H Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum-
Situated in the Jai Vilas Palace, the Scindia Museum
has a variety of objects ranging from sculptures,
bronzes, weapons, miniature paintings, manuscripts
Museum- Like most site museums in India,
this one also owes its genesis to an English General
accidentally stumbling upon some ancient ruins around
Sculptures found here include statues of the Buddha,
several bodhisattvas and early Hindu period statues
of Ganesh. There is a lion capital of an Ashoka
pillar very similar to the one found at Sarnath.
Museum- Archaeological Museum was earlier
called the Jardine Museum. Most of the 2000 objects
are masterpieces of Indian sculpture. The Nritta
Ganesha, a colossal image depicts the elephant-
headed god dancing while his attendents keep rhythem;
a marvellous Hari-Hara representing the deity whose
right half is Shiva and left Vishnu manifests the
perfectly conceived unity of the two gods.
Museum- The State Museum, established
in 1917, has an excellent collection of stone and
terracotta sculptures especially from the Mauryan
Museum- Gaya, 206 km from Patna, is an
ancient Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site. On view
are ancient sculptures, bronzes and terracotta.
There is a section on numismatics, the decorative
arts, paintings, manuscripts, arms and armoury,
geology and natural history.
Archaeological Museum- Ninety km south
of Patna lies Nalanda, the historic Buddhist university.
It is believed that the Buddha preached here and
the Mauryan emperor Ashoka built the famous monastery.
The excavated ruins are spectacular, with chapels,
monasteries and lecture halls symmetrically spread
over a large area.