Mahagami presents
7th Sarngadeva Samaroh & Sarngadeva Prasang
Feb 27 - 29, March 1, 2016
New Delhi

February 11, 2016

Mahagami presents 7th Sarngadeva Samaroh & Sarngadeva Prasang which will include series of seminars at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi and concerts at Habitat Center, Lodhi Road. Sarngadeva was a 13th-century Indian musicologist and the author of the classical Sanskrit text on music, the Sangeet Ratnakar. The treatise is considered by many to be the most important work after Bharata’s Natya Shastra. Its span includes vocal and instrumental music, as well as dance. Sarngadeva is said to have composed his work in what is now called Aurangabad.

MAHAGAMI GURUKUL is a cultural initiative at Aurangabad which has been conceived and headed by Parwati Dutta, and is dedicated to the propagation and teaching of Indian culture for the last 20 years. For the last 6 years, it has also organised an annual festival that includes seminars, performances and interactions around Sarngadeva’s work that aims to establish a dialogue between the written, oral and performing traditions. This comes to Delhi for the first time in association with Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and Habitat Center.
The schedule:
27 & 28 Feb 2016, 10.30am to 1pm
At: Sannidhi, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi
(Observers & artists are welcome to participate in process-oriented workshop and interaction with scholars from 2pm to 4pm)

Dr. Urmila Sharma, Varanasi - Philosophical aspect of Sangeet Ratnakar
Vidwan Nand Kumar, Mysore - Prabandhas in Sangeet Ratnakar
Dr. Ritwik Sanyal, Varanasi - Dhrupad Tradition & Sangeet Ratnakar
Dr. Karuna Vijayendra, Bengaluru - Nartan Adhyay of Sangeet Ratnakar with special focus on Desi Karanas

Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan will be conferred the SARNGADEVA SAMMAN on this occasion

7 pm to 8.30pm, Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
29 Feb, 7 pm
Odissi - Guru Madhavi Mudgal & disciples, Delhi

1 March, 7 pm
Kathak - Parwati Dutta & MAHAGAMI Ensemble, Aurangabad

SARNGADEVA SAMAROH is organized by Mahagami every year in the land where the great musicologist Sarngadeva created the treatise SANGEET RATNAKAR with an aim to re-connect with the glorious cultural past of this region and to establish the relevance of the text with present day performing arts. The festival comprises of performances by renowned artists as well as established thinker-artists with focus on the Sangeet Ratnakar and other ancient traditions. Many scholars, gurus and musicologists present research papers and give lecture demonstrations highlighting various aspects of Sangeet Ratnakar in respect to each form of music. The festival caters to the artistic and academic quests of rasikas of music and dance. Students, researchers, teachers of any stream of Indian art will benefit from the seminar, lec-dems and evening performances. This is of great academic and archival value and is an important landmark in the field of research on music texts.