Demonstration of Chola bronze casting, Veena making, by Master craftsmen
The Master sculptors will demonstrate each of the process involved in Cire perdue, for our guests. They will be shown how a bronze sculpture from the initial wax-process is made. A demonstration of the casting involved in making of a bell, also forms part of experience.
Vedic chanting by Priests- training to chant Gayathri mantra
Listen to the Vedic Chanting at Svatma - calm your mind & purify your soul. Experience the divine vibration at surroundings of Svatma that is resonates with the chants. The Priest engage our guest and explain the meaning and purpose behind the ancients scripture.
Culinary class in the special guest experience kitchen
Take a culinary cultural trip to Tamilian cuisine to expand your palate. You are invited to the special guest experience kitchen at Svatma, where you can learn the authentic techniques and recipes. The flavours & textures are sublime and preparations are simplified by our chefs for guests to learn.
Demonstration of handloom weaving and wearing or draping techniques
Unwind yourself, for a unique session with these expert handloom weavers to understand the step by step technique of weaving .Return to Svatma and get a photo of yourself draped in the traditional garment the SAREE.... see if you can get the Indian look!
Thanjavur painting technique
Svatma takes you to the master crafts men who demonstrate the making of handmade jewellery as well as the Tanjavur style of painting. The painting is made by gilded and gem-set technique - where gold leaves & sparkling stones are used to highlight certain aspects of the painting like ornaments, dresses etc.
You would not want to miss the special Chamber concerts at Svatma!! Enjoy the Carnatic music concert at Svatma by a small ensemble of musicians, consisting of a principal performer (usually a vocalist), a melodic accompaniment (usually a violin), a rhythm accompaniment (usually a mridangam), and a tanpura.Come and participate in the musical discussions & enjoy this unique music experience.
Lecture demonstration on Tanjavur style of dance Bharatanatyam by proficient dancers
Bharatanatyam is unique in the self expression or abhinaya and the pure dance or nrutta these comes together in the finest form of codified classicism in the Tanjavur style. The experience curated will be insightful with some highly interesting & informative lecture demonstrations by proficient dancers at Svatma and help you know more about Tanjavur style of Bharatnatyam.
Visit to temple site with an academic expert on monumental architecture and iconography
There are academic experts at Svatma to guide you on these subjects, with visits to these ancient monuments. Guests will leave feeling enriched and fulfilled and just a little bit wiser about the fascinating aspect of temple architecture, Tamil history & Temple History.
LOYALTY PROGRAMME: enjoy the unique benefits of Relais & Châteaux