Shakti Centre

Shakti Centre was started with The Mother's Blessings on 14.Nov.1968.

Cultural Classes

Shakti Centre is the cultural unit at Lakshmi's House. Following its rich tradition, Shakti Centre offers classes in music, dance and painting.


Classical, Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Bhajan, Atul Prasad, Rajani Kanto, Dwjendragiti, Nishi Kanto, Bengali Modern Songs, Chharar Gaan to name a few styles/schools.


Guitar, Sitar, Sarod, Synthesiser, Tabla to name a few.

Painting and drawing


Manipuri, Bharatnatyam, Mohiniattyam, Odissi, Kathak, Creative Dance to name a few of the styles/schools.


Annual Competitions

Shakti Centre organizes annual competitions, named in honour of its pioneers.

  • Sanjukta Panigrahi Memorial Dance Competition

  • Madhuri Mukherjee Memorial Devotional Songs Competition

  • Maya Mitra Instrumental Music Competition


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