Amma Saraswati Loka

Museum Address
#19, 8th Main, 27th Cross Road, near Krishna Grand Hotel, Monotype Industrial Layout, Banashankhari Stage II
City
State
Karnataka
Pin Code
560070
Phone Number
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
Yes
First Name
Ravindra
Last Name
P.D.
Mobile Number
When was the museum established?
2006
Main category
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

This one-of-a-kind science museum is the brainchild of P.D. Ravindra, a former mechanical engineer and retired chief of maintenance of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). His keen interest in science, technology and innovation led to the opening of Amma Saraswati Loka. The main idea behind the establishment of the museum was to use simple techniques to convey various scientific concepts, especially to children. The museum is named after Ravindra’s mother.

Spread across three floors, the museum space also has an industrial workshop on its premises. The ground floor houses numerous hands-on instruments and scientific models made from recycled materials and everyday items. These include: an exercise cycle combined with a wet grinder for women, a kitchen platform with a wall-mounted rotating spice box, a helicopter-servicing unit, a portable traffic-control kit, convertible space-saving furniture like a four-seater table that turns into a cot, customized metal flower pots and seats and an illustration of Jacob’s Ladder or a high-voltage climbing arc.

The first floor is dedicated to famous scientists of the past, archiving their theories and inventions. The terrace houses a variety of plants along with installations that explain complicated scientific concepts in the simplest form. A periscope made of drain pipes, circular machinery that explains the ideology of lunar and solar eclipses and a board game that enforces the idea of concentration are some of the museum’s fascinating attractions. What makes the museum more interesting is the narrative attached to each installation.

Photography
Yes
Videography
Yes
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
No
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
Yes
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
Yes
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
Yes
Who manages the museum?
Others
Others:
P.D. Ravindra
Person-in-charge of the museum
Owner
First Name
Ravindra
Last Name
P.D.
Mobile no.
Reference Link
https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/opinion/sunday-read/the-stuff-of-science/articleshow/62000227.cms https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/art-and-culture/bengaluru-engineers-free-amma-saraswati-loka-museum-is-delight-for-children-to-learn-innov
What is the average duration to see the museum?
1-2 hours
Map your museum’s correct location on the map given below.
Is the museum currently closed?
No
Image for museum exterior/building
The museum is housed on this property
Gallery Images
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Description of the Image

This one-of-a-kind model has various tools and equipment that can be used to service a helicopter 

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Helicopter-servicing unit
Name of the artist
P. D. Ravindra
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Description of the Image

This portable traffic-monitoring equipment is fitted with with lights, barriers, a public-address system and a battery
 

 

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Dhirgayush - Portable Traffic Kit
Name of the artist
P. D. Ravindra
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Description of the Image

The concept behind this invention was to ensure easier access to the spice box, which is the most important aspect of an Indian kitchen. It basically functions as a wheel with containers attached around it.

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Wall-mounted storage boxes
Name of the artist
P. D. Ravindra
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Description of the Image

This installation was designed to aid Indian housewives--both with kitchen work and exercising. It is based on a pedal-operated battery charger and a cycle that rotates a wet grinder.
 

 

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An exercise cycle combined with a wet grinder
Name of the artist
P. D. Ravindra
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Description of the Image

This hall documents theories, contributions and quotes by famous scientists.

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The hall of scientists
Name of the artist
P. D. Ravindra
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Nature's cradle
Name of the artist
P. D. Ravindra
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A water fountain made of brass utensils
Name of the artist
P. D. Ravindra
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Getting there
The museum is located in South Bangalore. Banashankhari is well connected to the rest of the city through buses, cabs, auto-rickshaws and the metro. The museum is a 15-minute walk from the R.V. Road metro station (green line). The closest bus stop is the Banashankari Hunasemara stop, a 6-minute walk from the museum.
Opening Days
Sunday
Saturday
Opening Time
12:00 p.m.
Closing Time
04:00 p.m.