Directorate of Archaeology, Archives and Museums

Government of Madhya Pradesh

Triveni Museum Ujjain

Opening & Closing Time of Museum: Morning 10.00 AM to Evening 5.00 PM

Entry Fee:

Indian Citizen: Rs.10.00

Foreigner: Rs 100

Photography fee: Rs. 50 each camera

Videography fee:Rs. 200 each camera


  1.  No entry fee for Children up to 15 years  and  handicaped persons
  2. Museum will be closed on monday and Govt. holidays.
  3. The Departmental publications, books, folders, post cards and plaster cast replicas are available at Sales Counter.
Museum Building

Triveni Archaeological Museum, Ujjain

Triveni Archaeological Museum is being established by Directorate of Archaeology, Archives and Museums M.P. Government on the occasion of Simhasth 2016. It comprises of 3 galleries named Shaiv, Vaishnava and Shakt. The Triveni concepts is based on the composition of three cult particular Shaivayan (Shiv), Krishnayan(Vasudev Krishna) and Durgayan (goddess Durga). The stone sculpture, coins, miniature painting and other material have been displayed in these gallery.

Shaiva Gallery
Eka mukh Shivling 6th Cen. C.E.

SHAIVAYAN- Shaiva Gallery

The Ujjaini was a centre of shaiv sect in Malwa since Pauranic period, Ujjaini and Mahakal were established after the great victoy of Shiv over demon Tripur. Ujjaini described as shaiv pilgrmage in Aranyak parv of Mahabharat. Mahakal of Ujjaini is also counted in lingayatas, five holy shivlingas, ashta guhya lingas and in 12 jyotirlingas. The four faced shivling of Pinglashwar and standing nandi of Sandipani hermitage are earlier evidences of shaiv sects in ujjaini. The temples were constructed in M.P. since the Shung period which contiued to 13th century A.D. when shaiv sect gradually developed and flourished.

Sculptures desplayed in this gallery are the best specimen of art developed in in different regions of M.P. in early medieval period. The Most notable among them are standing nandi of the Shunga period collected from Vidisha, Eka mukh Shivling collected from Bharjuna (Satna) and Mau (Shahdol), and a Chaturmurti ling (Sarvatobhadrika), Badoh-Pathari.

(Vidisha), are the unique pieces of Gupta art. An image of Nataraj Shiv (Dancing shiv) of Ujjain and a Ganesh of Keledhar (Shivpuri) represent Pratihar art of 8th century A.D. Other sculptures of Tripurantak, Uma-maheshwar, Shiv-vareshwar, Lakulish, Sadashiv, Bhairav are representing the Parmar art of Malwa region. Chandella art representing- Riddhi-Ganesh , Shiv Vaidynath, Harihar, Shiv slaying Gajasur etc., while Har-Gauri, Gajasurbadh (Rewa), Uma-Maheshwar, Ardhanarishwar, Shiv (Jabalpur), Kartikey, Ganesh and Uma-Maheshwar (Shahdol), Shiv, Uma-Maheshwar (Satna) are the best pieces of the Kalachuri art style. The scuplture displayed in this gallery ranging from first century B.C. to 14th A.D.

Vishnu 10th Cen
C.E.Vishnu 10th Cen.
C.E.Vishnu 10th Cen.
C.E.Vishnu 11th Cen. C.E.

Krishnayan-(Vaishnav) Gallery

In the Krishnayan gallery the best specimen of various art styles which developed in M.P. have been displayed. Most notable among them-are Harihar image of Mandsaur, Vishnu and Hayagriva images of Ujjain. These are the best specimen of the Aulikar- Gupta period, while Balaram of Morena, Kalki and Nravarah of Vidisha, Lakshmi-narayan of Bolia (Mandsaur), Vishnu-Vishwaroop of Sihoniya (Morena) etc. are the best specimen of Pratihar art. The specimen of the Kalachuri art are of Garudasin Lakshmi Narayan of Mankedi (Jabalpur), Trivikram of Damoh, Balaram of Jabalpur, Nravarah of Doni (Damoh), Virata-Vishnu of Antara (Shahdol), Vishnu of Sohagpur (Shahdol), Krishna janm of Gwali (Shahdol), Harihar of Shahpura (Shahdol) Gajendra Mokesh of Rewa etc. The sculptures of the Chandela art styles are Vishnu and Sheshshayi Vishnu of Chhatarpur, Garud of Achatta (Chhatarpur) etc. The images of the Parmar art are Nrasimha of Hinglajgarh, Yoganarayan, Sheshshayi Vishnu, Dashawatar panel, Hayagriv of Ujjain etc. the miniature paintings of Krishna Lila and a stone sculpture of Gopal Krishna belonging to 19th century are also displyed in this gallery.


Durgayan-(Shakt) Gallery

The sculptures displayed in this gallery, represent the art of various centres developed in different parts of M.P. from third century AD to 14th century A.D. Most notable among them is a Saraswati image of Manasa (Neemuch) dated 3rd century. The Parvati image of Bhatoora (Satna) and Matrakas images of Nonchand (Panna). are the best pieces of Gupta and later Gupta art.

The Mahishasur mardini of Avara (Mandsour) and Kaumari of Bhanpura (Mandsour) are the best instance of Rastrakuta art of 8th century A.D. Other sculptures are the best specimen of Chandela, Kalchuri, Pratihar-Kachchhaapghat and the Parmar art, which developed in present M.P. in early medieval period. Among them Gauri of Mohangarh, Parvati of Panna and Bhadrakali of Teekamgarh represent the Chandella art, while Krishna-Bhagwati of Shahdol, Parvati of Doni (Damoh), Ganga of Bilhari (Katni), Chamunda of Vinjhauli (Mandla), Parvati of Antara (Shahdol), Saraswati of Kotama (Shahdol) represent the Kalchuri art. Bhuvneshwari of Sihoniya (Morena). Kali of Naresar (Morena) Vainayiki of Morena are the best specimen of Kachchhapghat art, while Bhuvaneshwari, Gauri, Parvati, Lakshmi, Brahmani, Mahishasur Mardini collected from Hinglajgarh Mandsaur and Ujjain are representing the Parmar art.