Bharat Kala Bhavan, Varanasi – An Art and Archaeology Museum


The visit to Ram Nagar Fort was indeed a totally different experience which pleased me thoroughly. On the third day we decided to make a visit to the Bharat Kala Bhawan which found in the premises of the Banaras Hindu University. Last day we had visited the Ram Nagar Fort which is located at a distance of just 2 kilometers from the university, but I was disheartened of not visiting it. However we made it today as our aim was to visit the Bharat Kala Bhawan and it is located within the compounds of the university. We traveled a distance of 6 kilometers from the Varanasi Cantt and reached at the vicinity of the university at about 11 am in the morning.

Bharat Kala Bhavan Varanasi

Bharat Kala Bhavan Varanasi | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

Almost every student must be aware about the Banaras Hindu University which was started by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in the year 1920. The university is one of the oldest in the country and hosts a range of subjects in the academics. Bharat Kala Bhavan in the university premises has a rare collection of precious art forms, miniature statues, miniatures from the Mughal period, manuscripts, pictures, contemporary art forms and brocade textiles. Visitors can also indulge themselves for an extensive visit to the gallery where jewelry, terracotta items, Rajasthani and Pahari paintings, goods made of ivory and precious gemstones are exhibited.

Different galleries in the Bharat Kala Bhavan are the Madan Mohan Malaviya gallery,Nidhi gallery, Nicholas Roerich gallery, Decorative Art gallery, sculpture gallery, Chhavi gallery and Archaeological gallery are present. Each of these galleries is different from one another and hosts an exquisite collection of rare art and architecture.

The ancient essence of the Varanasi city is presented through the different galleries found in the Kala Bhawan. There are about 1,04,376 holdings found in this spacious gallery which is unique in itself. I have a keen interest in art and literature ever since I became a professor. Moreover my teachings are greatly inspired from real life findings and ancient a=inscriptions. I felt really delighted to have visited the museum cum gallery with my husband and children. It provided me an in depth knowledge about various things.

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