12 krishnaarchana april 2023 FEATURE By Anil Ambat Poonthanam Arts Centre A newly upgraded performance stage was opened in February 2023 as a part of revitalization of an existing smaller art performance stage inside the premises of the Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton. The name ‘Poonthanam’ is a direct reflection of legendary poet from our rich heritage and his humble and selfless devotion to Lord Guruvayurappan. The stage ‘Poonthanam Arts Centre’ have the potential to deliver exceptional experiences to several artists and audience alike during soulful renditions right in front of the Lord in coming days. Poonthanam Arts Centre will be a vibrant part of Indian traditional art forms, a place for people to gather, connect and share. Further, our Temple’s interior ambience enumerates architectural inspiration in creative elements from authentic Kerala temple traditions. Heading straight to the centre of attraction! Designed and built in-house in concurrence with Temple rituals, the stage measures 22ft wide x 16ft depth, the left 4ft wide sections could be added or removed depending on event size and requirement. In addition to a larger group artists performance, the left section can be also used for traditional classical orchestra/ musicians supporting a solo or dual dance repertory. The audience