Kerala Kalamandalam

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  1. Kerala Kalamandalam was founded in 1930 by Sri Vallathol Narayana Menon and Sri Mukunda raja at Cheruthuruthy. Currently, it grew up to become a  premier public institution in India imparting training and conducting performances of the classical arts (500 BCE) of Kerala.


  1. It was founded when the visionary poet and nationalist envisaged the extinction of some of the classical art forms of Kerala due to socio-political reasons.


  1. The artforms which were facing extinction then were trained and practiced almost exclusively in the temple and its premises only.


  1. It has been the best institution in world imparting training in and conducting a performance of Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Mohiniyattam, Panchavadyam, and Thullal.


  1. UNESCO financially supported Kalamandalam in 2004 through Japan Funds Trust. The great visions of the founders helped this institution to have a modern and humanitarian outlook and establish and flourish in the realm of the public sphere.


  1. How to reach

Nearest railway station:-Shoranur railway station (3km).

Distance from Kochi:-(110 km).

Nearest airport:- Kerala’s international airport at Nedumbassery (85 km).

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