Museums

More than century after the French philosopher Lamartine remarked, "I'm tried of museums, those graveyards of art", museums have established for themselves a pattern quite distinct from mere curio cabinets. And today, rarity which was rather overemphasized has given way conservation and preservation in a systematic manner.

Maharashtra has the rare privilege of two museums celebrating their centenaries and a third on its way. Inspite of this, our museums are still in the process of metamorphosis. In India, as well as in Maharashtra the first museum was the result of scholarly enthusiasm. Just as the Indian Museum, Calcutta, the first to have been set up, originated from the persuasion of Dr. Nathaniel Wallich, Danish botanist, so also in Bombay, it was Dr. Buist, a connoisseur whose efforts led to the founding of the Victoria and Albert Museum (now renamed The Bhau Daji Laud Sangrahalaya) at the Jijamata Udyan in 1855. But Maharashtra's largest and most progressive museum owes its origins to the resolution of the Government of India. In 1901, Henry Cousens succeeded in setting up a brief exhibition at the Town Hall, Bombay in 1901.
The collection in the Kolhapur Museum contains a large number of sculptures of the Shilahara period (9th to 13th Century A.D.), works of handicrafts from Savantwadi, excavated antiquities from the Brahmapuri mound in Kolhapur, and portraits and landscapes of famous artists from the same place.

Maharashtra Religious Place
Afghan Memorial
Ambadevi Temple
Ambarnath Akoli
Anwa Temple
Ayappa temple
Bahubali Hill Temples
Balaji Temple Nerul
Ballaleshwar Temple
Bibi ka Maqbara
Chakreshwar Temple
Chinchwad Ganesh Temple
Ganapati Tample
Dattatreya Temple
Kailash Temple
Mount Mary Church
Mumbadevi Temple
Nageshwar Tample
Osho Ashram
Pandharpur
Shirdi
Sidhi Vinayak Tample
Shri Hazur Sahib
Saptama