Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre at Sao Paulo, Brazil is a Cultural Centre of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations of India established on 25th May 2011. The Centre promotes bilateral cultural linkages between India and Brazil by organizing cultural programmes, cultural seminars, workshops and trainings engaging India based Gurus professionals and trainers for Yoga, Hindi & Sanskrit, Hindustani Classical Vocal Music and Indian Dances viz; Kathak, Bharatnatyam and Odissi. It places special emphasis on working with local cultural organizations promoting Indian culture. It also runs Portuguese classes for Indians and other foreign nationals staying in Brazil to help them learn the local language. All the activities promoted are of socio-cultural nature such as lectures, round table discussions and workshops on subjects related to India such as Yoga, Meditation, Gandhian philosophy, Ayurveda, Indian traditions, spirituality, culture, history, architecture, India tourism promotion, peace culture, etc. The Centre has a well stocked Library and Resource Centre housing an interesting collection of books on Indian history, spirituality, Yoga, polity, economy, art and culture. It also has an exciting collection of books on contemporary Indian literature and has a wide range of Video and CD collection of documentaries and Bollywood movies. There is a large reference section with encyclopedias, dictionaries and coffee table books. While the bulk of the books are in English, there are a substantial number of books in Hindi and Portuguese too. Members are allowed to borrow two books for a period of two weeks. Located in the prestigious area of Jardins, the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre is at the heart of the cultural life of Sao Paulo, offering a wide and interesting range of cultural services and performances to its patrons. It is spread over three floors housing a multipurpose hall, auditorium with stage, a library and kitchen for Gastronomy classes. All events held at the Centre are free of charge and open to the general public. While hosting leading artistes and cultural troupes from India, the Indian Cultural Centre also offers its premises for suitable use by the Brazilian artistes, academics, writers and performers for furthering India-Brazil cultural relations. Director: Mrs. Puja Kaushik Address: Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre Alameda Sarutaia, 380, Jardim Paulista, CEP 01403-010. Sao Paulo - SP Telephone:+55 11 3149-3340, Email: icc3.saopaulo@mea.gov.in Administration: icc2.saopaulo@mea.gov.in. Email: icc.saopaulo@mea.gov.in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndianCulturalCentreSaoPauloBrazil/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/svcc_saopaulo/