Ranakpur Festival: A Photo Blog

Ranakpur, a village located in Desuri tehsil near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan celebrated the grand festival of 2012 “The Ranakpur Festival” from 28th November to 01st December, 2012.  Similar to Abhaneri Festival in Jaipur, Unfortunately this festival also could not see the third day of celebration due to the sad demise of Ex Prime Minister of India- Mr. I.K.Gujral.

The Ranakpur festival comprised of holy chanting, cultural programmes and Classical music performances by Pt. Channu Lal Mishra Ji.

Pandit Chhannu Lal Mishra performed Classical Vocal and Bhajans at Sun Temple Ranakpur  on first day. Sun Temple, Ranakpur ready for Pandit Chhannu Lal Mishra ‘s performance of Classical Vocal and Bhajans under the starry sky .

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Pandit Chhannulal Mishra is a Hindustani classical singer from Banaras, a noted exponent of the Kirana gharana of the Hindustani classical music and especially the Khayal and the ‘Purab Ang’ – Thumri. Here’s presenting the music maestro in different moods with his allies ..

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Pandit Chhannu Lal Mishra being felicitated by the Rajasthan Tourism Department Officials. He absolutely mesmerized the audience with his spell binding performance.

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Besides the evening performances,   at 8.00 o’clock in the morning a free jungle safari was also organized for the guests of Ranakpur Festival. Some of the other attractions of this festival were the food and craft bazaar where a great mixture of several cultures and amazing art & craft was seen.

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Day kicked of with the Jungle safari with no further performances in the following day due to the Ex. Prime Minister’s Demise.

Lastly, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Art & Culture Ms Bina Kak and Principal Secretary Tourism Mr Rakesh Srivastava payed tribute to Late Mr I.K.Gujral on November 30th at Sun Temple, Ranakpur.

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