Vaidyanathan, a renowned classical Bharata Natyam dancer, guru and receipient
of Padmashri from the Presiedent of India established Ganesa Natyalaya
in 1974. Beginning with a handful of students, the Natyalaya soon grew
rapidly in strength and eminence and is reckoned as a premier institution
in India. It is due to Guru Saroja's able tutelage that the students
of the Natyalaya receive sound grounding in the theory and practice
of Bharata Natyam along with Carnatic classical music to enable them
to appreciate and understand the harmony of Indian music and dance.