December 18, 2008

Harvallabh Classical Music Mela , Jalandhar - Preparations in Full Swing

Preparations for the 133 rd Classical Musical Congregation, the Harvallabh Sangeet Sammelan are in full swing . This "Sammelan" is a Pride of Jalandhar ,an annual feature which attracts performers from the entire country.

According to Chairman , Venue Committee , Tarun Sharma , this year many audience friendly measures have been introduced .The entire venue ( Pandaal) would be water proof . Seating capacity has been increased to 10,000 , Heaters and mattresses would be put up to combat severe cold .

In the renowned Devi Talab Mandir of Jalandhar , the traditional venue of this " Sammelan ", this time the stage would be put in front of the Bhawan of cave of Mata Vaishno Devi.

Timings have been changed from all night affair to 4.30P.M. to 12.30 night.

For the first time saxophone musical instrument has, also , been included .

The Sammelan would be held from 25 th December to 28 th December.
This year it has been dedicated to Padam Vibhushan Pandit Krishan Maharaj.

Music competitions for Junior and Senior student categories would be held from December 22 to December 24.

The Sammelan was started in 1875 by Baba Harballabh as a mean to pay homage to his guru Tuljagir.

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