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Insitute of Indology, Ahmedabad, India

 
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added on the 12th of May, 2011
Institute of Indology preserves rare art, manuscripts and archaeological objects of India. It’s based in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat state, India. It was started in 1956 for a good cause of preserving arts. A museum was started here in 1984, which now hosts a huge collection of very rare hand written menu scripts and literature of different Indian religions. It has more than 70,000 Jain religion menu scripts and 45,000 books. This place is the largest collection of Jain literature.
This is one of the finest museum  in Ahmedabad established by Muni Shri Punyavijayji and Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai. Books and literature here cover a wide range of subjects from Buddhist religion, tantra, Jain darshana, Jaina philosophy, grammar, and poetics to Vedas, agamas, and systems of Indian philosophy.
Apart from literature, it also has rich and rare collection of illustrated manuscripts, miniature paintings, painted patas, sculptures, and bronzes and wood work. Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute also organizes lectures on art and, film screenings.
While on visit of the city, art lovers don’t get a chance to miss this great collection of rare Indian art.

Address:
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Price:
Free

Opening Hours:
9am to 5pm

How to get there:
Local transport from any part of Ahmedabad

 
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