Amma Saraswati Loka

Museum Address
#19, 8th main, 27th cross road, Near Krishna Grand hotel, Monotype Industrial Layout, Banashankhari II stage.
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 its kind science museum was the brain child of PD Ravindra, a former mechanical engineer and retired Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), chief of maintenance. His keen interest in science, technology and innovation led to the opening of this museum. The main idea behind setting up this museum was to use simple techniques to convey various concepts of science, especially to children. The museum is named after the innovator’s mother.

Spread across three floors, the museum space also has an industrial workshop in its premises. The ground floor houses numerous hands on instruments and science models made from recyclable and everyday items like an exercise cycle combined with a wet grinder for women, a hands on 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 floor is a cradle of a variety of plants along with installations that explain complicated scientific concepts in the simplest form. A periscope made of drain pipes, a circular machinery that explains the ideology of lunar and solar eclipse and a board game that enforces the idea of concentration are some of the interesting attractions of the museum. What makes the museum more fascinating, 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 in this property.
Gallery Images
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Description of the Image

This one of its kind model has various tools and equipment's that could be used for servicing a helicopter along with a  CCTV camera attached to it.

Image title
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 even 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 boxes, which is the most important aspect of an Indian kitchen. Its basically functions as a wheel with containers attached at the end.

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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 an Indian housewife - both in kitchen work and exercisng . It is based on a pedal-operated battery charger and a cycle, which rotates a wet grinder.
 

 

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Exercise cycle plus 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.

Image title
Hall of scientists
Name of the artist
P. D. Ravindra
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Image title
Nature's cradle
Name of the artist
P. D. Ravindra
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Image title
Water fountain using 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 metro train. The museum is at a 15 minute walk from R.V. Road metro station (green line). The closest bus stop is the Banashankari Hunasemara stop, at a 6 minute walk.
Opening Days
Sunday
Saturday
Opening Time
12:00 p.m.
Closing Time
04:00 p.m.