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“Awe inspiring art - Stunning View”

Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Naggar
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 reviews
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“Awe inspiring art - Stunning View”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

The art is very well preserved. Photography is not allowed inside the gallery but obviously there are people who don't respect the rules.
The gallery is on the ground floor of Nicholas Roerich's house. The house itself has been preserved for tourists to visit. The house is a simple wooden structure, with quaint stone walls and cannot bear the weight of more than 20 people at a time.
From the first floor balcony, you can see the stunning valley and understand why Roerich decided to spend the rest of his life in this house.
From the first floor one can also see the Peace Flag, a white flag with circle with three dots inside.
"Roerich described the circle as representing the totality of culture, with the three dots being Art, Science, and Religion, three of the most embracing of human cultural activities. He also described the circle as representing the eternity of time, encompassing the past, present, and future."
It is a place of pilgrimage for art enthusiasts to pay tribute to the man who made nations respect art and culture above any military necessities.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Go there if you like art”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is a gallery of the art-works and collections of the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich who was at Naggar during the later part of life. If you are not interested in art then it will be nothing special to you and you can avoid this. We need to have an uphill walk of 100 m to reach the main gallery. The entry fee to this place is Rs 50.

Visited December 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“a very nice place”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

the paintings n arts are well preserved.. the paintings appear real .. Roerich's house n his painting equipments his diary.. and many other things are on display in museum .. the valley view is excellent .. loud sound of fast moving winds can be heardbeautiful forest around...

Visited December 2013
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“Joy for art lovers”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Roerich House perched on top of the mountain offers a grand view from it's upper floor which will please all nature lovers. However the main attraction are the fabulous painting collection on display. If you like paintings you cannot miss this place. The Roerich Flag flying proudly (photo attached) and it's symbolism (the three dots stand for art, science and philosophy (including religion), encircled and bounded together to form culture ) is another highlight of this place.

Visited May 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Russian painter Roerich's several amazing art work”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

This gallery must see for art lovers. N. Roerich nominated several times for Nobel peace work. Roerich, influenced by Vedanta, Ramkrishna, Vivekananda and by Rabindranath Tagore; developed interest in eastern religion. This thought can be seen in his paintings and various art works preserved in the art gallery. He and his family loved the nature of the surroundings and settled at Naggar village.N. Roerich's younger son S. Roerich married grand niece of Tagore, Devika Rani.

The building of the gallery is very old. There was a vintage car kept one side of the building.
The surroundings from the art gallery is beautiful.

Photography prohibited inside gallery.

Visited June 2013
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