Heaven for Crafters and Art Lovers – Dakshinachitra


Dakshinachitra is one of those must see places that you can’t afford to miss if you are on a trip to South India. Situated in the town of Muttukadu, Dakshinchitra is about one hour drive from south of Chennai and about two hours drive from north of Pondicherry. Although there is nothing much to see and visit in Muttukadu but Dakshinchitra makes it special. If you plan your trip well, you can actually get a chance to participate in an interesting craft workshop or meet some great artists during your visit to Dakshinchitra.

In the month of August 2013, Vastra Utsav (textile festival) was organised by the friends of Dakshinchitra. Many artisans participated and sold their creations during this festival. The Vastra Utsav witnessed good gathering from Indian and international art lovers.

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Performing arts – folk dances and musicals, puppetry Image

Virudhu 2013 – permormance by Lakshmanan Peruvannan

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A closeup shot of the artist

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Dance performance by the local tribes on the occasion of Onam (South Indian New Year) The festival Onam is celebrated to thank god for another year of good crops, happy life and good luck for everyone.

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Puppetry workshop by Master Puppeteer – Bhaskar Kogga KamathImage

Puppetry workshop by Master Puppeteer – Bhaskar Kogga Kamath

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Painting exhibitions are organised very often

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An instructor at Sanjhi Paper art workshop at DakshinchitraImage

A peacock made using Sanjhi paper art

Visit Dakshinchitra website: http://www.dakshinachitra.net/

Image credits: Dakshinchitra facebook page