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About Archaeological Museum

With an excellent collection of various Buddhist and Hindu relics and sculptures, the museum portrays the life during the Buddha period. The Archaeological Society of India Museum in Bodhgaya was established in the year 1956. There are two galleries and an open courtyard in the museum along two verandahs which exhibits various antiquities. The first gallery exhibits the sculptures depicting crowned Buddha in Bhumisparsamudra, Maitreya, a standing image of Manjusri, images of Buddha in a different attitude, standing Yakshi figure, railing pillar depicting Surya, a panel showing Sahasra Buddha, and much more. Sculptures associated with Buddhist and Brahmanical faith are the major attractions in the second gallery including panel showing Sapta Matrika, Dasavatara of Lord Vishnu. The huge idols of Lord Buddha in ‘abhayamudra’ position and the Varaha avatar of Lord Vishnu are the major attraction at this museum. Besides, coins from the Mughal era and relics and monuments from the Mauryan and Gupta period are also on display for the tourists.

Pro Tip: Entry fee is free for children upto 15 years

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Adult: INR 10
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera, Video

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