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Shivappa Nayaka Palace and garden in Shivamogga, The Government Museum (Shivappa Nayaka Palace) named after the popular 17th century king Shivappa Nayaka of the Keladi Nayaka dynasty is located in Shimoga city (formerly known as Shimoga), the district headquarters of the Shivamogga district in the Karnataka state, India. Though named after the Nayaka king, according to art historian George Michell, the palatial bungalow was actually built by the 18th century Mysore ruler Hyder Ali.

The two storied building comprises a Durbar hall (nobel cour) with massive wooden pillars and lobed arched panels. The living chambers on the sides are at the upper level and have balconies and look down into the hall. Numerous antiquities collected from near by temples and archeological sites, such as sculptures, inscriptions and hero stones from the Hoysala era and later periods are on display at the palace grounds.The building is a protected monument under the Karnataka state division of the Archaeological Survey of India.

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