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 Museums & Galleries

Roerich Art Gallery, Naggar
Nicholas Roerich art gallery Naggar Roerich Art Gallery is situated 2km uphill from Naggar bus stand. The gallery originally was N.K. Roerich's residence, later turned into the art gallery by his son Svyetoslav Roerich.

The art gallery is run as Roerich Heritage Museum by a trust formed by the governments of Himachal Pradesh and Russia. Prime Minister of India is the chairperson of this trust.

Nicholas K. Roerich embraced stupendous qualities. He was a master artist, a scholar, a writer, an archaeologist and an explorer. His reverance for the Himalayas inspired him to paint thousands of paintings of the Himalayas, sentinels of India.

A few of his excellent creations have been housed at the Roerich Art Gallery, in Naggar. The gallery preserves original works of Roerich on the Himalayas, quotations from Roerich and valued words of the visitors and the admirers.

The gallery remains open from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., except Mondays.

Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum, Naggar
This tribal and folk art museum was founded by Professor and Madame Nicholas Roerich in 1928, then known as Research Institute, Naggar where history, ethos, the spirit of the Himalayan region and the traditional Indian and Tibetan medicines were studied. It was renamed as Uruswati Himalayan Folk Art Museum in 1993. Uruswati is an Sanskrit word, meaning 'light of the morning star'.

Uruswati Himalayan Folk Museum, NaggarThis folk art museum is situated 100m uphill Nicholas K. Roerich Art Gallery. Russian folk artifices, music instruments, dolls, paintings and dishes are displayed in the museum. Some masterly oil paintings by Russian painters and family photographs of the Roerichs are displayed In the entrance gallery. In the upper storey of the museum some fine works of Indian painters are displayed which have been donated to the museum during various painting workshops organized here.

The museum exhibits reproductions of Roerich's works, stone carvings, woodcarvings like doorframes, crystal pieces and some quotations from Agniyoga. The museum demonstrates traditional costumes of Kullu, Lahaul- Spiti, Tibet and Ladakh. Some excellent stone Carvings of Vishnu, Ganesha, Durga, Krishna, Narsimha and Shiv- Parbati are housed inside. It also displays some beautiful pahari paintings and a photograph of Lord Buddha.

The museum remains open from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. throughout the week.

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