literally means a holy place of arts (Kala : Arts, Kshetra : Field
or Holy place).
Deriving inspiration from this noble ideal, Kalakshetra was established,
in the words of Rukmini Devi,
"with the sole purpose of resuscitating in modern India recognition of the priceless
artistic traditions of our country and of imparting to the young the true spirit
of Art, devoid of vulgarity and commercialism." The training of young and talented
people by masters of art, with the background of a religious spirit, has been its