Sisodia Rani Garden in Jaipur to get a musical museum
Jaipur: Sisodia Rani Bagh (Garden) in Jaipur is set to open a music museum. The archaeology department has got the premises in the palace to build this museum.
More than 50 musical instruments and sculptures will be on display in this one of its kind museum in the state. These will represent the musical culture of Rajasthan and represent its legacy. Instruments like Sarangi, Ektara, Khartal, etc will be on display which will fascinate music aficionados. The museum is likely to be inaugurated on Oct 26 this year.
This is not the first instance of such an idea being floated. Proposals to have such a museum had also been made in the past however they never materialized.
Sisodia Rani Garden and Palace is a palace garden located at Ghat Ki Guni. It was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728 and consists of tiered multi-level gardens with fountains, watercourses and painted pavilions. A double-storeyed palace occupies the top terrace of the garden. The palace also has many galleries, pavilions and beautiful murals depicting scenes from the life of Lord Krishna. It is located on the Jaipur Agra highway.
The palace garden derives its name from the queen for whom it was built. She hailed from the Sisodia dynasty of Suryavanshi Rajputs, who ruled and now nominally rule the region of Mewar in Rajasthan. The palace was in news recently after the government launched night tourism with fountains and lights being revamped to attract more tourists. The palace is a beautiful example of architecture and the addition of the museum should add to its existing charm.