(Last Updated on : 22/03/2017)
The west of India is the residence to diverse multicolored fairs and festivals. The festivals of West India offer entertainment to both young and the old people. Music Festivals
of West India include the special festivities of the western states that are colored by the spirit of festivity amidst the Indian continent. The origins of Indian classical music can be found in the Vedas, in the Hindu
custom dating back to 1500 BC.
Celebration of Music Festivals of West India
Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav
is a popular music festival in India which is celebrated in the state of Maharashtra
, in Pune
. To mark the first death-anniversary of Sawai Gandharva, this festival took place for the first time in the year 1953. His disciple organizes this event in memory of their master. Sawai Gandharva Music Festival is the most promising place for the primary vocalists of the other Gharanas
. It has also become the favorite destination of instrumentalists as well as dancers. Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav is well known music extravaganza popular for musical festival. It is celebrated every year in the month of December, in the Pune
city of Maharashtra
, for three days. It is one of the best places for young and upcoming musicians. It is also a popular destination for famous dancers and singers. Experienced artists come and perform, and it becomes a great learning experience for all the young and budding music players as well. Everyone, including the renowned musicians and practicing artists, come to this festival pay their tribute to the great musician Pandit Rambhan Kundgolkar, also known as 'Sawai Gandharva'.
Saptak Music Festival
is organized by a public charitable trust in the month of January, generally in the first week, in the city of Ahmedabad
in the state of Gujarat
. This festival, where eminent music personalities from across the country and around the world participate, runs for 11 days.
Saptak Music Festival celebrates the spirit of Indian classical music
and is organized every year in the month of January in Ahmedabad
. This festival was inaugurated in the year 1980 by Pandit Ravi Shankar
. This festival spans for a period of 11 days and showcases best musicians from modern and past days. This festival promises best of talents and also presents hundred musicians with sincere commitment to standards. The leading instrumentalist and vocalist participate in this festival. Some of the memorable and unique features of this festival have been dance and musical ensembles by popular artists like Tala Vadya Kacheri, Rajasthani folk music
and Punjabi folk music. The declining culture of vocal music like Dhrupad
, and instrument like Pakhavaj
have helped this festive attract new and varied audience. This music festival also gives opportunities to young singers, musicians, instrumentalist etc to portray their talents on stage. Saptak Music Festival offers quite an unusual experience to the visiting people. This show is a delight for all music lovers both in India and aboard. Both young and experienced talent performs in this festival. Some 125 top notch artists and 50 performers perform in this festival for a span of 13 days. Though there are no tickets or reservation needed for this festival, but the visitors needs an invitation card.