Bhubaneshwar (Odisha), Jan.20 ANI | 6 months ago

Bhubaneshwar's century-old and famous Rajarani Temple reverberated with the rhythm of Indian classical music by eminent classicists over the weekend.


Bhubaneswar legislator A. Panda said: "The main objective is to promote Odisha's art and culture particularly, and music in particular."

Every year, the Department of Tourism organises this festival beginning from January 18 to 20 in the grounds of the magnificent Rajarani Temple.

The evening started with the Odissi vocal recital programme by an eminent singer.

The music lovers present were deeply engrossed in the superb and impeccable elaboration of different Ragas and musical patterns, clear tonal quality and musical renderings.

A music buff, Nadi, from Portugal, called the festival absolutely wonderful.

"It's absolutely wonderful. I have to admit that in the percussion session, I just loved this tabla. The tabla playing and the indigenous Indian instruments are really exciting," said Nadi.

Each presentation was highly applauded by the people present in the festival.

The atmosphere inside the temple premises was musical and thrilled the music lovers.

The Rajarani Music festival is organised by Odisha Tourism and Development Corporation (OTDC) in association with Odisha Sangeet Natak Academy (OSNA).

The objective of organising the festival is to showcase the cultural heritage of Odisha state and attract more tourists.

(Posted on 21-01-2014)