Prince of Wales Musuem

The Prince of Wales Museum was founded in the early 20th century to commemorate the visit of the then Prince of Wales. The building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture and surrounded by a garden of palm trees and flower beds.

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Main entrance

The museum building was completed in 1915, but was initially used as a Children’s Welfare Centre and a Military Hospital in the First World War, after which it was handed over to the museum committee in 1920.

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Central Lobby

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Uma-Maheshwara, Ceiling slab from Huchchappayyagudi temple

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Terracotta Buddha, Sind (Pakistan), 5th Century AD

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Goddess Durga, Solapith Art

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@ her favorite Museum

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Crawling Krishnas, South India, 19th to 20th Century

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Farmer with his children (Sir Ratan Tata nas Sir DJ Tata Collection, 19th Century)

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Dharmavajra, Nepal, 17th Century

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Laxmi-Narayana, Nepal, 19th Century

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Dakhini, Tibet, 16th Century

Tara is the supreme Buddhist goddess. She is the counterpart as wells as spouse of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara.

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Tara, Nepal, 18th Century

2 Responses to Prince of Wales Musuem

  1. adil April 25, 2010 at 3:14 am #

    Hello Madhu & Savita
    Heard about your site and your trip from Sonali. This is great. Prince of Wales has always been my favorite museum.As some one who grew up in Mumbai , you still can never tire of the sights of Mumbai..Loved the other blog about Kala Ghoda too.. Great job guys!!

    • Madhu April 25, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

      Hi Adil,
      Welcome to our blog.
      Yes, it’s great fun to loaf around in Mumbai … There is so much to see and experience in Mumbai.

      Give our best to Sonali.

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