Dhubela Museum in Khajuraho

Dhubela Museum Overview

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Maharaja Chhatrasal Museum, popularly known as the Dhubela Museum, is a storehouse of antiques and artefacts. This museum, situated 16 kilometres away from Chhatarpur on the Chhatarpur-Nowgaon Highway, was set up in 1955 by Maharaja Chhatrasal (an Indian warrior, who established his kingdom in Bundelkhand). A major part of the collection here belongs to the Bundela Dynasty.

This museum has eight galleries, each of which is unique and fascinating in its own way. The first two galleries exhibit belongings from the Gupta and Kalchuri dynasties. Here, you can see inscriptions, Sati pillars, copper plates and Shiva Linga. Next is the Jain Gallery that features beautiful artwork like images of Rishabhnath, Gomedh Ambika, Sarvatobhadrika and Chakreshwari.

The Shaiva and Shakta galleries are known for sculptures that reflect Chandela and Kalchuri arts. The highlights of these galleries are the images of Suryaputra Revanta (Kalchuri Period), Ekmukhlinga and Gajasurvadh. Besides, the theme-based Painting Gallery showcases prominent works related to the emperors of Rewa, Panna and Charkhari.

The museum also has an Amusement Gallery, which has eight huge concave-convex mirrors that form funny and distorted images of visitors

Lastly, there is an Arms Gallery, which houses weapons like swords, shields, maces, bows and arrows, cannons and grenades.

  • Opening Closing Time 10:00 am – 05:00 pm

  • For Kids

    Dhubela Museum is a perfect place for children, where they can gain knowledge while having fun. Kids will especially enjoy themselves at the Amusement Gallery of the museum, when they see their funny images in the strategically placed convex-concave mirrors.

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Chhatrasal Museum Road, Mausahaniya, 471201, Madhya Pradesh