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Govt. Museum, Mount Abu

Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan and hence is the main point of all the activities of culture and tradition, this is going on since the earlier times. In the 13th century, the Parmars had this place as their working capital. After some period this place was controlled by the Chauhans.The Government Museum of Mount Abu was established to maintain the archeological wealth, in 1962 in the preface of the Raj Bhawan.The museum is divided into various divisions, in which the first division is decorated with a panorama showing the local standard of living, including the exhibition of the gallery of musical instruments, weapons, ornaments used by the womens like guthma toda, kansksi berla, barly, gaga wala thoomar, damani and many other types of garments and earings which belonged to the people living on the hills.The second division of the Government Museum of Mount Abu is of the miniature paintings that had a base of the lain images from Surohi, Raginis-raga, medium shields, and carvings on wood, ‘Topdi’ which is a small cannon. The noteworthy accumulations of the museum includes the statues of Nartakis or Devdasi, the dancer from 6th century to 12th century AD, these were discovered during the excavation of the old town Chandravati, at a distance of 7 kms from Mount Abu.