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Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum in Ahmedabad

Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad is one of the most beautiful museums in Ahmedabad. From printed books to manuscripts based on different religions, the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad is simply a treasure trove for bibliophiles.

History:

Established by Muni Shri Punyavijayji and Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad houses a rare collection of books and manuscripts. The library was established in the year 1984 and has an excellent collection of miniature paintings, cloth paintings, stone sculptures, terracottas, bronzes, textiles, wood work, metal sculptures, coins and various paintings of Tagore and artwork of Nepal and Tibet.

Description:

One of the famous tourist attractions in Ahmedabad is Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad. The museum is said to have one of the largest collection of books and manuscripts related to Jainism. Established in 1984, the library consists of nearly 45,000 printed books, 75, 000 manuscripts and that includes 500 illustrated versions.

The books in Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad covers a wide range of subjects from Jainism to Buddhist religion, tantra, grammar, Jain darshana, Jain philosophy and poetics to Vedas, agama to the different branches of Indian philosophy. You can get a glimpse of books in different languages that include Sanskrit, Pali, Old Gujarati, Apabhramsa, Hindi, and Rajasthani. Books in Prakrit are also there in Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad.

The Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad also known as the Institute of Indology has a strong collaboration with the National Mission from 2003. The list of manuscripts, books and miniature paintings gives the tourists an idea about the art and culture of ancient India. From painted patas, sculptures to bronze and woodwork, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad is an educative and informative place for the tourists.

In the museum, Smt. Madhuriben Dhirajlal Desai donated much of her early collection that comprised of sculptures, terracottas, wood work and textile.

Besides the Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Ahmedabad, there are a number of other tourist attractions of Ahmedabad which allures tourists from all over. On your Tour to Ahmedabad plan a trip to the Rani Sipri's Mosque, Raj Rabri Mosque, Dada-hari-di-Vav, Victoria Gardens, Kutbi Mazar, Bhadra Fort, N C Mehta Museum of Miniatures and Calico Textile Museum. Modhera is also an interesting destination, famous for the ancient Sun temple and also you can go to Lothal where you can get to see the remnants of the Indus Valley Civilization.