Mahagami presents
Sarngadeva Samaroh
January 16 - 19, 2015 Aurangabad

December 27, 2014

Artistic Director Parwati Dutta and Mahagami present SARNGADEVA SAMAROH which will include morning seminar and evening concerts. Kathak Guru Kumudini Lakhia receives SHARNGADEV SAMMAN for 2015.

4-day Seminar (16-19 Jan 2015, 10am to 1pm)

16 Jan 2015
Overview of Sangeet Ratnakar – Dr. Karuna Vijayendra, Bangalore
Choreographic inspirations from Sangeet Ratnakar – Parwati Dutta, Aurangabad (with AV)

17 Jan 2015
Kathak elements in Nartan-adhyay of Sangeet Ratnakar – Dr. Puru Dadheech, Indore
Desi traditions, Martial Arts (Purulia Chhau) (lec-dem)

18 Jan 2015
Developing Angik-Abhinaya from Sangeet Ratnakar (lec-dem)
Journey of Kathak with Guru Kumudini Lakhia (with AV)
Elements of Sangeet Ratnakar in Yakshagana (lec-dem)

19 Jan 2015
Pt. Kumar Gandharva’s vision of Music – Kalapini Komkali (with AV)
Ust Allarakha Khan’s vision on Tabla – Yogesh Samsi (with AV)

3-day Music and Dance Festival (16-18 Jan 2015, 6.30pm to 10pm)

16 Jan 2015
Pakhawaj Ensemble – Akhilesh Gundecha & disciples, Bhopal
Mohiniattam – Pallavi Krishnan & group, Thrissur, Kerala
Kathak – Maneesha Sathe & group, Pune

17 Jan 2015
Rudra Veena – Jyoti Hegde, Karnataka
Odissi – Aruna Mohanty & ODA group, Bhubaneshwar
Purulia Chhau - PNepal Mahato, Village ADABANA, Purulia, W.Bengal

18 Jan 2015
Hindustani Vocal - Kalapini Komkali, Devas
Kathak - Parwati Dutta, Aurangabad
Yakshagana - Yakshagana Kendra, Udupi

Venue: MAHAGAMI Gurukul
Mahatma Gandhi Mission Sangeet Academy, N-6, CIDCO, Aurangabad 431003

Passes will be made available at MAHAGAMI, few local stores and online through

For outstation artists & students interested in attending the festival, accommodation can be  arranged on prior request.
Registration Form

SARNGADEVA SAMAROH is being organized by Mahagami every year in the land where the great musicologist SARNGADEVA created the treatise Sangeeta Ratnakara with an aim to reconnect with the glorious cultural past of this region and to establish the relevance of the text with present day performing arts. ‘Sangeet’ is a composite term with ‘Gayan-Vadan-Nritta’ together. SARNGADEVA SAMAROH with SARNGADEVA PRASANGA is the only mainstream dance and music festival in the region of Marathwada in Maharashtra. The festival will comprise performances of some of the renowned artists as well as established thinker-artists with focus on the Sangeeta Ratnakara and other ancient traditions. Many scholars, gurus, musicologists will present research papers and give lec-dem highlighting various aspects of the text with each form of music during the morning sessions. The festival is expected to cater to the artistic and academic quests of more than 5000 rasikas and music and dance-aspirants. Students, researchers, teachers of any stream of Indian art will benefit from the seminar, the lec-dem and evening performances. This is of great academic and archival value and is an important landmark in the field of research on music texts.

Special features
- The only festival in India combining the written tradition with the performing tradition; combining ancient with the present with a vision for the future course of journey of Indian art forms.
- Taking the cultural history of Aurangabad region to the world and reviving the glorious cultural past and continuing the legacy left by the great thinkers of this region.
- Participation by leading masters and legends of this period as a gesture of inspiration and guidance to the students, aspirants and talented artists of next generation.
- Introducing rare and ancient arts in this region
- Preparing fertile ground for future masters / scholars from this region.
- Safeguarding the rich Indian traditional art.

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