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Sanghol Museum Sanghol
This is the village that is situated of the district of Fatehgarh of the state of Punjab, India. This village is also famous as UchhaPind of Sanghol. A remarkable position has been achieved by this place of the Indian Archaeological Atlas. During the digging process a number of coins as well as seals were excavated from this site that is related to Mihirakula nad Toramana that belonged to Central Asia. of 1968 a stupa of Buddhist was excavated. Later on of 1985 of the month of Feb the specialists of the Directorate of Archaeology of Punjab excavated a variety of items like 117 slabs of gorgeous carved stones that embodies 69 pillars, about 35 cross bars and the figurines and the figures. All these excavations were explained by the scholars as the Kushan sculptures that belonged to the school of Mathura during the first and second centuries. Since then all these sculptures have been displayed of this museum of Sanghol for the historians and the lovers. A large number of the display species are taken to many exhibitions that held of various parts of the world.
This village of Sanghol is famous due to this Sanghol Museum. There is the presence of enormous number of relics that belonged to ancient Harappan civilization ranging from 1720 - 1300 BC to sixth century AD. Near about 15000 artefacts has been collected from this village area and out of them maximum have been exhibited of Sanghol Museum. On the main road of this village there is the presence of old stupa of Buddhist as well as Monastery Complex that are too ancient and of about 1st and 2nd century AD.
All the antique items that were excavated here and belonging to the ancient Harappan period are being displayed here that includes the terra cotta beads, figurines, bangles, fine potteries, beads of semi precious and the precious stones, copper chisels, micro gold beads. The items excavated from various other levels are like human figurines, potteries, terra cotta beads of semi precious and precious stones are also exhibited here of the museum.
The other displays consists of a variety of coins of different periods like cast coins uninscribed, kushana king’s coins, VimaKadaphises, Huviahka, Kanishka, Vasudeva, Samudragupta type, Late Kuahana, Vasudeva II, KidarKushana. A large number of the coins such as Coins of Huna like Tormana- Mihirkula have also been excavated from here. This museum also exhibits a sufficient number of the Shahi King’s coins. Many awesome healings and the seals are also exhibited of this museum. The most beautiful exhibit is the lion trampled by an elephant; fable Nandi Purasyua along with sealing. A sealing that is positively of the servant or the governor of the Gupta period along with Sri Maharaja Kapi la Niyuktas - yadhikarnasya a legend.
The most remarkable excavation of this site is the excavation of the 117 pieces of the sculptures belonging to the Kushana period. These consist of about 69 pillars, 35 cross bars and 13 copingstones. This is first time of the history of excavation that such an enormous hoard sculpture that belonged to the school of the Indian art of Mathura found lying of wager has been excavated. These pillars represents the female figures representing women and tree design or representation of the notion of Shalabharijikas of diverse form, the most noticeable being a Dohada sight.
There is a fine notorious art decoration of a lady grasping water after taking bath of water and the swan present there to swallow those water droplets with the confusion that they are pearls. Near about 5 pillars from this museum were exported to New York for exhibition and later on to Russia and Paris. A large number of muslim ornaments were discovered from this village such as sagi-phul, lockets, armlet, jhanjar etc that have also been displayed.
This museum is about 40km distance from Chandigarh while going to Ludhiana and about 10 Km distance from Dholewal. It is located towards the west of Chandigarh and is 40 km on the Ludhianan-Chandigarh road. The distance of this village is about 16 km from railway station of Sirhind and one can board a bus from here. Loop line of Sirhind-Nangal and the Morinda railways stations are the nearest one that are about 9 km from this museum.