Shakuntala Jagannathan Museum of Kanchi, Kanchipuram – Museum for South Indian Ancient Paintings, Sculptures, Classical Musical Instruments, & Copper Household Items – Visit, Travel Guide (Updated)
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Recently visited the Shakuntala Jagannathan Traditional Museum, an 400 year old heritage house called ‘Brahma Mandiram’ in Kanchipuram. This house belongs to the maternal ancestors of Sir C. P. Ramaswami Aiyar. This museum consists of a wide range of South Indian style ancient wall paintings, sculptures, classical musical instruments, and copper household items collections. This Museum is very near to the famous Ekambaranathar Temple.
The Shakunthala Jagannathan Museum of Kanchipuram was established in 2001, this house was around 500 years old, which belongs to the 15th – 16th century Vijayanagara period. The Museum was founded by Shakunthala Jagannathan, who was the Regional Director and Deputy General Director of Tourism, Government of India, Mumbai. Shakunthala Jagannathan contributed the Museum with her great collection of brass utensils, antique paintings, and lamps, musical instruments, textiles, and dolls from her personal collections. They are living culture and traditional heritage of Kanchipuram.
In this museum, we can find a classic collection of old Cheriyal scroll paintings, a cupboard showcases the Navarathri Golu / Kolu dolls, which are a main part of the Navaratri traditional celebration, and also a collection of carved Vahanas – animal vehicles of various Gods. We could also find collections of Musical Instruments, Deepam – culture Lamps, various traditionally used kitchen Utensils. This museum consists of a wide range of South Indian style ancient wall paintings, sculptures, classical musical instruments, and copper household items collections. This Museum is very near to the famous Ekambaranathar Temple.
Travel Tips for Shakuntala Jagannathan Museum of Folk Art, Kanchipuram
Address: 4-6 Lingappa St. , Kanchipuram, 631 501, India.
Phone: +91 4112 230 112
Timings : Monday to Saturday 10 AM TO 5PM, Sunday Closed.
Entry Fees – 30 INR.
How to reach Shakuntala Jagannathan Museum of Folk Art, Kanchipuram:
Through Airways : Chennai International Airport (Code MAA) is the nearest Airport To kanchipuram.Have to travel 40 km and it takes 20 mins to reach.
Through Roadways: Kanchipuram is 75 kilometers Away from chennai and is well connected by a network of roads with other important towns and cities of Tamilnadu.
By Rail: The Kanchipuram Railway Station (Code CJ) has regular and direct trains connecting to Chennai, Tirupati, Nagarcoil, Chengalpattu, Bangalore, etc..
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