Om (Aum) is the ‘cosmic sound’ sacred to all Hindus and to the Vedic culture. Thara (Tara) is the ‘mother Goddess’ venerated in Hinduism, Buddhism and other cultures. In Sanskrit, Kala means ‘art’ and Kuteera means an ‘hermitage’.
Picture a place where one can go to experience the variegated culture, religions, and traditions of India; from its ancient roots to its modern times. That is the vision of Omthara Kala Kuteera. Although only a very small fraction of this vision has taken shape as of now, the environs of Omthara Kala Kuteera will give the visitor a glimpse into the future of this place. India’s culture and spirituality is depicted visually in the form of art of various forms; from sculptures in stone, metal, wood and stucco, to paintings made of oil & vegetable dyes. The structure of Omthara Kala Kuteera is itself a work of art. With soaring ceilings, beautiful cornices, decorative beams, grand arches, statuesque columns, multilevel porticos, grand staircases, massive doors, circular rooms, curved granite walls, multilevel floors, the structure of Omthara Kala Kuteera, even without the art work in it, is a pleasure to behold. Art from different regions of India adorn the walls and halls of Omthara Kala Kuteera. Serpentine stone and Sandstone sculptures from Orissa, bronze and wooden sculpture from Tamil Nadu, large frescoes of vegetable and oil paints from Bihar & Orissa, marble designs from Rajastan, oil paintings from Kerala, and much more make Omthara Kala Kuteera what it is.