Soorya India Festival

Thycaud, Trivandrum
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Soorya is the largest cultural society in Asia based in Trivandrum, the capital city of the state of Kerala in India. Soorya is 45 years old and has contributed to the milieu of Indian Art, Culture & Cinema. It has chapters in Several countries – New York (USA), London (UK), Manchester (UK), Zurich (Switzerland), Rome (Italy), Vienna (Austria), Koln (Germany), Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Qatar (Gulf). The total membership in Soorya exceeds 30,000 with 7,000 members in India and 13,000 abroad.

The main activities of Soorya span the entire range of art & culture including organizing classical dance and music festivals, dramas, workshops on theatre, painting, photography, handicrafts and the like, talks, light and sound shows, screening of good films, presenting celebrated film directors, holding their retrospectives, holding seminars and discussions on cinema, with special emphasis on Indian art & culture. Soorya also operates as a platform for the promotion of young talents. The annual 75-day-long Soorya India Festival has been adjudged the largest cultural festival in Asia by the Limca Book of World Records.

Soorya is a non-profit, non-commercial voluntary organization that aims at the dissemination of the rich Indian culture and achieving ‘integration through culture’, mainly targeting the common man.

The founder of this society is Mr N Krishnamoorthy popularly known as Soorya Krishnamoorthy. In addition to being the chief organizational spirit behind Soorya, he has himself scripted, directed and choreographed several shows and has pioneered the sound and light show as a creative tool to focus on aspects of Indian culture, raising itself to an art form. He is the recipient of many awards and citations including President of India’s National Award for Stage Craft and Direction, Man of the Year 2003 for his contributions to the field of art and culture by Limca Book of Records and more.

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