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Netaji Museum in Cuttack

Cuttack is the birth place of Subash Chandra Bose, who was an Indian nationalist known for his incredible contribution in the fight for freedom of India. He got the title of Netaji for his contribution to the freedom movement. His sacrifices and the struggle for the country is a benchmark for the youth even today and it is believed that his name is that powerful which can never fail in stimulating the enthusiasm of patriotism in any Indian.

Jankinath Bhavan, the house where Netaji lived has now being renovated completely and have been given the status of a museum in the year 2007. The Jankinath Bhavan is a two storied building which have huge rooms that now have been converted into galleries displaying the phases of life lived by Netaji. The house is built up in L-shape and it has a temple at its backyards also.

Netaji Museum in Cuttack

Display in Netaji Museum Cuttack

Other notable displays of the museum include the old styled furniture, house hold materials, photographs of Netaji’s younger age, documents and several other collection which has being gathered from various different sources.

Netaji Museum in Cuttack

The living rooms of the house have now been transformed into galleries which display the photographs of Netaji and his family. Among the key attractions of the museum there are 22 handwritten letters by Netaji to his family while his visits to several parts of the world. There are also several books written on the biography of Netaji are being displayed in the museum.

Galleries in Netaji Museum Cuttack

The gallery of the Netaji Museum showcases the sophisticated toilets which were used in that time in the Janakinath Bhawan. There are the horse carts which were being used by the Bose family in that era. All these have been maintained by the Tourism Department of Odisha and best possible efforts have been made by the authorities to maintain the museum.

Library in Netaji Museum Cuttack

A huge library has being constructed inside the Jankinath Bhawan which has a great collection of all the books published on Netaji is several languages. At present, the museum has a strong collection of over 500 books in the library and 13 galleries depicting different phases of Bose’s life. Subhas Chandra Bose had started writting down his autobiography in the form of Bharat Pathik, which depicts his early life and schooling in the city of Cuttack.The autobiography, was printed some 67 years ago (in the year 1355 of Bengali calendar) also contains handwritten letters of Bose to his mother.

Birthday Celebration of Netaji

On 23rd January the entire Jankinath Bhavan gets decorate and the birth anniversary of Netaji is being celebrated by the state government officials by gathering at the Oriya bazaar, where the house of Netaji is situated. Several cultural programs, blood donation camps, prayers and many more such events are being organized every year in the remembrance of Netaji and his contribution to the nation.

Several tourists visit the Netaji’s birth place, Jankinath Bhavan every year and retrieve the feel of the patriotic zeal of Indian freedom fighters. This is also a point of attraction for many historians.

Best time to visit Netaji Museum:
On the birth anniversary if Netaji, ie on the 23rd of January is said to be the most prominent time to visit the museum. 

Timings of the Museum:The Museum remains opens from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday to Saturday and remains closed on Sundays.

Address of the Museum:
Netaji Museum
Oriya Bazaar Colony
Cuttack, Odisha

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