Gandharva Mahavidyalaya celebrates 75 years
Tarpan - An Offering
Kamani Auditorium
March 23 - 30, 2014 New Delhi

March 13, 2014

Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2014. Pt. Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya founded this institution in Delhi in 1939, taking inspiration from the ideals of the great seer Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar. As homage to the pioneering effort of these stalwarts towards the propagation of Sangeet (gayan, vadan, nritya), Gandharva Mahavidyalaya has organized an 8-day festival TARPAN.

Dates: March 23 – 30, 2014
Venue: Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi
Info: (011) – 23233791 / 23238784 /

The festival consists of three segments:

March 23 features the Gandharva Choir, and group choreographies in Odissi presented by the students of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.

March 24 to 26 features some of the best talent amongst the younger dancers today, and attempts to bring to them a mentoring which would normally not be available to them. Each dancer has been paired with a guru who is an established and senior exponent of another style. The hope is that the younger dancers will benefit from the novel association and be exposed to unique inputs that will further their own understanding of the form. This collaboration will reflect in the repertoire being presented, where one or more pieces, learnt from such mentors, will be rendered in each dancer’s own style.

March 27 to 30 features stalwarts of music, many of whom have been closely associated with the Gandharva Mahavidyalaya since early days.

- March 23, 5.30pm
Film on Gandharva Mahavidyalaya
Gandharva Choir - Conducted by Madhup Mudgal
Choreographies in Odissi by students of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, choreographed by Madhavi Mudgal

- March 24, 6.30pm
Monisa Nayak - Kathak (Mentored by Geeta Chandran)
Mythili Prakash - Bharatanatyam (Mentored by Madhavi Mudgal)

-  March 25, 6.30pm
Amrita Lahiri - Kuchipudi (Mentored by Sharmila Biswas)
Vishal Krishna - Kathak (Mentored by Madhavi Mudgal)

- March 26, 6.30pm
Arushi Mudgal - Odissi (Mentored by Leela Samson)
Ragini Chandrashekhar - Bharatanatyam (Mentored by Guru Sadanam Balakrishnan)

- March 27, 6.30pm
Pandit Madhup Mudgal – vocal
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan - Sarod

- March 28, 6.30pm
Malini Rajurkar – vocal
Dr. N. Rajam & Dr. Sangeeta Shankar - Violin duet

- March 29, 6.30pm
Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar – vocal
Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma - Santoor

- March 30, 5.30pm
Film on Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Directed by Ravinder Randhawa
Pt. Suresh Tawalkar – Tabla solo
Pandit Jasraj – vocal