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Founder School, Dakshin Gharana of Kathak

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Devaniya is a space that enriches lives without even attempting to do so. And that is because it is a phenomenon that sprouts from an earnest approach towards the teaching and learning process, using kathak as a canvas for creativity and positivity rather than making the technique of kathak it’s sole purpose.
This approach towards the art has brought about a cross cultural, cross generation synergy leading to the germination of a new grain of kathak which we at Devaniya deem fit to term the Dakshin Gharana of Kathak, a stylisation of Kathak with a Dakshini Andaaz ( a southern garnish).

Devaniya thus, is truly one of a kind. From our distinctive style to the methodology of teaching, from the sheer simplicity of our ethos and attitude to our impressive presentations and presence in the bastion of Bharatanatyam, Devaniya is a gift worth giving yourself and your loved ones.

Explore our site for more information, and feel free to reach out with your queries.

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Founder and Creative Director

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Research and Production Coordinator

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Instructor, Admin & Music Co-ordinator and core team dancer


Instructor, choreographer and core team dancer

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Marketing, PR and core team dancer

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Content writer, Research and Core team dancer

Avani Maroo


Kathak - the classical dance form of North India which originated in the temples where the dancers would depict stories of Gods and Goddesses, was embellished with fast rhythmic footwork, numerous pirouettes and statuesque poses during the Mughal rule in India. This transformed it into a performance oriented art form of entertainment. The techniques have been nurtured and refined in three recognised styles or gharanas - Lucknow, Benaras and Jaipur.


Devaniya is the pioneer school of Kathak in Chennai, founder school of the Dakshin Gharana of Kathak.

And here are some of our snapshots of our growth and performances.



Come Visit with Prior Appointment

The only criteria to enroll with Devaniya is the will to learn and to be 8 years or above. There is no upper age limit at Devaniya.

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm

Sat: 10am - 8pm

Sun: Closed

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If you would like more information about Devaniya and the Dakshin Gharana of Kathak, or would like to know about admissions to Devaniya, or procedure to book Devaniya performances, we’d be more than happy to help. Please fill out the form below and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Devaniya, Founder School,

Dakshin Gharana Of Kathak
42, Oliver road,
Chennai – 600004.

+91 99400 55892 

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