Executive Summary: Shivappa Nayaka Museum and Historical Research Bureau, Bekkinakal Muth
has a noble intention to disseminate the knowledge about holy aphorism of Indian culture and great Indian ethics. They also have the motto to display the cults of Hindu Deities because Hinduism is based on spiritual and philosophical thinking to great extent. At the same time, they wanted to reinforce the rich cultural heritage and tradition of Keladi Kingdom which were still now only on the pages of the history books. For that reason they wished to establish this museum and expressed their desire to National Council of Science Museums (NCSM)
and requested them to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR). Accordingly, Creative Museum Designers (CMD)
was entrusted with the job of preparing this DPR on behalf of NCSM.
Names of the Galleries:
There will be four galleries in the proposed museum. They are as follows:
Visitors’ facilities & Infrastructural facilities of the project:
- Gallery on stone objects of various Hindu deities and idols
- Gallery on some important metal objects and artefacts
- Gallery on some wooden artefacts, folk items, paintings, photographs, genealogy charts
- Gallery for the local artists for the exhibition of their art work, hobbies etc.
The museum will also provide the following facilities:
- A well-equipped library
- Lecture theatre
- Research room
- Control room
- Electrical room
- Guest house
- Souvenir Shop
- Café with kitchen
- Caretaker room
- Staircase and lift lobby
- Parking and driveway etc.
The proposed museum will provide a unique facility which will spread the knowledge of Keladi Kingdom in particular and other minor dynasties of Karnataka in general. It will emphasise on the nature and importance of the rural heritage which practically represent the culture and tradition of the majority of the population of this part of India. Besides the local people and tourists, it will also attract the scholars and academicians of the related fields.