Sculpture garden in Chandigarh, India

The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is a sculpt garden for rock enthusiasts in Chandigarh, India. It is besides known as Nek Chand Saini’s Rock Garden of Nathupur after its fall through Nek Chand Saini, a government official who started building the garden secretly in his spare time in 1957. It has spread over an area of 40 acres ( 16 hour angle ), and is completely built from industrial, family waste, and discarded items. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Some of the scenes in the 2021 film Shershaah were filmed in the Rock Garden .

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The Rock Garden sits near Sukhna Lake. [ 3 ] It consists of man-made interconnect waterfalls and many other sculptures that have been made of rubbish and other kinds of neutralize ( bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, ceramic pots, sinks, electrical waste, break pipes, etc. ) which are placed in wall paths. [ citation needed ] [ 4 ]

The garden is most celebrated for its sculptures made from recycle ceramic In his spare time, Nek Chand started collecting materials from demolition sites around the city. He recycled these materials into his own vision of the providential kingdom of Sukrani, choosing a esophagus in a forest near Sukhna Lake for his work. The defile had been designated as a land conservancy, a forest buffer established in 1902 that nothing could be built on. Chand ‘s cultivate was illegal, but he was able to hide it for 18 years before it was discovered by the authorities in 1976. By this clock time, it had grown into a 12-acre ( 4.9 hour angle ) complex of interconnect courtyards, each filled with hundreds of pottery-covered concrete sculptures of dancers, musicians, and animals. [ 5 ] Waterfall and way at Rock Garden, Chandigarh His work was in risk of being demolished, but he was able to get public public opinion on his side. In 1976 the park was inaugurated as a public space. Nek Chand was given a wage, a claim ( “ Sub-Divisional Engineer, Rock Garden ” ) and 50 laborers so that he could work full-time. The Rock Garden appeared on an indian stamp in 1983. [ 6 ] The Rock Garden is still made out of recycle materials. With the government ‘s help, Chand was able to set up solicitation centers around the city for pine away, specially rags and broken ceramics. [ 7 ] [ 8 ] When Chand left the state on a lecture tour in 1996, the city withdrew its fund, and vandals attacked the park. The Rock Garden Society took over the administration and care of this singular visionary environment. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] The garden is visited by over 5,000 people daily, with more than 12 million visitors since its origin. [ 11 ] Women celebrate the Teej Festival at Rock Garden Chandigarh.

Dolls Museum [edit ]

There is besides a Dolls Museum inside Rock Garden. It was inaugurated by UT Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore to mark the second death anniversary of its collapse Nek Chand. The museum comprises 200 rag dolls made from pine away fabric. The dolls were made by Nek Chand in the 1970s. [ 12 ]

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Rock Garden in Chandigarh – A book by Dr SS Bhatti .

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  • Nek Chand’s outsider art: the rock garden of Chandigarh, by Lucienne Peiry, John Maizels, Philippe Lespinasse, Nek Chand. Published by Flammarion, 2006. ISBN 2-08-030518-2.
  • The Collection, the Ruin and the Theatre: Architecture, sculpture and landscape in Nek Chand’s Rock Garden, by Soumyen Bandyopadhyay and Iain Jackson. Liverpool University Press, 2007. ISBN 1-84631-120-9.
  • Sublime Spaces and Visionary Worlds: Built Environments of Vernacular Artists, by Leslie Umberger (author), Erika Doss (contributor), Ruth Kohler (contributor), Lisa Stone (contributor).

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