One man's passion:

The Hasta Shilpa Trust is a Public Charitable Trust registered with the Government of Karnataka. It stands for restoration, conservation, preservation and promotion of India's fast-vanishing architectural heritage and material culture within the larger framework of the arts. It also supports the development of knowledge and human resources in the arena of arts, crafts and culture.

The members of the Board of Trustees are keenly interested in heritage-related work and the arts and have been involved with various aspects of it.

Mr. Vijayanath Shenoy (inset photo) was the Founder and Secretary of the Hasta Shilpa Trust. A retired banker, Mr. Shenoy's passion made him convert his own home in Manipal into the Hasta Shilpa Heritage Museum which   eventually led to the construction of Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village in 1997.

Visitors are encouraged to come to this complex, open to the public since May 2016, to be educated, inspired and motivated by our shared heritage.