The Indian culture as we know it today is an integration of several social behaviours. The social fabric of this country has been made strong over the centuries through our varied cultures. Having a land of rich culture and heritage, Indian people have humanity, tolerance, unity, secularism, strong social bond, and other good qualities. Indian culture is attracting people of all religions and nationalities to the country. In India, the southern state of Karnataka has a distinct art and culture center of varied artists.
Karnataka was formed on 1st November 1956, with the passage of the States Reorganization Act. Originally known as the state of Mysore, it was renamed Karnataka in 1973. Bengaluru is the capital and largest city of Karnataka. Major empires and dynasties have contributed to the history, culture and the development of Karnataka. Its artistic activities can be traced back to prehistoric times. The creative spectrum covers classical music, folk dances, theater, painting, sculptures, woodcraft, bidar work, etc.
Kalagrama, Kala means art, and Grama, means village, i.e., Artist’s village. A place where artisans perform their skills. It is one of the art lovers’ hubs and an attractive tourist center of Bangalore. The project of constructing a place called Kalagrama was conceived in 2001 when S M Krishna was the chief minister—tracing the blankets of a rich architectural heritage spread over sixteen centuries in Karnataka, in India unveiling them in a modern context for the Artist’s Village. A lot of activities took place at Kalagrama throughout the year. The Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was one of them. The event was an immense success on all four days for every art enthusiast of all ages who were a part of the event. It was a natural ambiance for artists and art lovers to gather together and be a part of a glorious event.