Omkarananda Saraswati Natya Kala
Institute for Indian Classical Dance
With the blessings of H.D. Paramahamsa
Omkarananda Saraswati the Omkarananda Saraswati
Natya Kala Academy, an Institute for Indian
Classical Dance and Music, was established in
1984, on Mahashivaratri, the festival of Shiva,
the Lord of the Cosmic Dance.
In the Omkarananda Saraswati Natya Kala Academy
not only the practical but also the theoretical
aspect of Indian Classical Temple Dance is being
This Academy is having its head office in
Omkarananda Nagar, Muni-ki-reti, Rishikesh, and
is affiliated to Prayag Sangit Samiti,
Allahabad, for examinations in Indian Classical
Dance and Music.
Director and Dance Teacher of this Institute,
Kumari Somashekhari, has specialized in the
devotional aspect of Indian Classical Dance. Her
aim is to revive the ancient Temple Style and
propagate dance as a Sadhana, a way to
God-Experience – a mission to which she is
dedicating her entire life.
Over the years, under the noble guidance of
Kumari Somashekhari, hundreds of students have
been taught various styles of Indian Classical
Dance – a great benefit also for the children of
these Hilly Areas.
professional Film Team from the Capital of
Europe, Brussels, films the devotional
of Kumari Somashekhari and her
Students for the European Television.
Temple Dance Performance in honour of Lord
Shiva on the holy Shivaratri night.
The Students of the Omkarananda Saraswati
Natya Kala Academy
are also trained in
devotional songs, Bhajans.