History of Chakradhar Festival
Chakradhar Festival is celebrated in honour of the Maharaja Chakeadhra Singh. The city of Raigrah in Chattisgarh boasts of a wonderful cultural scenario. It is a land of great classical musicians and Kathak dancers. The famous personalities who have born include Vijaya Sharma, Shree Firtu Maharaj, and the most important is the Maharaja Chakeadhra Singh in whose memory the festival of Chakradhra was started.
Maharaja Chakradhar Singh had been the emperor of the Raigarh city. Apart from being a great king and ruler, he was also famous for his patron of dance and music. He was a skilled tabla player and an expert dancer. Chakradhar Singh of Raigarh was a talented and a famous skilled personality among other musicians and dancers. He also an accomplished writer who is credited with writing many books related to music. The Maharaja Chakradhar Samaraho was organised in the city of Raigarh as an honour and tribute to this great personality. His contribution for music and dance is cherished even today in the city.
Celebration of Chakradhar Festival
The Chakradhar Festival was initiated by the Chakradhar Lalit Kala Kendra and the Ustad Allauddin KhanSangeet Academy. These are the two main institutes which are dedicated in support of music. The festival is completely devoted to music and dance. Many people contest and participate in these programs. Every year, a number of musicians and dancers come here from different regions of this country. The festival provides a big platform for these skilled dancers and singers. They receive the opportunity to showcase their talent to the audience who flock during the festival. This amazing festival of Chhattisgarh state reflects some of the rich traditional and cultural heritage of Indian country.
Folk performers are also integral part of the Chakradhra Musical Festival. The main celebration of this festival is the performances that are executed by the folk artists. Different types of melodious music are also played during the festival. These performances reflect the culture, tradition, religion, and rituals of the state. The festival is visited by many people who enjoy the various types of folk dances performed by the dancers. The melodious music and the art of dance keeps the visitors engaged.
(Last Updated on : 03-08-2011)
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