Chitrakala Parishat, the Place…

It is quite often now that I visit this nice and peaceful premises of Chitrakala Parishat, an art institution and cultural organization a proud landmark on Kumara Krupa Road. though I visit the main building the campus is what attracted me more…

The Class

The magical surroundings and the creative vibes that emerge from the artwork around, do cherish artisans with creativity and imagination. The classrooms are situated in such a serene surrounding, no doubt it encourages so many creative meathods & minds…

Here are few of the snippets from and around the place…

The Temple

In the early 1950s, a need for a full fledged art institution in Bangalore was felt by the renowned Russian painter Svetoslav Roerich who used to reside in Bangalore.


Svetoslav Roerich discussed this with his industrialist friend H K Kejriwal and both of them approached Devraj Urs, the then Chief Minister of the state of Karnataka with a request to grant land to construct an art complex in Bangalore.

The Ground

Devraj Urs was enthusiastic about this idea but indicated that they should partially finance this venture with a promise that the Government of Karnataka would release twice the amount collected by them. Kejriwal agreed to donate Rs. 500 thousand from his foundation and as per the promise; the Government of Karnataka released Rs. 1 million to finance this venture. The Government also released two and a half acres of land on Kumara Krupa Road in Bangalore to house this art complex. Refer more on Wikipedia…

More Pictures here…

4 Comments so far

  1. anita (unregistered) on October 4th, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

    this is a really nice space and a haven for art lovers and enthusiasts. and of course, there’s always some good exhibition happening in the premises!

  2. Deepa Mohan (unregistered) on October 4th, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

    There used to be excellent jazz concerts that used to be organized in the grounds…I don’t know why they stopped…we used to enjoy them, and the ambience of the grounds, very much.

  3. Lokesh (unregistered) on October 4th, 2007 @ 10:42 pm

    Yeah its a very nice place. I like it because of the trees

  4. Archana (unregistered) on October 15th, 2007 @ 9:21 pm

    Hmmm…nice to know tht ppl adore CKP premises… Feels lucky to b a student of this institute n v too enjoy every bit of being there

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