India’s first Sandalwood Museum to be inaugurated in Mysuru Palace

In order to disseminate the information on Sandalwood farming and demystifying different forms of sandalwood produced  in India to masses, the Karnataka govt has decided to establish the Sandalwood Museum within the premises of Mysuru Palace which is quite a famous destination among both domestic and foreign travellers. The Museum has already been set up by Mysuru Forest Division and waiting to be shifted in the precincts of Mysuru Palace. 
Mysore as it is called earlier boasts a long history of producing sandalwood soaps, oil and incense sticks since Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV, the king of Mysore, set up the Government Soap Factory in the 19th century to harness the rich sandwood reserves of the Kingdom.  
According to the reports the purpose is to spread awareness about the rich tradition of cultivating Sandalwood products and showcase the beautiful artefacts and utility products to marvel the visitors. 
Museum will also have an auditorium, a projector screen, and a poster with information about the growth & medicinal quality of sandalwood. Audio information related to sandalwood will also be imparted to the tourists.

Cover pic by Star of Mysore

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