as Jadu Ghar and is a great place to witness several metal and stone sculptures that date back to the Gupta and Mauryan Eras. The museum also displays various archaeological objects, coins, art objects, paintings, instruments, textiles, paintings, thankas, bronze images and sculptures and terra cotta images made by Hindu and Buddhist artists. Patna museum also house the rare collection of First World War cannon, British-period paintings depicting day-to-day life, as well as a fine collection related to the first President of India and Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
There is a 16 m long fossilized tree, which is around 200 million years old and is considered as the longest fossilized tree of the world. The museum is best known for the splendid collection of Buddhist sculptures, Jain images, Buddhist Bodhisattvas and Chinese art. A sandstone piece of Yakshi or a female attendant holding a flying whisk is one of the major attractions at the museum. a Buddhist Relic Gallery, having a stupa found in the year 1958 in Vaishali is said to contain the ashes of Gautama Buddha is another important facet this museum will let you encounter.
The Patna museum will remain open on all days except on Monday. Visit the place to witness the impressive artifacts and valuable items from the historic India.