Vedic Recitations and Haveli Sangeet

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - Saturday, July 9, 2011

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Haveli Sangeet is a tradition of music often considered a precursor to dhrupad. Associated with the Vaishnav movement, it is traditionally sung in temples dedicated to the deity Krishna, including the Srinathji temple at Nathdwara in Rajasthan and the temple dedicated to Sri Govardhan Nath ji in Indore.

The Vedas are an ancient body of texts written in Sanskrit which were considered to contain 'sacred knowledge' handed down over the centuries. They form the fundamental basis for what is now Hinduism, and had a vast influence on philosophies including Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.

Among the most ancient religious texts still in existence, they give a unique view of everyday life in India more than four thousand years ago. Their subject matter is vast and their language as elegant and uplifting as the thoughts contained in them.

Sanskrit scholars from India will recite passages from the Vedas and explain their meaning and validity in the twenty-first century and beyond.

The two groups will be touring together as well as giving separate performances: see below for details. The Vedic scholars will also be performed at the start of Anuradha Paudwal's performance in London's Cadogan Hall on Sunday 10th July 2011.

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Date Time Venue Details
Saturday, June 25, 2011 15:00 Details
Sunday, June 26, 2011 16:30 Workshop 19:00 Recital Details
Monday, June 27, 2011 10:00 Recital Details
Monday, June 27, 2011 19:00 Recital Details
Friday, July 1, 2011 19:30 Details
Saturday, July 2, 2011 19:00 Details
Sunday, July 3, 2011 14:00 Details
Friday, July 8, 2011 11:00 Lecture and 19:30 Recital Details
Saturday, July 9, 2011 16:30 Recital and 19:00 Lecture Details