Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum.(Satara)

Satara the erstwhile Capital of Maratha Kingdom has a rich heritage. It has been ruled by successors of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj till 1839. Museums and historical places are the main inspirations to the people. The ground stone of this museum was laid in 1966 and was completed in 1970. The Museum was inaugurated by the then Home Minister of India late  Y.B.Chavan, with blessings from Shrimant Chatrapati Sumitraraje Bhosale.

     The museum mainly constructed to reveal the varied culture of 17th and 18th Century. The museum is divided into 2 sections, exhibition articles and Maratha art Gallery. The Exhibition articles are mainly displayed in following 4 sections,

1. Weapon Sections  2. Inscription section  3. Painting Section  4.Textile.

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Takht (Seat) of Ch. Shivaji Maharaj                              

 

 

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Shield, Sword, weapons.& Painting of Ch.Shivaji Maharaj         

 

 

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Sword, weapons.& various equipment's in 17th & 18th century          

 

 

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<< Extreme left, Chilkhat, the metal shirt weared at the time of war, specifically made from iron to prevent from ( snaps of sword ). Set of several types of sword, Gold carving on silver case is typical sword of Maharaja's. Some swords also articulated by diamonds.

     The museum has reach collection of weapons, textiles and many more. Each article in this museum is so preserved and presented  that, it tells you the real story  of valor of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, his successors and the Golden era of Maratha empire. For more detail please contact Asst.Curator, Ch.Shivaji Museum, Satara, Phone - (02162)2 38235. Timings of museum 10.00 to 13.00  and 13.30 to 17.00  Monday is holiday.