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Unnayi Warrier Smaraka Kalanilayam

Unnayi Warrier Smaraka Kalanilayam
ഉണ്ണായി വാര്യര്‍ സ്മാരക കലാനിലയം
Established 1955
Affiliation Government of Kerala
Vice-Chancellor Puthur Achutha Menon
Administrative staff
Location Thrissur District, Kerala, India
Campus Irinjalakuda
Nickname Kalanilayam
Website []

Unnayi Warrier Smaraka Kalanilayam (Malayalam: ഉണ്ണായി വാര്യര്‍ സ്മാരക കലാനിലയം) is a performing arts training institution in Irinjalakuda in Thrissur District of Kerala. The centre is affiliated with the Government of Kerala.[1]


The institution was established in 1955 in memory of Unnayi Variyar, renowned writer of Nalacharitham. It is governed by a body of 12 persons elected from the general council consisting of 102 life members. Former prime minister of Cochin Panampilly Govinda Menon inaugurated the centre.

Courses and performances

The centre offers courses in Kathakali vesham, Kathakali music, Kathakali chenda, Kathakali maddalam, Kathakali chutty, Kappupani, Classical music, Violin, Bharathanatyam, Mohiniattam and Kuchipudi.

Public performances are conducted on Republic Day, Independence Day, the third Thursday of every month, October 6, July 12 and Navarathri.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "UNNAYI WARRIER SMARAKA KALANILAYAM". Kerala Tourism. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Unnayi Warrier awards announced". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Kalanilayam takeover: feasibility study begins". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  4. ^ "Percussion artiste finds his rhythm in his native soil". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-05-27.