At a glance :
Region : Andhra Pradesh, Cuddapah
Started In : 1982
Showcases : Monographs, sculptures of Kakaitya periods & Chalukyan western
This museum is located about eight kilometers on Penner River's south side. This Bhagavan museum is situated in the Cuddapah district, this place is bounded on its 3 sides by Palkonda hills and Nallamalai. The name of this district came from the word of Telegu language Kudapa. The meaning of this word is gate. This district is a gateway of religious place of Shri Venkateshwara. The Bhgavan museum is a major attraction of this place. This museum was built by the Government; it contains historical and archeological relevance. The name of this museum has separate individual story. In 1982, this museum was built through the contribution of Jain businessman and from their God Mahavir, they gave name to this museum called, Bhagavan Mahavir Museum. this structure is place where all historical structure made of stone, limestone, granite structure, bronze icons, dolomite all these items, which are belongs to the oldest centuries.
All these structures, which are preserved, were founded below the mine but from various places of Hyderabad, Cuddapah and districts of Kurnol. Here you will get to see of fifth and eighth century's sculptures, which were founded in the Gundluru, Kolathur, Nandalur, Poli, Mantapampally, Thimmayapalem, Attirala, Kolathur and many more villages. Bhagavan Mahavir museum contains scarce items. Among the scarce sculptures, there is a Lord Ganapthi's statue; this sculpture has been made during the period of Vijayanagar. You will be surprised after seeing the sculptures of the Chalukya period, which is of ninth and tenth century; among this century's sculptures, you will find the Lord Shiva and head of goat. You must have seen the common sculpture of Lord Vishnu carrying Chakram in his right hand, but in this museum, you will get the chance to see the unusual sculpture that is Lord Vishnu having Sankhu within the right hand and within the left hand, club. In this museum, you will get to see many attention catching things. It contains oldest coins belongs to the period of Satavahana, Mughals, Ikshawakus, Qutub Shahi, Vishnukundins and Bahmanis. There are ancient miniature paintings and weapons like knives, swords belong to the period of Mughal. Additional, it also includes tools made of stone, arms in various shapes and sizes. Every museum of the Andhra Pradesh has contributed in preserving the old Andhra Pradesh state, through beautiful sculptures. Except Friday, you can visit this museum during the timing of 10:30am to 05:00pm.