Final touches to a mural
The video is of the students of the Institute of Mural Painting in Guruvayur giving final touches to a painting. The institute functions in the traditional Gurukula system and offers a five year diploma course. Mural painting, art history, aesthetics, Sanskrit, Silpa texts, Dhyanasloka etc. are included in the curriculum. Exhibitions, workshops, seminars, discussions and study tours are also conducted.
Started in 1989, the institute is run by the Guruvayur Devaswom, the managing authority of the Guruvayur temple. The founder-principal of the institute was Mammiyoor Krishnankutty Nair, a doyen in the Kerala style of mural painting.
The institute is located near the eastern entrance of the Guruvayur temple. The temple, an important pilgrim centre of south India, is in the Thrissur district of Kerala.