Collecting art & artefacts

Sarmaya Founder Paul Abraham and Brand Custodian Pavitra Rajaram acquire objects to continually enrich our museum’s collection. In this Guide, they share some great advice with young collectors on how to engage meaningfully with the art and culture of India

Darya Daulat Bagh, Tipu’s Summer Palace

This is one of the interiors of Tipu Sultan’s summer palace situated in Seringapatnam called Dariya Daulat Bagh. The image shows a pillared collonade, and a double storied interior – a arched walkway surmounted by a balconied upper floor.

Modern Temple at the Humpee

This is one of the outer walls of the Hazara Rama Temple in Hampi, illustrating a procession of horses and elephants. The lowest and the second lowest register feature these processions, while the upper registers feature warriors, musicians and dancers. The Hazara Rama temple was built in the 15th century inside the royal enclosure of… Read more »

Door to the Vishnu Temple, Bailoor

The Chennakesava Temple was constructed on the banks of the Yagachi River by King Vishnuvardhana of the Hoysala Empire. The main deity in this temple is Chennakesava, an avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu. This photo shows the entrance to the shrine.