Bharathidasan Museum Pondicherry
Named after the great Tamil poet and scholar, Bharathidasan Museum in Pondicherry displays the poet’s spectacular life and work, and thus is one of an important places to see. Located on Ranga Pillai Street in Pondicherry, it was converted to a museum from Bharathidasan’s resident after his death. Some of the scripts which he wrote for women empowerment are also found here. Apart from the manuscripts and literary works, this famous museum in Pondicherry also displays several items used by Bharathidasan like his walking stick, spectacles, shawl, clipboard, watch and diary.
Most of Bharatidasan’s writings revolved around socio-political issues of the day. The poet was also a major influence in the growth of Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu. In fact, as a mark of respect towards this towering personality and literary giant, the government of Pondicherry adopted his song invocating Goddess Tamil as its state song. Thus, it is ideal for a history buff to visit this tourist attraction in Pondicherry on his tour of the union territory in South India.
MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MUSEUM
- Personal items like walking stick and shawl
Morning: 9:40 AM to 1 PM
Evening: 2:00 PM to 5:20 PM
Monday and public holidays closed
10 INR - Adults
5 INR - Children
50 INR - Foreign Nationals
95, Perumal Koil St, Heritage Town, Puducherry, 605001
HOW TO REACH?
The museum is located just 2.3 km from Pondicherry Bus Stand. From there, it’s a 7 minutes walk to the museum. From there, it’s a 700m walking distance to the museum.