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Kalakshetra Colony in the region of Tamil Nādu is located in India - some 1,098 mi or ( 1768 km ) South of New Delhi , the country's capital .

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Local time in Kalakshetra Colony is now 04:35 PM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Kolkata " with a UTC offset of 5.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Tiruvanmiyur, Saint Thomas Mount, Poonamalle, Puducherry, and Pallavaram. While being here, you might want to check out Tiruvanmiyur . We discovered some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Kalakshetra Colony ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location


Kalakshetra is a cultural academy dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art, especially in the field of Bharatanatyam dance and Gandharvaveda music. The academy was founded in January 1936 by Rukmini Devi Arundale. Under Arundale's guidance the institution achieved national and international recognition for its unique style and perfection. In 1962, Kalakshetra moved to a new campus in Besant Nagar, Chennai, India, occupying 40 hectares of land.

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Located at 12.99 80.26 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Carnatic music, Chennai culture, Dance schools in India, Ministry of Culture (India), Organisations based in Tamil Nadu, Organizations established in 1936, Theosophy

Ashtalakshmi Kovil

The Ashtalakshmi Kovil is an Hindu temple, which lies on the shorelines near the Elliot's beach, in Chennai, India. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, who, according to the Hindu mythology, is the giver all eight forms of wealth, namely, offspring, success, prosperity, wealth, courage, bravery, food, and knowledge. The sanctorums are depicted on a multi-tier complex in such a way that visitors could visit all the shrines without stepping over any of the sanctorums.

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Located at 12.99 80.27 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Hindu temples in Chennai

Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple

The Varasiddhi Vinayakar Temple in Besant Nagar, Chennai, India is a famous Hindu temple, located near the beach in Besant Nagar. It is dedicated to the Hindu elephant god Vinayaka or Ganesha. The temple participates in activities such as feeding the poor and holds poojas frequently.

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Located at 13.00 80.27 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Ganesha temples, Hindu temples in Chennai

Edward Elliot's Beach

Elliot's Beach (popularly known as "Besant Nagar Beach" or "Bessie") is located in Besant Nagar, Chennai, India. It forms the end-point of the Marina Beach shore, and is named after Edward Elliot, Governor of Madras. It has the Velankanni Church and the Ashtalakshmi Kovil nearby. In the colonial era, it was a fairly exclusive place limited to ex-patriates. The beach is a prominent hang-out zone for most of the college-going crowd in Chennai.

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Located at 13.00 80.27 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Beaches of Tamil Nadu, Visitor attractions in Chennai

Olcott Memorial High School

Olcott Memorial High School is a secondary school located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The school provides free education, uniforms, books, and two daily meals to 750 impoverished rural children in Chennai. The school is a portion of Theosophical Society Adyar's charity work. Colonel Olcott served in the U.S. Civil war, and later helped to found Theosophy.

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Located at 13.00 80.27 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Theosophy