Edappally Kathakali Aswadaka Sadas

Edappally Kathakali Aswadaka Sadas

Kathakali Aswadaka Sadas, started in 2002 December became an acknowledged center for splendid Kathakali performances within a short span of time. Late Kalamandalam Kesavan,as patron of this organization had helped a lot for the all round development of Kathakali aswadaka Sadas.

Today Edappally Kathakali Aswadaka Sadas has the distinction of being a member of the prestigious KERALA SANGEETHA NATAKA ACADEMY.

When Kalamandalam thought of launching its ‘Noorarangu programme’ ( One Hundred stage performances) with a view to popularize this classic art from in different parts of the state, its Vice Chancellor DR.K.G.Poulose selected Changampuzha park as its first venue. Function was a grand success with overflowing  house.

  • Stage at least 12 performances a year.
  • Staged Nalacharitham in full for the first time in Kerala with elaborate discussions by experts. Seven day festival ‘PRIYAMANASAM’ attracted people from all over Kerala.
  • Three day kathakali festival in January to commemorate the great promoter  of Kathakali and patron of KAS Late Sri.P.K.Godavarma.
  • Four day Kathakali Festival in April to commemorate Sri.Kalamadalam Kesavan.
  • Kalamandalam Sankaran Embranthiri Anusmaranam in November ( Sangeetha Kacheri).


K N Kesavan Nambeesan


Governing Council of Edappally Kathakali Aswada Sadass

M. Jayasankar – President
V.J.S. Namboodiri – Vice President
Mallika Varma – Vice President
K.N. Kesavan Nambisan – Secretary
N. Suresh –  Jt. Secretary
T.G. Vinodkumar – Jt. Secretary
Anilkumar – Treasurer 


K.V.V. Namboothiri
P.D. Subramanian Namboodiri
T.S. Sasikumar
P.V. Krishnan Kurur
M.K. Vasavan
Manoj Nambisan
A.S. Ramachandran
N. Rajan
A. Rajendran
K.G. Mohan Das
Eswari Varma
Anitha Sankar