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Rajarani Music Festival of Bhubaneshwar in Odisha

Rajarani temple was built in the 11th century. This temple is also known as the temple of love and Indreshwara temple. It is in Old Bhubaneswar and has beautiful gardens which are properly maintained. The temple got its name from a range of sandstones which was used to build it, particularly the yellow and red…Continue readingRajarani Music Festival of Bhubaneshwar in Odisha

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Shehnai Maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan

Bismillah Khan (born Qamaruddin Khan, 21 March 1916 – 21 August 2006), often referred to by the title Ustad, was an Indian musician credited with popularizing the shehnai, a reeded wooden wind instrument. While the shehnai had long held importance as a folk instrument played primarily schooled in traditional ceremonies, Khan is credited with elevating its status and bringing it to…Continue readingShehnai Maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan

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The Sitar Maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan

Ustad Vilayat Khan (28 August 1928 – 13 March 2004) was an Indian classical Sitar player. Along with Imdad Khan, Enayat Khan, and Imrat Khan, he is credited with the creation and development of Gayaki Ang (an attempt to mimic the sound of the human voice) on the sitar. He recorded his first 78-RPM disc at the age of 6 and gave his last concert in…Continue readingThe Sitar Maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan

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Mira Bhajans – The devotional songs by the mystic poet Mirabai of Rajasthan

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Hindustani Classical Music Raaga Kirwani

Hindustani Classical Music is the classical music of northern regions of the Indian subcontinent. It may also be called North Indian classical music or, in Hindustani, Shastriya Sangeet. Its origins date from the 12th century CE, when it diverged from Carnatic music, the classical tradition in South India. Hindustani Classical Music arose in the Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb, a period of great influence of Perso-Arabic arts in the subcontinent, especially the Northern…Continue readingHindustani Classical Music Raaga Kirwani

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Who organises the renowned dance, music and other cultural festivals of India?

Who Organises Khajuraho Dance Festival?  The festival is organised by the state Culture department, Madhya Pradesh Tourism and the Archaeological Survey of India. Highlights  This festival highlights the richness of the Indian classical dance styles such as Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, and Kathakali with performances of some of the best exponents in the field. Besides dance performances, tourists…Continue readingWho organises the renowned dance, music and other cultural festivals of India?

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Indian Classical Dance at British Museum, London – A museum with priceless Indian treasures

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Kalakshetra : A world- class cultural academy in Chennai for Bharatanatyam dance & Gandharvaveda music

ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री दुर्गायै नमः  Source of all Images in this Blog-post : Google Images : ‘Google Image Search’ will reveal the multiple sources of every single image shared in this Blog. For more details, kindly see ‘Disclaimer‘ Official Website of Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai Kalakshetra Foundation Location Google…Continue readingKalakshetra : A world- class cultural academy in Chennai for Bharatanatyam dance & Gandharvaveda music

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Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru : An iconic music festival in Chennai

Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru is an iconic music festival, which has been conducted consecutively since 2005. It is an eight-day Carnatic music festival lasting from 18 to 25 December every year at Kamarajar Arangam, Teynampet, Chennai. Performances by leading Carnatic and Hindustani stalwarts, legends, upcoming talents, musicians, dancers, and discourses have been scheduled elaborately in this weeklong event with more than 50…Continue readingChennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru : An iconic music festival in Chennai

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Purandara Dasa Aradhana : An annual music festival in Hampi, Karnataka

Sri Purandaradasa Aradhana is the annual Aradhana (a Sanskrit term meaning act of glorifying God or a person) of Kannada saint composer Purandara Dasa, who is considered as ‘The Pitamaha’ meaning grandfather of Carnatic Music. The festival is observed in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, primarily in Hampi, the place where Purandara Dasa lived and attained  Samadhi  The Aradhana is observed on Pushya Bahula Amavasya day, when the saint attained…Continue readingPurandara Dasa Aradhana : An annual music festival in Hampi, Karnataka