Vadya Vithika

Museum Address
IB 201, Sector III, IA Block, Salt Lake
City
State
West Bengal
Pin Code
700106
Phone Number
Museum website
http://ezccindia.org/vadya-vithika.html
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
No
When was the museum established?
2016
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The museum designed by Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), Kolkata, showcases more than 300 musical instruments in four different sections: percussion instruments (avanadhhyavadya), stringed instruments (tatavadya), wind instruments (susiravadya), and solid instruments (ghanavadya). The museum comprises of tribal, folk and classical musical instruments of different communities and regions of India and is considered an important tool in writing of cultural history of marginal communities.

Photography
No
Videography
No
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
Yes
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
No
Library and archives services
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
Yes
Auditorium
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
Others
Email
directorezcc@yahoo.co.in
Others:
Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC)
Person-in-charge of the museum
Director
First Name
Dr Omprakash
Last Name
Bharti
Mobile no.
What is the average duration to see the museum?
less than 1 hour
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Is the museum currently closed?
No
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Vadya Vithika
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Overview of inner museum gallery.

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Bagdumba is an instrument played by the Chakma tribe of Tripura.

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Been is a musical instrument predominantly found in the North Indian region and Duing-Chen is played by the Bhutia tribe residing in the Himalayan region.

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Been and Duing-Chen
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A close-up of exhibits.
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Dhamsha is used by the Santhals of Jharkhand and is wholly made from animal skin and hide.

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Dhamsha
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Entrance to the museum and information board relating to inauguration.

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Museum entrance
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Assortment of musical instruments from Madhya Pradesh: Tawa,  Gungru Kardhani, and Ghotohari

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Tawa,  Gungru Kardhani, Ghotohari
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Karka  used by Santhals are manufactured from stag skin, and their antlers are used for ornamentation.

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Karka
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Lang Aga is a Bhutia instrument of the Himalayan region. These can be found in some monasteries as well.

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Lang Aga
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Popular musical instruments of Kashmir: Saarang and Rhubab

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Saarang and Rhubab
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Opening Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Opening Time
11:00 a.m.
Closing Time
05:00 p.m.