(Last Updated on : 31-08-2009)
Shimoga, locally called as Shiv-mogga originally derived its name from the term 'Shiv-Mukha' meaning 'Face of Shiva'. With nature's bounty surroundings dotted with waterfalls, thriving paddy fields and plausible palms, Shimoga, in the state of Karnataka attracts visitors most.
Apart from being a rich natural sight, Shimoga also houses an archaeological museum. The Government of India built it in the year 1950 in order to store the excavated materials and the objects of archaeology.
As a result of this, presently it is a show house of sculptures, inscriptions, paintings, arms, coins, paper manuscripts, palm leaf manuscripts, woodcarvings and copper plates.
People are welcome in the museum from 9am to 5pm except on Mondays and Government Holidays.
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