Chilanka Dance and Music Academy is situated on the banks of river Pamba, on the lap of the Lord Krishna, the holy and the ancient Thiruvaranmula Pardhasarathi temple. Famous as one of the temples where the Pancha Pandavas is believed to have installed the idol, thousands of years back.
On 6th December 1986, Smt. J. Lalithabika. I.A.S, the then Hon. Social Welfare Secretary of Kerala, inaugurated Chilanka by lighting the holy lamp. The institution was founded by Smt. Kalamandalam Sreedevi Mohanan, who was the best student of Kerala Kalamandalam (1982-83), after having inspired by famous social worker, late Dr. Thomas Philip. Moreover, it is true that the eminent guidance of veteran Kathakali performer Sri.FACT Mohanan, is the legend of our successes! Now a days, this academy is directed by this dedicated galoreas and nonpareil grand artist family.
Chilanka conducting study classes, perfomances and demonstrations for South Indian classical dances, especially Bharathanatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyatam and Kathakali, Carnatic vocal and Instrumetal Music (Violin, Mridagam, Keyboard) and martial art Kalarippayattu etc…
Chilanka and its students have performed on invited public stages all over India and abroad. Our students are getting special admiration for their performances, from the public especially Doordarshan and other Satellite TV channels. It shows the meaningful efforts and devotion of our genius teachers, staffs and beloved students and their parents.