Exhibits of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum
Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum houses some of the rare Hindu scriptures of the primitive period of India. These scriptures were mostly written with hands. Most significant are the minute copies of the Bhagwat Gita, which were prepared to protect them from Mughal king Aurangzeb's onslaught on holy religious scriptures.
Other treasures of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum include a handful of miniature paintings. They are quite frail thereby depicting several themes of the Ramayana and also other primeval Hindu mythological scriptures. They belong to several schools of Indian art and architecture like Rajasthan, Mughal and Persian. Also the ceilings are painted colorfully and are quite attractive. The ceiling possesses huge chandeliers. These are usually sheltered from dust covers. They are displayed only on special occasions. The elephant saddles, better known as the haudas is worth mentioning. City Palace Museum houses sterling silver items of 2 mammoth silver vessels. It is the world's largest one. As per the opinion of the experts Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II possessed these vessels. He used to take them to River Ganga and fill them for the purpose of drinking. There is Diwan-I-Khas, or hall of the public audience of the City Palace Museum, lying between the art gallery and the armory museum. It is lined up in beautiful marbles.
Till today imperial family members reside in a portion of this City Palace museum. However the visitors are permitted to visit this portion where numerous things are being displayed. In the outside courtyard superb peacock deserves to be mentioning. In other words this city palace museum is well preserved which retains ancient legacies with immense concern.
Travelling to Jaipur by air is considered to be the most convenient. The Jaipur airport is located at Sanganer, which is about 12 kilometers from the heart of the city. This airport has both international and domestic terminals. A number of airlines that operate on a regular basis connect Jaipur to most of the cities not only across India, but also across the globe. Jaipur is reachable by trains such as Shatabdi Express which is air-conditioned, very comfortable and connects Jaipur to many important Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jammu, Jaisalmer, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Haridwar, Bhopal, Lucknow, Patna, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Goa. Some other popular trains are Ajmer Shatabdi, Pune Jaipur Express, Jaipur Express and Adi SJ Rajdhani. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) runs regular, Volvo (air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned) and deluxe buses between Jaipur and other cities within the state.
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(Last Updated on : 24-08-2016)
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