Esplanade Presents


Swarna Kala Mandir


18 Nov 2022, Fri, 8.45pm

19 Nov 2022, Sat, 8.45pm


(Intermission: None)

DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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This performance is themed around Krishnarpanam, which symbolises the ultimate devotion to Lord Krishna. We have picked music from two distinct genres for this presentation: Carnatic music and abangs, which are a form of devotional poetry set to music.


The first piece is a thillana, which brings out the sweetness of the sound emanating from Krishna's flute, reflectinghow the whole world becomes exhilarated and feels joyful listening to it. The second piece is an abang, a soulful expression of humble devotion by Lord Panduraga of Pandharpur. Lord Panduraga sings this abang with complete devotion and surrender, in response to a caste-ridden society that denies entry into temple to those considered as lower caste.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places.  No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Swarna Kala Mandir

SWARNA KALA MANDIR is a traditional Indian Performing Arts Company that was started in the year 2018 with a mission to propagate the rich Indian classical dance and music scene in Singapore. The company provides training in the Indian classical dance forms, Bharatanatyam and Kathak, with branches in Yishun and Choa Chu Kang. Many of its students have been actively participating in competitions and winning prizes. Scholarships are also awarded to deserving pupils from low-income families who earnestly outshine in this art. The company has also been performing at various venues in Singapore, Malaysia and India. In 2019, the company successfully staged its first dance production titled Dhaara - the Divine Rainfall at Gateway Black Box. In 2022, two senior students of SKM successfully presented their Arangetrams.

Date & Time

18 Nov 2022, Fri


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

19 Nov 2022, Sat


DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade

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