Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Dispur

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The Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra is a cultural institution that has an art gallery, a museum, an open-air theatre and a traditional Vaishnava temple. The cultural institution was established in the year 1990 by the state government in an attempt to highlight the cultural richness of the state. Named after the saint Srimanta Sankardeva, the religious leader who brought Vaishnavism to this part of the country, the Kalakshetra is situated on Panjabari.

Apart from the art gallery and other attractions, the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra also has a library called the Sahitya Bhavan Library where old Assamese literature along with original manuscripts have been preserved. For the purpose of exhibition, the Kalakshetra has a special place called the Lalit Kala Bhavan. In the Lalit Kala Bhavan, workshops, art and culture exhibitions are regularly organised.

However, the most famous attraction of the institution is the artificial village that has the environment of a typical Assamese village.


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