Academy of Indian Classical Music and Fine Arts at Vaitarna
Ever since the acceptance and appreciation of the Sahaj musical group Nirmal Sangeet Sarita, particularly by Western students, it was Shri Mataji’s desire to start a music school whose aim would be to preserve and perpetuate the traditional values of Indian classical music, as well as teach and spread them all over the world, beyond India’s boundaries.
This had been the dream of Shri Mataji’s father, honorable Mr. P. K. Salve, one of the foremost fighters for India’s independence, eminent lawyer and connoisseur of Indian classical music.
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi established Shri P. K. Salve Kala Pratishthan, an academy of Indian Classical Music and Fine Arts, at Vaitarna.
Vaitarna, surrounded by Dams and Lakes in the vicinity of scenic greenery, is about 100 kms from Mumbai and about 80 kms from Nashik off National Highway 3 (Mumbai Agra Highway), and accessible from Khardi Railway Station (25kms) of the Central Railways.