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Archaeological Museum, Vaishali
Archaeological Museum, Vaishali
Location: 35 km from district headquarter Hajipur. Near Abhishek Pushkarini.
Importance: Established is 1971 by Govt. of India. The exhibits in the museum consist of antiquities, terracotas, seals & sealings, beads of semi-precious stones, punch-mark & cast coins, pins & styli of bone, terracotta & ceramic specimens. Dates ranging from Maurya (4th BC – 2nd century AD) to Gupta (4th BC – 6th Century AD) & few sculptures of Pal period (8th AD– 12th century AD) are the main attraction. All archaeological remains & their surroundings collected - in surface findings & archaeological excavations in Vaishali.

Deep Narayan Singh Museum, Hajipur
Location: In the district headquarter Hajipur, in the middle of the town, at Gandhi Ashram.
Laughing boy (2nd Century AD)Imporance: Established in 1979, by the Directorate of Archaeology & Museum, Bihar. Among the important collections, are a stone fragment of Gupta period (4th AD– 6th Century AD), a terracotta, medieval arms, replicas of Indian coins ranging in date from Maurya (4th BC- 2nd Century AD) to the medieval period (10th AD– 17th century AD) diaries (of late Deep Narayan Singh, activist & Chief Minister of Bihar), and valuable blow-ups of local freedom fighters. The museum is in the process of being organized.


Chechar Museum

Location: 18 Km. from district headquarter Hajipur. Situated on the banks of river Ganga & Gandak.
Importance: Some very important archaeological remains of Neolithic age, pre Buddhist period, Buddhist period, Maurya period, Gupta period, Kushan period, Pal period & Middle age - found due to excavation or erosion by the river Ganga preserved in this private Museum.
This rare collection only goes to - 35 years search of Sri Rampukar Singh, an activist & great archaeologist and two excavation in 1978 & 1989 – this internationally important tourist site is the only place on earth which reflects the development of 'Aryan civilization' in the 24 village complex of chechar.

Chechar at a glance
Archaeological remains
places where found
Present Level Antiquities are found due to erosion by the Ganga Chechar Complex comprises of about 2 dozen villages.In almost every village, Buddhist Stupa and remains of ancient times exist.
Middle Ages
(12-17 A.D.)
Remains of Houses built of bricks of Muslim period, coins, old tombs, earthenwares. Toms at Kutubpur. Old brick-walls, earthenwares found in 1978 excavations. Arch, remains of middle ages extant in Daudnagar near Biddupur.
Pal Period
(8-12 A.D.)
Black Basalt rockimages of Lord Buddha, Lord Mahavira and of other gods and godesses. Huge Shiva Lingam are found in abundance in almost all the Chechar-village complex. Kutubpur, Chechar, Biddupur etc.
Gupta Period
(4-6 A.D.)
Copper and Silver coins, earthenwares, remains of house-sites, terracotta, Buddha Stupa, Inscribed Seals, Bone plaque of female carrying lyre. Chechar, Kutubpur excavation and even present at groud level.
Kushan Period
(2 B.C.-1 A.D.)
Coins, Terracotta, remains of house-site etc. Checharand Kutubpur excavation & groud level
Shunga Period Terracotta earthenwares -do-
Mauryan Period
(4 B.C.-2 A.D.)
Punchmarked and cast coins of copper and silver, Inscribed Seals, Terracotta of different types. Black stone idols, wares and potteries remains of brick-built houses, household-hearths, Buddhist Stupa, Selucus's daughter Helena's terracotta. Checharand and Kutubpur excavation of 1989 & groud level.
Buddhist Period
( 6-7 B.C.)
Black Polished wares (NBP), punchmark coins of Copper and Silver, Terracotta of different types etc. Checharand and Kutubpur excavation
Pre-Buddhist Period (6-8 B.C.) Black polished potteries, Black/Red wares, Idols made of Earth etc. Checharand and Kutubpur excavation
Chalcolithic Age
(15-17 B.C.)
Instruments made of copper and horns of Deer, Stones, Black/Red earthenwares , Copper Arrow-head(16 cms long)-longest arrow-head found till date in the world. Checharand and Kutubpur excavation, 1978.
Neolithic Age
(18-25 B.C.)
Instruments made of bones, stones and deer horns in abundance Checharand and Kutubpur excavation, 1978.

Abhishek Pushkarini Abhishek Pushkarini
35 km. from district headquarter Hajipur.
Location: In the middle of Vishwa Shanti Stupa & Asthi-Kalash Asthal at Vaishali.
Importance: Abhishek Pushkarni is also known as ‘Kharauna Pakhar’. It is believed that before coronation of Lichhavi's (6 century BC – 5 century AD) kings had to be first 'anointed before being crowned', with the sacred water of this holy tank.


Raja Vishal Ka Garh
Location: 35 Km from district headquarter Hazipur. At Basadh village, Vaishali Sadar, Vaishali.
Raja Vishal Ka GarhImportance: The excavated site ‘Raga Vishal Ka Garh’, a huge mount, with a circumference of 1.5 km. – was once the ‘ancient parliament house’ of Vajji's Republic (6th century BC) – the world’s first Republic with a duly elected assembly of representatives and efficient administration. In this big parliament house 7707 representatives can sit together at one time. Now it looks like ‘ruins of a fort’. Walls of the Garh are 2 meter high. On the boundary of garh, we can see 43 meter deep ditch. Many archaeological remains like teracotta, ancient pots coins etc.,were found from this site.

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