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Jawahar Kala Kendra

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 performances.

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.

Location:
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.

Visiting Hours:
The centre remains open throughout week from 10.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m.

Accessibility:
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.


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