Omthara Kala Kuteera

Omthara Kala Kuteera, Bengaluru

Omthara Kala Kuteera
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nagendra
Cincinnati, OH2 contributions
Divine experince
Apr 2021
I had a very unique and blisful experience while listening to Mrudula (our hostess) as we walked through the four floors of a very rich heritage. The description of the artifacts and the stories behind each goes way beyond the usual action stories of Mahabharata or Ramayana. The uniqueness of the sculptures / paintings is of a very high degree and not found elsewhere (or many other places in the country).

For the beginners / kids its an ecxposure to the usual epic stories but those aspire/ curious to know the spiritual understanding of the depiction, feel free to engage with the speaker.

It requires a lot of passion to share the history and deeper meaning of the exhibition and that was clearly evident in Mrudulas talk as she walked us through these magnificient displays.
Will definitely go back again with my other family members.
Written 19 April 2021
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Anand S
Bengaluru, India73 contributions
Nice collection of art and history
Jan 2020
A unique village mansion ( 4-5 floors) with art and history depicted on its walls, floors and furniture. Good place for catching up with Hindu mythology and relaxing with family and friends
Written 1 February 2020
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sriramyavgarakahalli
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
Interesting cultural tour
Jan 2020
We enjoyed the tour of the place. Manager Padmanabha and the other staff were very hospitable. Food and snacks was homely and great.
Written 21 January 2020
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guruhs16
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
Great Cultural experience, wonderful hospitality and ambiance.
Dec 2019
Visit with family on day outing was wonderful. Serene environment and ambiance of the place took us on a cultural experience of our Heritage. The stories of Puranas, Ramayana, Mahabharata have been brought into limelight on sculptors and paintings. It appeals to all age groups who are interested in our rich cultural values. The sound and light show of Dhashavatara was excellent. It has been explained in simple way and the wooden carvings are so intricately detailed. The vast collection of artifacts and painting is worth seeing. The indoor play area for children is nicely made and the meditation hall at the top is worth the time spent . It was wonderful, learning and spiritual experience.
I would like to thank Padmanabha , manager of the Kuteera who took us on the tour of the premises. He took great care of us to explain each of the sculptors and paintings also ensure that we had excellent food and snacks.
I thank the family members of the Kuteera who have taken great interest to carry on the passion to preserve the rich heritage of our country. The premises is well maintained and great deal of work and passion for preserving the history to future generation has been done.
Overall, Great experience and satisfaction for having visited the place.
Hope more people who are interested in Heritage of our country make a visit to this place.
Written 31 December 2019
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Sreeram
22 contributions
Trip down the mythology lane.
Oct 2019 • Family
Beautiful and colourful place. Even our kids enjoyed the walk around the place with friendly and jovial guide Mr.Padmanabham. Food provided by them in house was just perfect for hungry tummies. They will provide food only if the group is around ten or above. Initially we felt that the place is a bit pricey but after visiting, we realized that it is totally price worthy.
Written 2 October 2019
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Abhinay Kalmath
1 contribution
Recap Hindu mythology as you walk in the palace
Jul 2018 • Friends
Excellent place to take young generation to educate them on Hindu mythology. Great place to learn & hear stories of mythology.
Ambiance of place is green & has a mix of south-north India cuisine.
Good one day trip for family.
Written 3 June 2019
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Ashish S
374 contributions
Great place to visit
Nov 2018 • Business
It's a great place to visit. It was very well maintained. I liked it very much. Place was very neat and clean.
Written 23 April 2019
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shukra2016
Bengaluru, India8 contributions
Hindu mythology in beautiful relief and Paintings
Apr 2019 • Friends
A wonderful treasure-house of sculpture and paintings about 50 km from Bengaluru off Magadi road, it is a place to see a mix of modern sculpture with older paintings and panels bringing alive many of the most popular tales from various Puranas.
The musuem has 6 levels of displays - showing Krishna's childhood in Brindavan at the lowest level, progressing through Balaji's marriage, the Dashavatara, Natarja in 108 poses, to forest/tribal art with a meditation room at the very top. The guides tell the tale behind each panel in great detail, befitting the vision of Anantharam Iyengar, (and the initiator of Amar Chtitra Katha series) who built up the place over 20 years of effort. The sculptures are as good as any one sees in Hoysala or other medieval temples ; the paintings alone merit a separate viewing for exquisitely detailed depictions in room sized panels.
In case a visitor is not interested in the details of each and every panel/story; one should discuss with the guide before starting so that one selects either a deity or a story -and then learns about it -without the narration becoming tedious.
Only drawback is the climbing up and down involved, making it difficult for many people to participate wholeheartedly -since toilets are only on ground level- while dining area is on the 3rd level. Lift and perhaps a toilet on the 3rd level will make a visit easier, more so for the elderly.
Written 22 April 2019
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Sudha Nambiar
Singapore24 contributions
A wonderful trip away from the hustle-bustle of the City
Mar 2019 • Friends
Situated in Basavanahalli Village, on way to Neelamangala from Peenya, this impressively built multistoried resort surrounded by vast land mass, is easy to locate on Google map. The distance from MG Road, Bangalore could be around 50 km.
Almost 100% of the exhibits here is a spiritually-oriented Hindu's dream-cum-true. The person-in-charge/guide Mr. Padmanabha is pleasant and humorous from the word go and will take you on a tour of the entire building comprising of 4 floors, starting from the exterior which is adorned by beautifully carved statues of Gods and Goddesses s from Hindu and Buddhist scriptures.
Every floor from Level 0 to 4 opens into beautiful paintings, statues, and depictions of Ayodhya, Haridwar, Brindavan, Tirumala and so on.
The facets that fascinated me most:
1. The guide himself - a walking-talking dictionary of Hindu culture and tradition
2. The Dasavatharam light and sound show, simple yet well thought-out, and the profound voice of the speaker.
3. The sumptuous vegetarian lunch at Annapoorna Restaurant (aptly named)
4. The Snake and Slide show that's rib-tickling.
Other facilities include music to which you can groove or just chill, young and energetic employees ready to play the guitar or show a dance move; swimming pool, evening tea/snacks etc.
However, I would give a 4.5* rating because this place is most suitable for a crowd who has deep interests in our mythology. Those who are unaware of this vast Indian heritage might find it a little boring.
Also, there should be some more additional fun for young children so that families can plan a trip.
Suggestion: If the planners could arrange overnight stays, it would be more fun as traveling up and down takes up a huge part of this one-day trip.

To sum it up, our group of seniors and not-so-seniors just loved the trip
Written 22 March 2019
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Shantala
5 contributions
A feast for the mind and the soul
Jan 2019
Folks, if you want a break from the hustle and bustle of Bengaluru and want to enrich your minds please visit Om Tara. It is a day trip from Bengaluru, easily accessable and is in a very serene, peaceful setting. Built with love and passion by late Mr. G Ananthram it has been taken to another level by his family. Hindu culture, mythology as well as the vedas have been depicted in the form of carvings and paintings. There is a sound and light show which provides a very good understanding of the Hindu culture. They also provide a very healthy vegetarian lunch. Overall a great experience and a day well spent.
Written 14 February 2019
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