Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum is one of the most popular museums in Naggar. It is near the International Roerich Art Gallery in Naggar at the Roerich Estate in Kullu. The museum was founded in 1928 as a research institute by Russian Professor Nicolas Roerich with the goal of creating an intellectual environment conducive to research on Tibetan and Indian medicine, it is located 100 meters uphill from the Nicolas K. Roerich Art Gallery.
The name “Urusvati,” which means the light of the morning star, was retained in 1993. This museum focuses on Russian Folk Art and contains musical instruments, stone carvings, etc. created by Roerich.
The major attractions of the Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum are Russian and local folk art, costumes, genuine Roerich paintings, and those of his Russian disciples. In addition to musical instruments, painted dishes, dolls, oil paintings by Russian painters, stone carvings, etc., the gallery devoted to Russian folk art also features oil paintings by Russian painters, stone carvings, etc.
You can also witness lovely idols of many gods and goddesses, a photograph of Lord Buddha Bodhistav, and several Pahari paintings. Outside the museum, you can browse through Roerich’s books and buy postcards.
The museum features a collection of crystal pieces, door frames, and some lovely Agni yoga quotations. The Museum’s collection features various Himalayan regional costumes, including those of Lahaul-Spiti, Kullu, Ladakh, Tibet, and Pahari, among others.
Woodcarvings such as doorframes, crystal pieces, and Agniyoga quotations can also be found here. The collection includes traditional costumes from Ladakh, Kullu, Lahaul-Spiti, and Tibet, as well as beautiful idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, Pahari paintings, and a photograph of Lord Buddha. Postcards and books about Roerich’s work can be purchased at the counter outside the museum.
You can also witness the lovely idols of many gods and goddesses, a photograph of Lord Buddha Bodhistav, and several Pahari paintings. Outside the museum, you can also browse through the books which were written by Roerich and buy postcards.
How to Reach
Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum is 6-7 kilometers away on a hill near the International Roerich Art Gallery at Roerich Estate. It is managed by a trust. The Himalayan Folk Art Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It is thereafter available from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays are off limits. The museum is very accessible. To get to the Museum, you can utilize private or public transportation, taxis, or buses.
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