It is a one of a kind museum, in Mysore which houses the Guinness World Record Sea Shell Sculpture of Lord Ganesha along with various other sea shell artifacts and different art forms by Mysorean Smt. Radha Mallappa.
Radha Mallappa was born on 23rd February 1963 in Hullahalli village, Nanjangudu Taluk, Mysore. Smt. Radha Mallappa is the beloved daughter of Shri B.N. Shivanna and Susheelamma and wife of Shri Mallappa. Radha Mallappa has studied upto S.S.L.C and she had dedicated herself to art from past 40 year.
She has trained thousands of people with her talent in art and handicrafts. she has been practising Ayurveda treatment for a long time now, and has helped more than 86 thousand people in past 20 years.
She has been felicitated by many National and international awards, along with many Karnataka State awards for her contribution and dedication to art.
Radha Mallappa's 22 ft.Lord Ganesha sculpture using sea shell is the World's largest seashell sculpture and got recognised by Guinnese world Record, who certified it as the Largest SeaShell Sculpture which can be seen in the museum. Her mother Shrimathi Susheelamma and her husband Shri Mallappa are the two persons who encouraged her in every step of her dedication to art and in acheiving this dream of setting up this museum. Radha Mallappa has the dream and aim to do sculpture of seven wonders of the world by using sea shell if she gets appropriate assistance.
She has started this sea shell museum by paying rent and managing by the support of her family and hopes, she will get assistance to make her dream of Seven wonders of the World come true. The museum houses 22 feet Lord Ganesha sculpture, 14 feet hight Shiva Mandir, 9.5 ft Tajmahal and also many other types of sea shell art along with Idols like Lord Mahalakshmi, Saraswathi, Ganapathi, Yadiyuru Siddalingeshwara,Hanuman in Ravan's Durbar, Kalinga Mardhana, Buddha under Bodhi tree, Dashavathara and other art pieces.
Art forms, made out of Recycled waste, old handicrafts, broom stick ship, oil colour painting, water colour painting etc are there at Museum in both Mysore style and Tanjavoor style are housed in the Museum.
How to reach shell museum :
About 1 km from the Diu Airport, you can easily reach this museum by means of cabs or hired scooters and bikes.
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|Tuesday||08:00 A.M to 05:00 P.M|
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|Sunday||08:00 A.M to 05:00 P.M|
Adults : Rs.50/-
Child : Rs.25/-
Near Nagoa Beach, Near Airport East, Daman and Diu, 362520, India
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