New Bharhut Gallery at
the Indian Museum, Kolkata
The magnificent remains of the railings and the gateway of the
Buddhist stupa discovered in 1873 from Bharhut near Satna in
Madhya Pradesh were displayed in the gallery of the Museum from
1878. The railings, about nine feet high, consist of pillars,
crossbars and running coping stones. The eastern gateway of the
stupa, about 23 feet high, had survived the ravages of time while
three others, once placed on cardinal directions, were lost.
A modernised airconditioned Bharhut gallery with fabricated panels
and gateways creating an ambience of the age has recently been
reopened for public view.
gallery was inaugurated on 18th March
2000 by H.E. the Governor of West Bengal, Sri Viren J.Shah and
the Chief Minister of Assam was the Guest of Honour.