Museums of Bangalore: Indian Musical Experience

Watch the video here: Overview: I thought Bangalore just had 2-3 museums which are well known until a few years ago, but a little research opened up my thoughts as I discovered several museums within the city. I have decided to visit all the museums in the city and document those.  The first one on the list is the Indian Musical Experience in JP Nagar 7th phase. This beautiful museum is dedicated to the evolution and science behind different forms of music from traditional to contemporary.  As we enter the museum, in the inner courtyard, we can see a sound garden, where we can learn about the sounds created from natural things like wood, stones, and metals. We can try our hand in generating music as well. This area is well enjoyed by both adults and children. We then get inside the museum and the experience starts from the 3rd floor, where we are shown a small animated movie with different types of sound created by nature. From there we enter an interacti

The tale of 3 Dwarkas

Overview: A place shrouded into deep history, Dwarka has been the target of several invasions, right from the Vedic periods to the Ghaznavids and the British. This land of Sri Krishna was established in the Dwaparayuga, after Mathura was being attacked repeatedly by Magadh king Jarasandha. The message given by Sri Krishna was to avoid suffering of the local public even if it means fleeing the capital city. The exact location of Sri Krishna's palace is still debatable, with Bet Dwarka being agreed by most historians as the original one. Several artifacts have been found off the island of Bet Dwarka. The temple of Bet Dwarka can be reached by taking a ferry from Okha port. Its crowded for most part of the day and the temple remains closed between 12pm and 4pm. The ferry takes around 30-40 mins to reach Bet Dwarka, and again a 10 min walk to reach the temple. One needs to dedicate 2-3 hours for the complete experience. Not far from Bet Dwarka is the Nageshwar temple, which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the country.

Okha Port

Ferry from Okha to Bet Dwarka
Bet Dwarka

Around 30 km from Bet Dwarka is the city of modern Dwarka, which is known for the great temple of Dwarkadhish, dedicated to Sri Krishna as the protector of Dwarka. This temple has been demolished and rebuilt several times in history, and the current structure is from the 16th century. Across the Sudhama bridge across the Dwarkadhish temple are the 5 wells believed to date back to the Pandavas period.



Sudhama Bridge
Pandava Wells

Further 300km south of Dwarka is the small place of Mul Dwarka, which is believed to be the place where Sri Krishna and Balarama stayed for a while before going to Dwarka. This is also an ancient trading port and an old lighthouse can be seen near the Krishna temple. This place is between Somnath and Diu.

Mul Dwarka

 Mul Dwarka
Mul Dwarka


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