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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is the main museum in Mumbai, Maharashtra.[3] It was founded in the early years of the 20th century by prominent citizens of Mumbai, with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of George V, who was Prince of Wales at the time. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. The museum was renamed in 1998 after Shivaji, the founder of Maratha Empire.

The building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, incorporating elements of other styles of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha and Jain. The museum building is surrounded by a garden of palm trees and formal flower beds.

The museum houses approximately 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, categorised primarily into three sections: Art, Archaeology and Natural History. The museum houses Indus Valley Civilization artefacts, and other relics from ancient India from the time of the Guptas, Mauryas, Chalukyas and Rashtrakuta.[4]

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    Mahavira statue from Karnataka (12th century CE)

  • Tirthankara statue, marble, late medieval period, Gujarat

  • Tirthankara statue, marble, late medieval period, Gujarat

  • Akbar's amrour

  • Heruka (in Yab-Yum form) is one of the nine deities emanating from Dhyani Buddha Akshobhya, Nepal, 1544 AD.

  • Vishnu statue originating from Nepal and was a part of Vishnu statue originating from Nepal and was a part of Ratan Tata collection (18th century CE)

  • The Source by Jean Ingres. Statue was formerly on display in Musee du Louvre.

  • Rishabhanatha, first tirthankar of Jainism

  • Śvētāmbara Jainism Tirthapata (20th century CE)

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    Śvētāmbara Jainism Tirthapata (20th century CE)

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