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Sand Sculpture Museum - Creative art with sand









Sand Sculpture Museum at Mysore. You might be wondering, Mysore doesn't have a beach.. and Sand Museum.. ??. Yes, you are right !! :D This Sand museum is not on any beach, but on a plain land protected from sun and rain. This is a unique Sand Sculpture museum, which would definitely attract an art lover. The sculptures depict on Mysore heritage, religion, public awareness, mythology, education and emotions.

 

[caption id="attachment_2897" align="alignnone" width="1136"]sand-museum-entrance Sand Museum - The entrance[/caption]

 

The more astonishing fact is that this sand castle is a dream of a young artist M N Gowri. She is a graduate in Master of Fine Arts and passionate about sculpting. Using 115 trucks of sieved construction sand and taking 5 months to create these huge 3D sculptures with 16 themes and 150 sculptures totally. The artist mentions she has used just sand, water and glue (for vertical compositions) for sculpting. The sculptures require maintenance using insecticides and herbicides on regular basis.

Kudos to her patience and this distinctive passion! The whole museum is maintained by M N Gowri supported by her family. Mysore, being the most visited place , now includes this Sand Museum as a tourist attraction.

The array of sand sculptures under the same roof as we walked:

 

[caption id="attachment_2916" align="alignnone" width="5482"]sand-museum-ganesha The 15ft Lord Ganesha sculpture welcomed us[/caption]

 

 

[caption id="attachment_2915" align="alignnone" width="6000"]sand-museum-chamundeshwari Goddess Chamundeshwari - deity of Wodeyars[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2914" align="alignnone" width="6000"]sand-museum-dasara Dasara procession -  a feast to eyes :)[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2913" align="alignnone" width="4000"]sand-museum-wodeyar The King : Shrikantadatta Wodeyar[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2912" align="alignnone" width="6000"]sand-museum-zodiac-wheel Zodiac wheel - Finest of its type[/caption]

 

 

[caption id="attachment_2891" align="alignnone" width="2048"]sand-museum-gitopadesha Gitopadesha - Arjuna and Sri Krishna on the chariot[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2890" align="alignnone" width="2048"]sand-museum-ancient-civilization Ancient Civilization - I could recognize Egyptian and Mesopotamian[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2889" align="alignnone" width="2048"]sand-museum-marine-world The Marine world - Wow beautifully sculpted[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2888" align="alignnone" width="675"]sand-museum-bird-nest Bird feeders and nest surrounding the sculptures[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2887" align="alignnone" width="2048"]sand-museum-islam Islam culture[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2886" align="alignnone" width="2048"]sand-museum-disneyland Disney Land !![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2885" align="alignnone" width="2048"]sand-museum-flea-market Flea market[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2884" align="alignnone" width="2048"]sand-museum-recognition Recognitions[/caption]

We could notice a game of archery for adults (INR 30) and game for kids (INR 20).  It's a peaceful place to have an evening walk and retreat yourself with art.

These sculptures have a lot of hard work  behind them. I hope the passion of M N Gowri would continue. With this, I'll depart you and please pay a visit her while on the way to Chamundi hills. It would take 20 mins of your time and a memorable walk.

Visiting tips:



  1. The museum is on the main road (to the left) on the way to Chamundi hills.

  2. The place is open on all days from 8am to 6:30pm. Great go!!

  3. The entry fee is INR 40 per head. Completely pocket-friendly. I guess it is free for children. Check once!!

  4. No charges on photography. We can click as many pictures as we can :P

  5. Enjoy the art and please maintain cleanliness.


More posts on Mysore to follow. Keep exploring ! :) 







Comments

  1. I have visited this museum twice. It is indeed marvelous. Your photographs are good too.

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  2. Thanks for the compliment. Yes, this is a great place to explore sand sculptures.

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