[ I SAW IN MYSORE ] Day 2: Tales of Indian Folklore

Set in Mysore University’s sprawling semi-rural campus, the Jayalakshmi Vila's Complex Museum houses a huge collection of traditional Indian folklore items. From leather shadow puppets, rural ceremonial costumes, giant effigies and ritualistic instruments, the museum is a must see if, like me, the sight of a 10 headed wooden puppet depicting the demon Ravana floats your culturally weighted boat. Beware of the autocratic staff who insist on the deposit of your most prized (and most-likely-to-to-be-nicked) Canon possessions. Just tell them you’re a foreigner and that suspicious looking device is nothing more than an innocuous iPod and sneak some photos when no one’s looking (once again) – English blogger in India stylie.

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