Krishna Janamashthami Sewa (music concert) by Shri Chandraprakash 



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Alliance Francaise de Delhi (M.L Bhartia Auditorium)

72 Lodhi Estate; New Delhi -110003

Date / Time

Wed. 8 August 2012 // 7 pm onwards


Entry Details

Entry free and open to all on first come first served basis.

Contact Himanshu Verma / / 011-41764054

Dress Code

Dress like Krishna or a gopi.

Bring a matka full of genda!



The monsoon festival of Janamashthami (falling on 10 August this year) celebrates the birth of Shri Krishna, the beloved god of the world, who is in more ways than one, the archetypal monsoon man, with several leelas, stories and anecdotes from his life reminding us of the closest connection between man, nature and the monsoon.

We close the festival on this auspicious occasion, featuring a special Haveli Sangeet raag sewa (ritual offering of music for Krishna) by Chandraprakash ji from Ajmer. Haveli sangeet is a form of devotional music closely allied with Hindustani art music and is sung in temples (havelis) as an offering to Krishna. Haveli Sangeet compositions base themselves on the daily life cycle of Krishna with specific verses to be sung at specific hours for awakening and feeding the lord, and to accompany his other activities through the day. In addition, they also talk of Krishna’s leelas (pastimes) and there are special repertoires associated with specific seasons and festivals.

Chandraprakash ji will present a variety of Haveli Sangeet compositions, including some monsoon related compositions, and those related to the birth festival of Janamashthami. He will be singing the verses of the great Vaishnava saint poets, iconic figures in Indian literature such as Surdas, Kumbhandas, Nand Das and Nagaridas.

Shri Chandraprakash will be accompanied by Krishna Gopal Sharma (Pakhavaj), Sudhir Kumar Bamanya (Sarangi) and Hiralal (Harmonium, vocal support).

The evening will also feature the work of photographer Robyn Beeche.


Images (click to enlarge)

Shri Chandraprakash in concert

Shri Chandraprakash in concert