Welcome to Chicago kalakshetra. We are a non profitable organization to foster the traditional Hindu temple arts of Kerala, India to the people of Kerala (or Indian) origin, living in the United States of America, nurture goodwill and understanding between people of India and the United States of America through education and cultural exchanges.

Upcoming Events!

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    Mandala Pooja - December-23-2018

    Venue : Lemont Temple
    Address: 10915 Lemont Rd, Lemont, IL 60439
    Time : 4 to 8 pm

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    Kalamela 2019 - March 9th 2019

    Venue : St Thomas SyroMalabar Church
    Address: 5000 St Charles Rd, Bellwood, IL 60104
    Time 9am to 5 pm

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    Vishu 2019 - April 13th 2019

    Venue : Lemont Temple
    Address : Address: 10915 Lemont Rd, Lemont, IL 60439
    Time : 2pm to 6 pm

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    Picnic 2019 - June 16th 2019

    Bollingbrook Park
    Time : 10 to 3

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    Onam 2019 - September 8th 2019

    Time and Venue will be informed later


Panchavadyam, literally meaning an orchestra of five instruments, is basically a temple art form that has evolved in Kerala. Of the five instruments, four — timila, maddalam, ilathalam and idakka — belong to the percussion category, while the fifth one, kombu, is a wind instrument..

Classical dance

Indian classical dance is an umbrella term for various codified art forms rooted in Natya and sacred Hindu musical theatre styles whose theory can be traced back to the Natya Shastra of Bharata Muni.Dances performed inside the sanctum of the temple according to the rituals were called Agama Nartanam.

Classical music

Carnatic music, from South India, tends to be more rhythmically intensive and structured than Hindustani music. Examples of this are the logical classification of ragas into melakarthas, and the use of fixed compositions similar to Western classical music.

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