Discover The Music And Mysticism Of Poet Kabir

Discover The Music And Mysticism Of Poet Kabir
Kabir cafe, Photo Credit: Mahindra Kabira Festival

Immersed in music, art and dance, Varanasi’s Mahindra Kabira Festival is a treat to the senses

OT Staff
September 10 , 2019
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The life and legend of poet Kabir has always been surrounded by a wave of mysticism. To celebrate his contribution to the world of literature, the Mahindra Kabira Festival is back with its fourth edition. The festival will be held between 22nd – 24th November, 2019. Every year during the month of November, the city of Varanasi comes alive to celebrate the works and teachings of the poet.

The two day programme will include music sessions by leading artistes, literature sessions, discourses, curated walks, boat rides along the river Ganges and an array of local cuisine. The aim is to reach as many people as possible with Kabir’s preachings of ‘oneness in diversity’. This year’s line up will include riveting performances, taking place at the Shivala and Guleria Ghats, by Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe, Neeraj Mishra, Ujwal Nagar and veteran artists like Om Prakash Nayak, Shabnam Virmani and noted Sarangi player Ustad Kamal Sabri. The festival this year will also be graced by three time Grammy nominee Pandit Ajay Shankar Prasanna, who will be performing a collaborative ‘flute symphony’ with other eminent artistes.


The Mahindra Kabira Festival till now has witnessed performances by some of the most popular artistes in the country which include the likes of Kailash Kher, Shubha Mudgal , Malini Awasthi, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty among others. This year’s edition also plans to bring in Unity Earth, an international organisation that focuses on realisation of unity and peace on Earth.

With world class performances by musicians and Kabir stalwarts, this festival is not to miss!

When – 22nd – 24th November, 2019

General Entry – Free Registration for morning and evening music performances

Delegate Entry – One-day package (INR 13,000), Two-day package (INR 25,000)

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