Shristhal Museum, Siddhpur

Shristhal Museum, Siddhpur

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Introduction

Shristhal Sangrahalay, also known as Siddhpur Museum or Bindu Sarovar Museum, is a Thematic Art and Archaeological Museum, located near Bindu Sarovar complex in Siddhpur, Patan district of Gujarat. Bindu Sarovar is a popular religious place, known for Matru Gaya Kshetra.


The Former State Tourism Minister Jaynarayan Vyas had proposed for a Museum in Siddhpur in the later half of the year 2010. One of the key intentions behind the setting up of the Museum at Siddhpur, was to propagate the Religious Tourism within the region by depicting local myths and legend. Shristhal Museum informally educates the people about the cultural significance of the region. The Museum was inaugurated by the Gujarat State Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani on 10 June 2017. The architect of Shristhal Museum is CRDU Cell, CEPT University of Ahmedabad. The interiors of the Shristhal Museum is designed by Aakruti Architects of Ahmedabad. The Concept and Theme of the Museum collection is prepared by The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara.


Shristhal Museum integrates most advanced perspective and technique. The water bodies are constructed around the Museum building to have a visual connect for visitors. Similar theme is also followed in the interiors of the museum.

Collection

The Museum has three galleries namely Tirth, Itihas and Samaj which represent the Religious and Ritual significance and History and Society of the North Gujarat.


1.TIRTH GALLERY

The first gallery represents religious and ritual activities held at Siddhpur. It is located on the lowermost level. Upon entering the gallery display a wall fresco painting which narrates the legends and myths of Bindu Sarovar.Tirth gallery has a collection of sculptures, photographs of Brahmanical Gods, and Goddesses. Further the gallery has two sub - sections: one section represents Mother and Child in the form of sculptures and photographs, while the other section illustrates Nature Worship and Conservation of the Environment.

2.ITIHAS GALLERY

This Gallery showcases Archaeological Specimens which were found from North Gujarat. Collection includes various Stone Tools, Terracotta Artefacts, Agate bowls, Replica and Model of the Dev-ni-mori Votive Stupa, Copper Plate Inscription written in Brahmi script, Numismatic assemblage, Traditional Ornaments of Gujarat, Photographs of Jain temples of Gujarat, Pre-modern weapons and Khat- Patras.


3.SAMAJ GALLERY

The third Gallery is situated in the first floor of the museum building. This gallery represents the Tangible Heritage of North Gujarat. This gallery is a manifestation of the religious, cultural and societal aspects of the people of North Gujarat. Samaj gallery exhibits the fragments of a Wooden Façade of a Haveli, Photographs and Wooden Utensils pertaining to kitchen activities, etc. Another section in this gallery is Gujarat and the Sea portraying models of several ships and various tools used for navigation.

Additional Information

a. Address: Shristhal Museum, Bindu Sarovar Complex, Nagvasan, Siddhpur, Patan, Gujarat -384151
b.Museum Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (For visitors) Museum remains closed on every Wednesday and 16 National Holidays.


ADMISSION FEES

Rs.1 for Indian National
Rs.50 for Foreign visitors
Rs.2 for School and College Students
Rs.100 for Photography (Mobile & Camera)
Rs.500 for Video Camera

Gallery

Bowl
Agate
Jamangar, Gujarat

Neck ornament
Silver
Early 19th century CE
Vadali, Gujarat

Anklet
Silver
Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

Armlet or Hathphool
Silver
Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

Necklace
Silver
Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

A Pair of Bangle
Silver
Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

A Pair of Bangle
Silver
Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

Tooth Pick or Tooth cleaner
Silver
Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

Necklace
Silver
Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

Maangtika or Damani
Silver Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

Armlet
Silver
Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

Chain along with Button for Kurta
Silver
Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

Opium container (small box)
Silver
Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

Ring with blue color semiprecious stone
Silver, Semi-Precious stone
Early 19th century CE
Gujarat

Idol of Jain Tirthankar - Rishabhnath.
Bronze
Gujarat

Copper Plate Inscription of Gurjara - Pratihara King Nagabhata II, dated Vikram Samvat 872

Sculpture of Jain Tithankar
Marble
Solanki Period
Khambat, Gujarat

Sculpture of Jain Tithankar Parshvanath
Black Marble
Solanki Period
Khambat, Gujarat

Specimen of a carved façade
Wood
Late 19th Century, Gujarat

Bas-relief of Jain temple
Sand Stone.
Gujarat

Sculpture of Jain Tithankar Parshvanath
Black Marble.
Solanki Period
Khambat, Gujarat

Sculpture of Jain Tithankar
Black Marble.
Solanki Period
Khambat, Gujarat

Parikar of Jain Tithankar
Marble.
Gujarat

Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery