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Bharathidasan Museum Puducherry Entry Fee

  • 15 per person for Adults
  • 10 per person for Children
  • 50 per person for Foreign Nationals

Bharathidasan Museum Puducherry Phone

0413 233 6203

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Bharathidasan Museum Puducherry Address: 95, Perumal Koil St, Heritage Town, Puducherry, 605001, India

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Bharathidasan Museum Puducherry Timings

Day Timing
Monday Closed / Holiday
Tuesday 9:40 am – 1:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:20 pm
Wedesday 9:40 am – 1:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:20 pm
Thursday 9:40 am – 1:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:20 pm
Friday 9:40 am – 1:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:20 pm
Saturday 9:40 am – 1:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:20 pm
Sunday 9:40 am – 1:00 pm
2:00 pm – 5:20 pm
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The Bharathidasan Museum is the old residence of the great poet and dramatist Bharathidasan (1891-1960). He was born in Puducherry and his name means "Disciple of Bharathi". The museum is situated in the Union Territory of Puducherry and is accessible by Perumal Koil Street, which is close to White Town Area.

Bharathidasan was a Tamil poet who was born in the Indian city of Pondicherry in the 1930s. He was a follower of Tamil poet Subramanya Bharathi and practiced his teachings. Both of their works are even often compared since they are both equally deserving of praise. He has also written screenplays for films that deal with the theme of women's empowerment.

Bharathidasan’s house was eventually transformed into a museum. It now houses many of his greatest literary accomplishments. He had composed some of his most memorable tunes at this place. His writings depict the heyday of Tamil literature at this period. Visitors to this Museum pay homage to the legendary poet. It is a must visit place for literature lovers and patriots. The museum is ranked as one of the popular tourist attractions in Pondicherry.

Architecture of Bharathidasan Memorial Museum

The museum has a traditional Tamilian architecture with a small covered area at the entrance. It is a one-floored building comprising three main rooms with a quintessential pillared look. The doorway is flanked with pots of plants and the simple interiors are decorated with traditional designs of Kolam (rangoli).

The house depicts his simplistic way of living and exhibits his belongings, photographs, and portraits. Today, the museum displays all awards and felicitations received by Bharathi, they are maintained neatly in glass shelves. Each exhibit is well explained through inscriptions in both Tamil and English.

History of Bharathidasan Memorial Museum

The museum was formerly the residence of the famed poet-playwright Kanaka Subburatnam or Kanagasabai Subbu. It was later renamed as Bharathidasan Memorial Museum and Research Center. Bharathidasan’s finest literary work is preserved in the mansion as a source of inspiration for others.

Some of his most memorable tunes were conceived right here in this location. The administration of the Union Territory of Puducherry has designated one of his songs on the invocation of the Tamil Goddess as the official state hymn.

The first room of the house is where you will find photographs of all the influential people in Bharathi’s life. This includes respected figures from India's history who have helped shape this country into what it has become today. The second area displays journals and publications where he worked as an editor during his career spanning several decades.

He wrote several editorials defending freedom fighters and reporting news from across India during colonial rule of the country. The third room houses his large painting in oil with other family members.

Overall, the time between the late nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century, known as the Bharathi and Bharathidasan era, is considered to be the golden age of Tamil writing.

Bharathidasan's writings for patriotic films have also garnered a great deal of attention. His writings were mostly concerned with women's rights, societal stigmas, and Dravidian culture, among other topics.

Image Gallery of Bharathidasan Museum Puducherry

Things to do in The Bharathidasan Memorial Museum

The mansion preserves the best literary work of Kanagasabai Subbu and serves as a source of inspiration for those who come to visit. Aside from manuscripts and literary works, this well-known Museum in Pondicherry also exhibits a number of objects associated with Bharathidasan, such as his walking stick, glasses, scarf, clipboard, watch, and journal, among other things.

Entry Fee and Timings of Bharathidasan Memorial Museum

You may visit the Museum at any time of the year, with the exception of Mondays. Except Mondays, the Museum is open from 9:40 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:20 PM. The entry fee to the museum is INR 15 for adults and INR 10 for children. Foreign nationals need to pay INR 50 as entry fee.

It will take you around 1 to 2 hours to look around the place.

It is advisable to visit the Bharathidasan Memorial Museum from October to March.

How to reach Bharathidasan Memorial Museum

The Museum is conveniently positioned near the well-known Varadha Raja Perumal Temple. In terms of distance, the Museum is approximately 350 metres from the Ajantha Theatre Signal Bus Stop, 3 kilometres from the Puducherry Main Bus Stand, 2 kilometres from the Puducherry Railway Station, 5 kilometres from the Puducherry Airport, and 150 kilometres from the Chennai International Airport.

The Museum is located on the Pondicherry Bus Stand to JIPMER (Gorimedu) Bus Route, which connects the two cities. Tourists may deboard the bus at the Ajantha Theatre Signal Bus Stop.

This Bus Stop is within walking distance to the Museum, which is a pleasant stroll. Taxis and autos are also available to transport visitors to and from the Museum from any location in Puducherry. Puducherry Railway Station is the closest railway station to the Bharathidasan Memorial Museum and is well connected with other major cities of the region. The nearest airports are situated in Puducherry and Chennai. You can also get connecting flights to the city from nearby metros.

You can also book a private cab from top car rental companies in Pondicherry to easily reach the museum.

Interesting facts about Bharathidasan Memorial Museum

  • The museum in Puducherry is dedicated to Tamil poet Subramanya Bharathi.
  • His home has been created as a museum of the Mahakavi Bharathi and is popularly known as Bharathiyar Memorial Museum cum Research Centre.
  • The gorgeous museum was established in order to safeguard and preserve the priceless works of art.
  • His personal belongings throughout his lifetime have been displayed.
  • Along with the personal items of Bharathi, exquisite sculptures are housed at the Memorial Museum.
  • The museum is literally considered a pilgrimage by the Tamilians.

Things to keep in mind while visiting Bharathidasan Memorial Museum

  • Best time to visit Bharathidasan Memorial Museum is from October to March.
  • Take care of the timings and off days before visiting the museum.
  • Do not touch the exhibits without taking permission.
  • Photography is not allowed in the mansion.

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