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London’s British Museum: A Stage for Indian Classical Dance Amidst Priceless Ancient Indian Treasures

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Discover the Artistic Splendor of Kalakshetra: A Global Hub in Chennai for Bharatanatyam Dance and 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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The Musical Genius of Sitar Maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan: A Symphony of Strings and Emotions

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 Musical Genius of Sitar Maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan: A Symphony of Strings and Emotions

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Exploring the Melodic Depths of 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 readingExploring the Melodic Depths of Hindustani Classical Music: Raaga Kirwani

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The Masterminds & Organizers Behind India’s Renowned Dance and Music Festivals

Who Organises Khajuraho Dance Festival?  About Khajuraho ************************* Who organises Chidambaram Natyanjali Dance Festival? Natyanjali is an annual dance festival commemorating Hindu deity Shiva. It originated around 1981 and started off as a relatively obscure event. It is currently organized by collaborative efforts of the Department of Tourism of Tamil Nadu and the Natyanjali Trust.  Although celebrations are most…Continue readingThe Masterminds & Organizers Behind India’s Renowned Dance and Music Festivals

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Rajarani Music Festival: A Celebration of Classical Music Amidst Ancient Splendor in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

ॐ श्री गणाधिपतये नमः 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…Continue readingRajarani Music Festival: A Celebration of Classical Music Amidst Ancient Splendor in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

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The Mystic Poetry of Mirabai: The Soulful Devotional Songs of the Saint-Poet from Rajasthan

Introduction: In the heart of Rajasthan, amidst the arid sands and vibrant culture, a mystic poet emerged whose words continue to resonate through the ages. Mirabai, also known as Meera Bai, stands as a beacon of devotion, spirituality, and poetic brilliance. Her verses, which blend seamlessly with the tapestry of Bhakti movement, have captured the…Continue readingThe Mystic Poetry of Mirabai: The Soulful Devotional Songs of the Saint-Poet from Rajasthan

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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

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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