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Tansen Samaroh A Music Festival of Reverance

Posted on December 23, 2011 | FestivalsNo Comment

The Tansen Samaroh is celebrated in reverence, of the great singing artist Tansen, in the Tansen Tomb which lies in Gwalior in India. This is a platform where all the Indian artists come together and render their vocal and instrumental talents. The environment is totally like a festival and the melodious singing only adds to the ambience. Music lovers consider this as a great occasion and as an opportunity to get to know about the latest trends in music and the budding artists in the circle. This is an experience which very rarely a music lover would want to miss.

Tansen Samaroh

It is a music festival that is organized by the government of Madhya Pradesh and they do it in association with the Academy of Cultural Department in Madhya Pradesh. Predominantly a festival for all music lovers, this is a showcase of the musical talents existing across the world. They offer their tribute to the great music maestro Tansen. The festival is held in honour, of being one of the musical shows, which goes on for long periods of days and nights.

The institution offers a lot of tributes to all the junior artists and the senior talents, and gives them an opportunity to showcase their talent through this Samaroh. Tansen was a great singer in the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. He was a great exponent of Hindustani classical music in the style of drupad. He was one of the nine jewels in the court of the Emperor. The beauty of his voice was so silken that people used to get stupefied with his tenacity. In fact, it is said that when Tansen sang, the clouds used to thunder in joy and rain used to fall. There have been instances where his ragas or melodies have lit up lamps and have held not only people but also animals and birds completely hypnotized. The Tansen tomb at Gwalior which is the venue of the Tansen Samaroh was built in memory of this legendary classical singer.

Tansen tomb at Gwalior

Dating its origins back to the 1930’s the festival today is a great event amongst all music enthusiasts and artists and is held in great reverence. Over so many years of celebration, the festival has today become a landmark event in musical circles. Today all the renowned artists from across the country perform here. They enthrall the audience with their talent and spread the harmony of music around. Gwalior has thus been responsible for not only restoring the talent of TAnsen, but also spreading the love of music around. The Gwalior Gharana of music is a result of an inspiration of the Tansen Style of Music and is today flourishing in his lines.

The festival is usually held for four days and is called the Tansen Samaroh. It is not only an audio show but also a visual extravaganza. The musical expertise from all over the country dedicate their talent to the great master of music, Tansen. The music festival is usually held in the month of December and it is a great experience to enjoy the music against the background of Tansen’s aura and the feel of the cold winter air which only enhances the ambience.

Tansen Samaroh a music festival

With such kinds of music festivals, Indian culture and tradition is maintained notwithstanding its astounding history.

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