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SRIMANTHI BAI MEMORIAL GOVERNMENT MUSEUM

Srimanthi Bai Memorial Government Museum also called Bejai Museum is located just a kilometer east of the Bijai KSRTC bus stand. Bejai Museum houses a variety of antiquities. Established in 1960, the museum exhibits wooden carvings of divinities such as Bhairava and Hanuman, stone sculptures dating back as early as 13C, porcelain and an outstanding bronze bell with a miniature Lakshmi shrine. It also contains materials of art, archaeology, ethnology, palm leaf photographs, paper paintings, manuscripts, sculptures, oil paintings, metal objects and paper manuscripts.

The museum is open to public from 9 am to 5 pm except on Mondays and second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Photography is not allowed inside the museum.

Bejai Church
St. Francis Xavier Church, commonly referred to as Bejai Church, is a historic Roman Catholic Church situated in the Bejai. The church was built in 1869 on a plot of land measuring 5.37 acres at Bejai, which was obtained from the British government on 21 November 1869. The original structure was a chapel from which Sunday masses were offered.