This 'temple of art' was Founded by Rukmini Devi Arundale in 1936 the institution is devoted
to the revival of traditional dance, textile designing, and weaving, which are taught in
naturally harmonious environs.Kalakshetra ranks amongst the country's finest dance schools.
Classical dance Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music permeate the very fabric of life in Chennai
and the Kalakshetra at Tiruvanmiyur is a school of the Indian art epitomising the revival of
ancient culture, crafts and heritage.
Kalakshetra was established not only to seek the roots
of Indian Culture but also to revive and revitalise Indian arts and crafts, so that they could
take their proper place in the mainstream of modern life.