Odisha's annual musical soiree features artistes from across the country at the Rajarani Music Festival, organized by the Odisha Tourism Department and Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi. The three-day long celebration of classical music is a unique treat for connoisseurs of classical music.
Staged in the soul stirring and awe inspiring compound of the magnificent 11th Century temple, the charm of the concert is unmatched. Vibrant recitals by eminent artists make for an unforgettable experience, making the festival a much sought after event for visitors to Odisha from across the globe.
The performances are designed to touch every aspect of classical Indian music, be it the sonorous instruments unique to India or the mellifluous genres of vocals in Hindustani, Carnatic, Sufi or even Odisha's home grown classical music form Odissi.
The music festival features star artistes every year and reputed names like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan to name a few, have graced the soulful music festival.
The festival falls back to the age old tradition of music being the cornerstone of spirituality. The festival over the years has helped the city emerge as a top classical music destination backed by the enthusiastic response from connoisseurs.
Soaking in the music with the spiritual ambience of the architectural marvel, visitors can best experience the festival by taking a tour of the stunning sculptures of the Rajarani temple. The scenic garden, trees decorated with Pipili applique lamps, pigeons clamouring from the temple top along with the soulful renditions by the doyens of Indian Classical music uplift you and transport you to a different world altogether.
|Festival Dates||18th Jan - 20th Jan every year|
|Timings||6 PM - 8.30 PM|
|Venue||Rajarani Temple complex|