Welcome to Prastara

Prastara is a Chennai based charitable trust created with an initiative to identify, document, preserve and share the sources of cultural information with special regard to the History and Heritage , which are sliding into decline mostly as a result of contemporary mind-set and lack of awareness amongst the general public.

Field trips

Prastara regularly conducts field trips to various heritage sites in South India. These trips are conducted to create awareness on heritage.Read more


Prastara's documentation team have been documenting the heritage structures and mainly focusing on  South Indian temple architecture. The team currently documenting the Cave Temples of the Pallavas

Out reach

The outreach programs at Prastara primarily focusing on educating the rural children of South India. These programs are entirely funded and conducted by Prastara volunteers.