World Sangeet Tansen festival organized in Madhya Pradesh
3rd Jan, 2022
The 97th edition of the World Sangeet Tansen festival started off in Gwalior on 25th December 2021.
- Mian Tansen (born 1493 or 1506 as Ramtanu Misra – died 1586 or 1589 as Tansen) was a prominent Indian classical music composer, musician and vocalist.
- He is known for a large number of compositions, and also an instrumentalist who popularised and improved the plucked rabab (of Central Asian origin).
- He was among the Navaratnas (nine jewels) at the court of the Mughal Emperor Jalal ud-din Akbar.
- Akbar gave him the title Mian, an honorific, meaning learned man.
The Tansen ceremony
- Every year in December, an annual festival, the Tansen Samaroh, is held in Gwalior to celebrate Tansen.
- The Tansen ceremony was started in the year 1924 during Scindia's reign itself.
- This is the 97th Tansen ceremony.
Key-highlights of 97th ceremony
- The stage of the program has been constructed on the theme of the Siddhanath temple situated in
- Many artists not only from India but also from abroad participate in the music festival.
- The first seven concerts were held at the stage prepared at the mausoleum of Tansen and the tomb of Mohammad Ghaus.
- The eighth concert will be held on the banks of the Jhilmil river, in Behat (Birthplace of Tansen) on December 30.
- The last brief concert will be held at Gwalior Fort on the same day.