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Jaganmohan  Palace or
Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery

Timings, Entrance Fee and Contact
8.30 AM to 6.00 PM all the days. 

Entrance Fee : Rs. 15/ Adults Children Rs. 5
 
Phone : 0821.2423693
 
 

This Art Gallery located to the west with a walking distance to the main Palace, which is famous and a treasure house of masterpieces, popularly known as Jaganmohan Palace.  It was built during rule of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1861 to celebrate the Marriage of his daughter, the Princess of Mysore, because the main palace was

destroyed in a fire at 1897.  The main door of this Museum is itself a master piece of Art with intricate carvings which is said to have been made in just 70 days.  The Museum was officially stated in 1915, and has since been expended by adding many artifacts.  This Art Gallery was linked to the famous Mysore style of painting of rare original paintings and artifacts and entrusted the Administration of this Museum to a committee.  The museum was named after Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar in 1955 as Jaganmohan Palace Art Gallery.

The original oil paintings of Raja Ravi Verma of Tranvancore on display here are on many mythological themes.

The painting of lady holding the lamp of the Indian Artist S. G. Heldnker is another master piece.  The other Exhibits include Artifacts made from Glass, Ceramic and Metal.

The Jaganmohan Palace was converted into an art gallery in the year 1875. It exhibits paintings, which date back to that period. The artists of that time used natural vegetable and mineral dyes. The famous traditional Mysore "Gold leaf" paintings are also exhibited in the gallery, as are oil paintings of contemporary artists like Raja Ravi Varma and Svetoslav Roerich.

The Jaganmohan Palace today houses one of the India's best Art Gallery since 1875. Mysore "Gold Leaf" paintings are well known through out the world.

Good collection of clocks is on display here. Few engravings from China and Japan give it an oriental charm, painting on silks from Japan are worth seeing. Another attraction is the display of paintings of various styles like Moghal, Rajput give the museum and Artistic touch, Innumerable toys and artifacts of various description (like the french musical calendar and religious bells from Nepal) makes a visit to this museum memorable.

It is just opposite to the City Bus-Stand and walk able distance from the KSRTS Bus-Stand or the Main Bus-Stand. Apart from these, regular cultural programs are also arranged there.

     
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