Bhubaneswar: With the spring setting in, the famous Rajarani temple vibrated with the symphony of enchanting Indian classical music presented by the noted artistes of National and International repute on the inaugural evening of the three-day festival on Wednesday.
First Evening of Rajarani Music Festival
Hindustani Vocal by Padma Sri Award Winner Ustad Rashid Khan, Kolkata
Mohan Veena by Grammy-winning Hindustani classical musician Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, New Delhi
Second Evening of Rajarani Music Festival
Odissi Vocal by Rupak Kumar Parida, Bhubaneswar
Hindustani Vocal by Suresh Wadekar, Mumbai
Third Evening of Rajarani Music Festival
Violin Recital by Padmabhushan Dr. N.Rajam, Mumbai
The flower-bedecked stage created an allegory of Darbari Gayan against the backdrop of the temple, which is without a presiding deity. The fairy-lights on trees, the manicured garden, flower beds, and Pipli appliqué-work lanterns decorating the pathways in the soothing chill of the misty winter made for a magical music experience.
Music lovers, seen during the event
On behalf of Department of Tourism & Culture, Government of Odisha, the Odisha Sangeet Natak Academi organises this unique festival of classical music on the lush green ambience in the precinct of the magnificent Rajarani Temple. The festival will conclude on January 20, 2017.