The Triveni Kala Sangam was established in 1950 by late Smt. Sundari K Shridharani to provide a platform for creative artistic expression with an emphasis on promoting classical forms of Dance, Music and also Painting and other arts. It started in a room above a coffee shop in Connaught Place with the donation of hundred rupees and two students.
With her never-ending drive, she got a piece of land for furthering her vision. She was supported by her husband, late Dr. Krishnalal Shridharani, a famous Gujrati poet and writer, and an internationally known author and journalist. She lost her husband while Triveni was still under construction but her determination did not fail her from completing her vision. She was supported by her dear friend Mrs. Vidyaben Shah, the present President of the institute.
The construction of the building to house the Triveni Kala Sangam started in 1957 and was inaugurated in 1963 by Dr. S Radhakrishnan, the then President of India. Designed by the renowned American architect Joseph Allen Stein, the building is famous for its unique and brilliant architecture, consisting of Art galleries, Classrooms, an Auditorium, an Open-Air Theatre, a Cafeteria and a Lecture hall.
Under the guidance of its Founder and Honorary Director, Late Smt. Sundari K. Shridharani, the multi-faceted Art and Educational complex, Triveni Kala Sangam, is a Cultural Oasis in Delhi.
Triveni Kala Sangam teaches classical Indian Dance & classical Indian Music (Vocal & Instrumental), Contemporary Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Glass Art, creating a confluence or ‘Sangam’ of various art forms.