Bombe Mane

Museum Address
91, 1st floor, above Aamrapali Sarees, Nazarbad Main Road
City
State
Karnataka
Pin Code
570010
Email
ramsonsmysuru@gmail.com
Phone Number
Museum website
http://bombemane.blogspot.in/
When was the museum established?
2005
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Bombe Mane or Doll’s House, in the Nazarbad area of Mysore, is built on the concept of the ‘Gombe Habba’ or doll’s festival that takes place every year during Dasara. This exhibition space and store was started by Ramsons Kala Pratishtana, which is a research, training, design, development and conservation centre for art and craft forms with special emphasis on Mysore and its culture.

On the ground floor of Bombe Mane are dolls made of different kinds of materials such as clay, plaster of Paris, and wood sourced from all over the country. The notable among the exhibit are the Navadurgi dolls, Saptamatrika dolls, and sculptures of the kings of Mysore. There are special exhibition displays on the first floor of the space that is curated around specific themes changing every year.

Photography
Yes
Videography
Yes
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
Yes
Wheelchair friendly
No
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 )
No
Auditorium
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
Non-profit Organization
Person-in-charge of the museum
Other
First Name
R.G.
Last Name
Singh
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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Photograph of dolls at a wedding
Gallery Images
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Exterior view of Bombe Mane
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Clay dolls from Krishnanagar, West Bengal.

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Ganges clay doll
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Interior view of the space
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2017 marks 50 years since the Jnanpith award was first given to a Kannada writer, Kuvempu. Since then Kannada literature has been bestowed this honour eight times, the awardees include D.R. Bendre, and Shivaram Karanth. These sculptures are homage to these literary artists.

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Jnanpith awardees
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View of the space from the entrance
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Plaster of Paris dolls from the Kolhapur area of Maharashtra.

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Kolhapur dolls
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Traditional clay dolls from the Panruti area in Tamil Nadu.

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Panruti dolls
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A miniature model of the Srirangapattana railway station including a signalling cabin, water towers, coffee shop, handicraft shop, semaphore signal, and Ranganatha Swamy temple with big boy engine and coach.

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Srirangapattana Railway Station
Size
32"×9"×8"
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This display marks the 125th anniversary of the Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav. It depicts 'Lalbagh cha Raja' (King of Lalbagh, a replica of the most famous Ganapati in Mumbai) with Gauri by his side. Also seen are the Saptamatrikas or the seven mother goddesses. A sculpture of Bal Gangadhar Tilak who started this festival is also seen here.

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Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav
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The 23rd Maharaja of Mysuru, Chamarajendra Wadiyar X, proclaimed 'Gandaberunda', the mythical double headed eagle, as the royal emblem and instituted the Order of Gandaberunda in the year 1892. This display marks the 125th anniversary of the institution of this order.

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Order of Gandaberunda
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Getting there
By Bus:From city bus stand 161, 161AC, 161E, 161SB
Opening Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Public holidays
Opening Time
10:00 a.m.
Closing Time
07:30 p.m.
Other Information
Bombe Mane is open on all Sundays that fall between Dasara and Deepavali