Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji Temple is located at Garchuk near ISBT in Guwahati city. It is just 25 kilometers away from Guwahati Airport. The Temple has a Rajagopuram, a Maha mandapam, an ardha mandapam, and the sanctum. All the gopurams are constructed in South Indian architectural style. This recently built temple is an example of modern architecture and is similar to Tirupati Balaji Temple of South India. The temple is dedicated to lord Balaji. The idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durga can also be seen here. There is a park adjacent to the temple where one can see lots of plants and flowers that adds to the beauty of the place. Every day hundreds of devotees come to this place to worship and to see the beauty of the temple.
The famous Tirupati Laddu prepared by the experts from Tirupati is available in the Temple as prasadam. The temple is the most recent addition to the list of attraction in the city of Guwahati. With pure white and imposing structure the beauty of the temple is simply indescribable. The main deity of Sri Purva Tirupati Balaji Temple which is located at Lokhra Betkuchi is Lord Balaji. The statue of the deity is carved out of a single rock weighing 4 tonnes.
Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra commonly known as Kalakshetra is a cultural institution of Assam named after the medieval poet, play writer, reformer Srimanta Sankardev. On 9th November 1998, the then Honorable President of India, K.R. Narayanan bestowed the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra to the Nation. Kalakshetra has been envisioned as a centre, an institution for the grand exposition of all aspects of Assamese life and culture.
Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra is the realization of the historical “Assam Accord 1985” which says in Clause VI, “Constitutional, Legislative and administrative safeguard, as may be appropriate, shall be provided to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social linguistic identity and heritage of Assamese people.”
The activities and facilities available in the Kalashetra include Sahitya Bhavan, which has a very good collection of rare books. Sangeet Natak Academy gives the facility for folk music, traditional music, and tribal music. Lalit Kala Bhavan provide sufficient space for exhibition, art, sculpture workshops along with an art gallery. In the cultural museum, cultural objects and articles of different ethnic groups are preserved with great care.
It has already accomplished a large number of activities in the field of music, dance, drama, literature, art, history, etc and has been endeavoring to present itself as a platform for exchange of knowledge at the national and international levels. In doing so, it has always laid emphasis on preservation and upliftment of the cultural heritage of the State.
Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra
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