Museums in Patan
The Prabhas Patan museum is located near the famous Somnath temple of Lord Shiva, which is also one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples of India and thus got the name Somnath museum. Here the three rivers- river Saraswati, river hiranya and river Kapila meet, forming the triveni sangamam or the unification of three rivers is seen which is considered to be very holy by the Hindu religion. Hence, this place is a pilgrimage and is visited by folks across country.
About the MuseumThis museum is an archeological museum with different artifacts from the history like sculptures and carved stones, which are reminiscent pieces of some earlier temples. This museum is built in 1951. This museum contains vast collection of different artifacts ranging from carved stones to specimens of foreign rivers.
The museum consists of 5 domes, toranas (gateways) belonging to 12th century, sacred waters of several rivers, huge pillars, apsaras (beautiful women) carved in stone, the sculptures of many gods and goddesses like Uma Maheshwara (Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati), Agni (the god of fire), lord Vishnu and Lord Bhairava which collectively makes the people mesmerized.