Odisha: Special Buddha Gallery to Be Opened at State Museum Soon

Special Buddha Gallery to Be Opened at State Museum Soon

Bhubaneswar: A special gallery displaying antique idols of Lord Buddha will be opened at Odisha State Museum from December 29, informed an official.

The antique idols of Lord Buddha have been discovered from Banapur in Khordha district.

The special gallery, which is being set up on premises of the State Museum, will be opened for public on December 29 on occasion of the museum’s 62nd Foundation Day, said Odisha State Museum’s Superintendent Jayanti Rath.

Around 75 bronze statues of Lord Buddha carved between 5th-10th century will be displayed at the gallery, according to reports.

Apart from these, a much-awaited gallery ‘Postal Heritage of Odisha’ displaying rare stamps of India will be opened on the special occasion. The postal stationery items like inland letter cards, traditional uniforms of postmasters and mailing service equipment like post box will be showcased at History of Stamps corner on the premises of museum, sources said.

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