Amer Jaipur Archaeological Museum
The Amer (Jaipur) Archaeological Museum is situated in the Dil-e-aaram Gardens of Jaipur's ancient capital Amer. This was established in the year 1949. Amer was a city which was founded by Raja Alan Singh of the Chanda clan of Meenas. During 967AD, this place was known to be a flourishing settlement. It was then conquered by the Rajputs clan called Kachwaha. The place is also the home to spectacular buildings which were built there.
The Amer (Jaipur) Archaeological Museum exhibits materials from Sambhar, Bairat, Nagar, Rairh etc. it also is the home to the yupa thumbs else called ad the yupa pillars. There is also a variety of epigraphs and sculptures which have been found from different sites of Jaipur which was kept earlier at the Vidyadhar Gardens that was located at the Purana Ghat.
In July 1949, the complete collection that was there was transferred to a small portion of the old palace which is still a part of the complex. The Amer (Jaipur) Archaeological Museum is divided into three sections each reflecting a small part of history
The First Section
The first section of the museum is an archaeological section. This section exhibits the archaeological findings as well as materials which were recovered during the excavation of.
Rairh - this is a site which was considered to be metallurgical centre and commercial center during the historic times. Here people have found different kinds of coins, pottery, different toys and figures of female goddess. Other areas include Bairat , Sambhar, Nagar, Pamvar, Bansi and Virat Nagar
There is also a sculpture sections as well as an Epigraphy section
A person can also get to see two yupa stumbhs or Pillars which were used as sacrificial post. These pillars have Barnala inscriptions, From Abhanerism there were SPratihar Sculptures that go back to 8th centuary AD as well as Terracotta objects from places like Bairat, Nagar, Rairh and Sambhar. All of these findings clearly indicate and go back towards the different historic periods.
It is said that the stubs or pillars have a particular bonding between heaven and earth. This is a cosmic connection of the two. in the inscription of the pillars, it states that the son of Dharaka named Ahisarman was the brains behind eructing these pillars. it was believed that Ahisarman was a Malava Chief. There is also a note that these pillars could also have some kind of association with the Shiv ling. The inscriptions on the pillars also have a little hymn which shows the connection of lord Shiva along with the two yupa stumbhs or pillars.
For people to get a better understanding the findings and materials have been arranged in a chronological order so that people or visitors can understand as well as families themselves with Rajasthan's contribution in history as well as the different arts that have been in place for a very long time.
A person can visit the Amer (Jaipur) Archaeological Museum anytime between 10 AM and 5PM. It is closed on Fridays as well as Different Public holidays
There is no entry fee.
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