Purkhauti muktangan is inaugurated by the Hon’ble A.P.J Abdul Kalam the former President of India, on Nov 2006. It is situated in new raipur (now atal nagar) in chhattisgarh. It is formed on the folk art and culture of chhattisgarh, specially based on rural life and culture of chhattisgarh.
Here Chhattisgarh’s major archaeological sites and finest structures have been rebuilt, such as the temple of Bhoram Dev and the statue of Rudrasiv of Taal. I was told that the main purpose of this museum is to give visitors a small glimpse of the folk culture of Chhattisgarh, for which might not visit to these distant places. it also includes statues of independent freedom fighters of Chhattisgarh. it includes life style of chhattisgarh’s tribals people, their house structure and pattern.
The walls standing around this pavement spread widely, are adorned with tribal paintings made in bcolors. the tribal castes have been shown in their traditional style. Apart from this, they also include many verbal expressions. There is also a special gallery that represents art engraved on wood. tribes are depicted as their typical dances in their traditional attires. many folk dances like panthi,sua nacha, karma etc are shown here.
National award-winning artist Mrs. Sona Bai Rajarvar was specially invited to make the murals based on the rural life of Chhattisgarh for this ancestral museum. Through these mural paintings, they have shown very typical rural houses of Chhattisgarh.
I am very happy to know that local artists have been a major contribution in this museum, especially in the formation of statues and other artifacts installed here.
How to Reach – Purkhauti Muktangan is located in Naya Raipur( Atal nagar) that is 19 km from Raipur. The museum cum park is at a distance of 13.5 km from the Swami Vivekananda Airport of Raipur and at a distance of 26.5 km from the Raipur Railway station.
The operating hours of Purkhauti Muktangan are from 8 AM to 6 PM on all days except Monday. The museum cum park remains closed on Mondays.