Maharaja Lakshmishwar Singh Museum

Maharaja Lakshmishwar Singh Museum-Bihar
Maharaja Lakshmeshwar Singh of Darbhanga September 25, 1858 to December 17, 1898.was the King of Darbhanga in State of Bihar, India. He was best known as one of the most munificent of living philanthropists of his time. His philanthropic works, administrative abilities and management of his estate Raj Darbhanga were models followed by others in India. His contribution to upliftment and modernizing Indian Society is, sadly, unrecognized by Indian Government.  

Maharaja Lakshmeshwar Singh spent approximately £300,000 on relief work during the Bihar famine of 1873–74. He constructed hundreds of miles of roads in various parts of the Raj, planting them with tens of thousands of trees for the comfort of travelers, as part of generating employment for people effected by famine. He constructed iron bridges over all the navigable rivers of the Raj, and completed an elaborate system of irrigation works, for prevention of famine.

The lakes, ponds, dams, and other water bodies created during his rule still exist today and form important part in irrigation in northern Bihar. In addition to the £300,000 expended in charitable relief during the Bihar famine of 1873-74, in every time of scarcity the late Maharaja’s arrangements for meeting it were on a splendid scale, and were in many cases the models for the Government measures. He built, and entirely supported, a first-class Dispensary at Darbhanga, which cost £3400; a similar one at Kharakpur, which cost £3500 ; and largely contributed to many others.
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Address:Maharaja Lakshmishwar Singh Museum,Darbhanga,Bihar,India
Nearest City:Darbhanga
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The orchard of the old Darbhanga dynasty, located in Chatariya village about a kilometer away from Kadirabad at the banks of Adhwara river. ajay mishra
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Chandradhari Museum:
Chandradhari Museum, established in 1957, is situated at Darbhanga, in Bihar. Originally situated on the eastern bank of Mansarowar Lake, the museum was shifted to the present double-storied building in 1974. The museum has 11 halls each exhibiting artifacts of different category. Among the exhibit include attractive artifacts made of glass, rare and splendid artistic works of weavers and rare miniature painting of different styles. Most noteworthy among the paintings is the painting of Krishna-Leela with gopies, based on Geet-govinda of Jaidev. Painting describing the great epic Ramayana has been arranged in this hall. The museum has a fabulous collection of statues made of Brass in Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan style. Statues of Goddess Durga, Surya and Lord Shiva are quite attractive. Statues related to Buddhism are also on display. The natural history section showcases costly gems and stones. The museum also has library facilities.  

Darbhanga Fort:
Darbhanga Fort is another attraction for outsiders coming to the city. Not much was built inside the fort except a few temples and a house for family deity. Successors of Darbhanga royal clan still stay inside the fort in an almost ruined house surrounded by mango trees.

Harahi Pond:
This is a one of the popular lake among 3 lakes in Darbhanga City near by Railway Station. Darbhanga City could become a hot destination for tourists, if all three lakes can renovate and joined each other, which will facilitate boating and other water sports.

Holy Rosary Church:
Holy Rosary Church is located in the center of Darbhanga, in Bihar. Established in 1891, it was an old bungalow type church were training was given to Christine fellow. During the 1897 earthquake, the church was demolished and was rebuilt later. The main attraction is an enticing symbol of Jesus Christ in the front of the church.

Mazar of Makhdoom Baba:
Mazar of Makhdoom Baba is located at the heart of Darbhanga in Bihar. This shrine is famed for Hindu-Muslim unity. Every day people from both cults gather here to offer their prayers.

Shyama Kali Temple:
Built in 1933, Shyama Temple is housed in the Lalit Narayan Mithila University, in the heart of Darbhanga. This temple, devoted to Goddess Kali, is one of the most prominent temples built upon the private graveyard of the Darbhanga royal family. The temple is famed for its beauty.
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