Omthara Kala Kuteera - The Heaven On Earth

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Post Date : 08 Apr 2022

    Being travelers, we were planning for unique place for our weekend visit. Since we wanted to try something unique this time, we planned Omthara Kala Kuteera which is a Heritage Museum and Spirituality Center which is around 35 Kms from Bangalore city with 35 min drive. We reached the destination around 11:00 AM in the morning. The entrance of the Musuem blowed our mind. The museum just looks like a rich temple because of the art and sculpture.

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It is around 30 acres of property with around 2 acres construction done for Museum. G.K. Ananthram was the founder of this Kala Kuteera. He bought this land in the early 90s and started construction thereafter. It took over 25 years to build this beautiful museum. This is a must visit place who wants to know more about Sanatana Dharma. 

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 Front view of the museum 

 

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Pillar standing tall in the entrance which is named as Kashi 

 

 

 

 

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The museum has totally 6 floors. Each floor has a different theme. Basement of the museum has the old items kept like cooking utensils, cameras and various items including huge Mortar and Pestle which are very hard find in the outside world. We were much attracted in the first floor itself. Great craftsmenship can be see here. Detailing is marvelous. We were very much attracted of the Art where Sri Krishna showing Vishvarupa Darshan to Arjuna in the war field. The Art talks the complete story.

 

 

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 Sri Krishna showing iconographical form Vishvarupa Darshan to Arjuna during war 

 

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 20 minutes Light-Show play of Vishnu's Dashavatara in the enclosed theatre 


Second floor has a lot of painting and key note is the Light Show of Dashavatara.  The Dashavatara is the ten primary avatars of Vishnu. Vishnu is said to descend in the form of an avatar to restore cosmic order. The word Dashavatara derives from daśa, meaning "ten", and avatāra, roughly equivalent to "incarnation". Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki are the Avataras of Vishnu.
 

 

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 Guide Srinivas explaining about the art of Goddess Gayatri 

 

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Archa Avatara of Vishnu

 

 

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 Nava Naari Kunjara is unique motif in Indian art, where an elephant is depicted as being made up of nine women.  This painting is done using organic vegetable colours by the Artist.


 
 

Beautiful wooden work of Sri Krishna, Sadashiva and Gaythri 

 Beautiful wooden work of Sri Krishna, Sadashiva and Gaythri 

 

Beautiful sky

 

 View of blue sky between the beautiful Art 

 

 

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 Kalyadevara Betta - A nearby hillock seen from the top floor of this museum 

 

 

Meditation Hall


 
The top floor has a Meditation hall. The ceiling is in the form of Pyramid with opened on the sides so that light can enter the hall.

 

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 This was the last pic of our visit in front of this Heritage center 

 


We can see the effort to enlighten the next genration citizens through various Arts is an evidence here. A great day spent in the museum. It takes around 6-8 Hrs to get the complete details of this Heritage Center. Omthara Kala Kuteera is itself a world of art. The attractions here are beautiful cornices, decorative beams, grand arches, statuesque columns,wooden carvings, grand staircases, massive doors, illuminated interiors, circular rooms, curved granite walls, multilevel floors, chirping birds and the locations itself. In short, the place is nothing but a Heaven. It was a rejuvenating day for us.


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