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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum : A Photo Feature

Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum was established by Padmashree Dr D G Kelkar in the memory of his son Raja who had met with an untimely tragic death.

This museum showcases artefacts religiously collected from all over India by the late Dr Kelkar , his late wife Sau Kamlabai and daughter Sau Rekha Hari Ranade. The museum is presently being managed by Shri Sudhanva Ranade.

There are priceless antiques, handicrafts, kitchen utensils,musical instruments,locks,weapons, armour, statuetes, paintings, intricately carved doors, windows etc  made in wood, stone,metal,ivory etc on display.

There is also a recreation of the Mastani Mahal in the memory of Mastani the beautiful concubine of Peshwa Bajirao I.

The Kelkar museum situated at Natu Baug, off Bajirao Road,Shukrawar Peth is a testimony of one mans tireless quest for the most exquisite collectibles and their juxtaposition under one roof for the world to see.

Additional photographs:

pic: Meenaxi

pic: Varaha carrying Bhudevi
pic: fish scale armour
pic:zodiac sign wheel
pic: Ganesh on horseback

pic: four headed Ganesha


pic: Shiva 

 pic: light show puppetry
 pic: Buddha

 pic:Thai Ganesha

 pic: 5 headed Hanuman
 pic: Vithoba Rahi Rakhumabai

 pic: crocodile skin armour
pic: Iron plate armour

Address: Natu Baug, off Bajirao road,Pune.
Timings: 9 am- 6 pm
Entry fee: Rs 20/- + 150/- for use of camera.

Text and Photographs : Abhijit Rajadhyaksha

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