Museum and art gallery
1 - 2 Hours
Jaganmohana Palace and Art Gallery is a palace in the palace city of Karnataka Mysore. Jaganmohan Palace Situated at the center of the city, The Jaganmohan Palace was built during the rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1861, as an alternate retreat for the royal family. The Mysore Palace, which was the original home of the royal family, was burnt down in a fire and the construction of a new palace in its place was started in the year 1897. The Royal family lived in this palace till the construction of the new Amba Vilas Mysore Palace in 1912.
In 1915, the Jaganmohan Palace was converted into an art gallery, which was later renamed in 1955 in the name of Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, as the Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery. The main door of this strikingly Hindu style built Jaganmohan Palace is itself a masterpiece of Art with intricate carvings which is said to have been made in just 70 days. Two wooden displaying Dashavatara, the ten incarnations of the Hindu God, Vishnu is also present in the palace. The art gallery contains paintings exceeding 2000 in number and these belong to different Indian styles of painting like Mysore, Mughal, and Shantiniketan. It has one of the largest collections of artifacts in South India. The Art Gallery houses the prestigious collection of paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, a great artist of Thiruvananthapuram, who had carried out an assignment for the Mysore Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV in 1904.
After independence, the government took over the maintenance of the palace. The palace is used as an art gallery and auditorium. Photography is strictly prohibited within the art gallery, it has paintings from different periods from the history of Mysore it also has A great collection of paintings of Raja Raviverma and a remarkably fine series of paintings from Chughtai and some of the greatest masters of the Indian art scene, like Gaganendranath Tagore and Nicholas Roerich. others. The most popular painting of Sri Jayachamaraja Wadeyar’s Durbar is placed on the ground floor of the Gallery, and it is also the largest painting of the Gallery. The French clock on the ground floor is also a highlight of the Museum. On the second floor is the collection of musical instruments, once used by the Royal family. An aesthete could easily spend 2-3 hours gazing at the beauty, while others can spend quality time of at least an hour to peep through the gallery. One can find Arts And Crafts shops Inside the Palace campus. The building is maintained by the Mysore City Corporation (MCC) in its "Maintain cleanliness, preserve Heritage" initiative. The huge pavilion at the front has been used for holding meetings of the representative assembly and convocations of the University of Mysore.
|January to December|
|Monday||10:00 AM - 05:30 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM - 05:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM - 05:30 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM - 05:30 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM - 05:30 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM - 05:30 PM|
|Last Admission||05:00 PM|
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