Jawahar Kala Kendra is an arts and crafts centre located in
the city of Jaipur. The centre is important not because of the
nomenclature but its close association with the city of Jaipur
itself. The centre was built in the year 1986 and the constuction
completed in 1991. The centre was launched by the state government
to provide space to the cultural and spiritual values of India and
display the rich craft heritage. The centre is dedicated to the late
prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru.
The centre has been constructed in a manner so as to reveal the
ideology of the ex-prime minister and Maharaja Jai Singh, the
founder of Jaipur city. Like Jaipur the structure is built based
upon ancient hindu treatise that is Shilpa Shastra. The centre in
contemoprary times is also a venue of theatricaland musical
The centre has been made in eight blocks housing museums, theatres,
library, arts display room, cafeteria, hostel and studio.The centre
is frequently occupied with artists and arts loving people. Many
exhibitions and performances by local artists are displayed at the
centre. The annual festivals of classical dance and music are held
in the centre. The centre hosts many workshops of dance and music.
The centre also maintains records of cultural events and
information. The information can at ant time be accessed.The Jawahar
Kala Kendra has also an area known as Shilpgram area having huts of
important regions of Rajasthan.
Jawahar Kala Kendra is located in Jaipur city in the state of
Rajasthan. The centre is situated on Jawaharlal Marg opposite to
Rajasthan Commerce College.
The centre remains open throughout week from 10.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m.
The centre is located in the region of Bapu Nagar which is well
connected with the rest of the Jaipur city. The region lies south of
the walled city of Jaipur.