Private Areas

Omthara Kala Kuteera offers several private areas where you can meet to conduct your events. These include

  • Surya Mandala: Located at the very top of Omthara Kala Kuteera, with its high sloping ceilings, and bathed in natural sunlight that streams through large windows, this private chamber can comfortably host 15 to 20 people. It is surrounded by an open portico that offers gorgeous views of the surrounding farms, villages, and hills during the day; while during cloudless nights with clear skies the sight of the heavens above studded with stars or bathed in soothing moonlight is an experience that can reach right into one’s soul.
  • Chandra Mandala: With easy access from the portico surrounding the Surya Mandala, and another access from a lower level through the Nataraja Sannidhi, are the two semi-circular chambers of Chandra Mandala, each capable of comfortably hosting 10 to 15 people. The windows of Chandra Mandala offer endless views of the southwest side with several hills in the horizon.
  • Naadha Sabha:Directly below the Surya Mandala, is the more spacious Naadha Sabha. Depending on the usage, it can accommodate 30 to 50 people. The colorful handmade Aathangaadi floor tiles and the wooden pillars as well as the carved wooden beams are done in Chettinaad style. The high ceiling supported by artistically done beams is as much a pleasure to see as the rest of the artwork in this room. While coming up the stairs, just before entering the Naadha Sabha, the visitor will see a beautiful statue of Ardhanaarishwara, a representation of Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvathi in one form. The Naadha Sabha and the Surya Mandala can both be used as one continuous multilevel private space.
  • Nataraja Sannidhi: This unique space offers areas that are covered overhead, as well as areas that are open to the elements. The centerpiece attraction of this area are massive pillars with sculpted stone artwork showing the 108 dancing poses of Lord Shiva’s Thandava Nrithya, along with Sanskrit shlokas for each pose. This entire area can host 50 to 75 people, and can be used for various purposes, be it for motivational team building business meetings, or private parties to celebrate memorable events.
  • Manthralochana: On the northern side of Vishnu Dhama, is an annex with ramps leading up to Mantralochana. This had 10 meeting rooms. The 5 larger meeting rooms can each host 12 people, while the 5 smaller meeting rooms can each host 6 people. Manthralochana is surrounded by trees, and each of the meeting rooms has large windows that invite light and breeze into it, while offering soothing views of the gardens to the guests.
  • Dashavathara Sannidhi: This is one of the masterpieces of Omthara Kala Kuteera. A sprawling area with intimate quarters as well as open expanses, this lavishly decorated space has several works of art, each competing with the other for the visitor’s undivided attention. The northwest section of the building has a large stone carved panel on the wall with 24 Archavatharas of Lord Vishnu. The southwest section of this area is a lotus shaped room with all walls covered ceiling to floor with exquisite wooden carvings showing the the ten main avatars of Lord Vishnu. The action figures of each avatar tell the story of the Lord’s benevolence during that incarnation. Another significant work of art in this area of Omthara Kala Kuteera is a very large mural painted on a prominent wall. It is comprised of several intricate miniature paintings, each one telling the story of an episode from Bhaagavatha, the life of Lord Krishna. Leading to the outside, onto a petal shaped semi covered portico, are large wooden doors with Ashta Lakshmi carvings. Just before entering the Dashavathara Sannidhi, while coming up the stars, on the right hand side, is Lord Rama depicted as protecting the entire world. The open expanses of the Dashavathara Sannidhi can also host 30 to 50 people at any given time, while the two private areas located here can each host 10 to 20 people.
  • Srinivasa Sannidhi: This is the area that one comes into when first entering the inside of the Vishnu Dhama at the Omthara Kala Kuteera. The visitor’s attention is immediately grabbed by the large granite arches and more importantly by the exquisite stone sculptures on the all four walls above the arches. These sculptures depict the life story of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupathi. Adjoining this area are three separate private chambers, together capable of comfortably hosting 30 to 50 people.
  • Nanda Gokula: One level below the Srinivasa Sannidhi, is Nanda Gokula. With hand painted life size stucco artwork depicting the life and miracles of Lord Krishna embellishing all the windows, walls, and ceilings, this area indeed transports the visitor from the countryside around Bangalore to Nanda Gokula, the abode of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhana mountain with his little finger to protect the denizens of Gokula from the wrath of Indra, Lord Krishna showing his mother Yashodha the entire universe in his mouth as a child, Lord Krishna being taken to meet with Kamsa by Akrura are amongst the prominent artwork in this area of Omthara Kala Kuteera. There are multiple private areas at this level, and it can comfortably host 50 to 75 people at any given time.
  • Shanthi Chaithanya: Imagine conducting meetings, lectures, get togethers, and other events in the womb of nature, amidst vibrant greenery shaded from the sun by a canopy of leaves, and soothed by natural breeze. This peaceful and tranquil environment is offered by the gardens of Omthara Kala Kuteera. No event is too small, nor no event is too big to be conducted in Shanthi Chaithanya.