A classic gift for Banarasi souls
The annual Shivratri Sangeet Mahotsava music festival was a mix of great performances, both from future artists and from established artists. The three-day festival, which was opened by the spiritual guru, Rameshbhai Oza , began with the performance of Odissi dance by Yashna Sureka. Giving an auspicious start to his performance with Ganesh vandana, he began dancing in the Strotam Ganga Devi Sureshwari Bhagwati Gange. Premchand Hombal (BCCL/Arvind Kumar)
Bhagirath Jalan was the next evening artist who performed raag-based compositions such as Piya Nahi Aye, Roko Na Dagar More Shyam. Later, he presented a bhajan Jai Hanuman Pawan Kumar . He concluded his performance with the famous song by Holi Khele Masane Mein Holi. The highlight of the night turned out to be the recital by Jal Tarang of Rajeshwar Acharya, whose delicacy on the instrument was highly applauded.
Neeraj Mishra (BCCL/Arvind Kumar)
The second day of the festival was mainly dedicated to the next artists. The Sitar recital by Neeraj Mishra gave a perfect start to the night. In addition to several compositions based on raga, he concluded his performance with the song Hamari Ataria Pe. A vocal recital by the young artists Rishi and Varun Mishra was the next presentation of the night. The duo began with a composition in Raag Maru Bihag and continued singing compositions by Tappa and Hori. Odissi dance by Illeana Citaristi It was another highlight of the night.
Rishi and Varun Mishra (BCCL/Arvind Kumar) nThe final day of the festival had the unconditional of classical music performing on stage. Yella Venkateshwar Rao One of the main exponents of mridangam began his performance in Raag Charukeshi followed by a jugalbandi with violin, sitar, tabla and manjira. He concluded his performance with the song Vaishnav Jan on the instrument. Other highlights of the night was the vocal recital of Ajay Pohankar and Bharatnatyam of Premchandra Hombal .
(L) Preetam Mishra (R) Aria (BCCL/Arvind Kumar)
(L) Bhagirath and Khushbu Jalan (R) Kaisthina (BCCL/Arvind Kumar)
(L) Kanako (R) Kishan Jalan (BCCL/Arvind Kumar)
(L) Lisa Rishi and Austhia (R) Krishina (BCCL/Arvind Kumar)
(L) Lizo (R) Mansha (BCCL/Arvind Kumar)
(L) Ramesh Bhai (R) Preeti Agrawal and Jyoti Gupta (BCCL/Arvind Kumar)
(L) Rajeshwar Acharya (R) Ravi Shankar Mishra (BCCL/Arvind Kumar)
(L) Rosa Yanco (R) Seema Jalan (BCCL/Arvind Kumar)
(L) Vijay (R) Anil Narayan Sharma (BCCL/Arvind Kumar)