Head to the ghats and bylanes of Varanasi from 10th – 12th November, 2017 for the second edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival.
Taking off from a memorable inaugural edition last year, the Mahindra Kabira Festival returns to Varanasi for three days from the 10th to 12th of November 2017 with a sublime celebration of the mystical poet saint Kabir. The festival promises a specially curated experience of the life and works of Kabir, his music and poetry, and the city of Varanasi, his birthplace, unparalleled for its unique ambience, flavour, soul and history.
Conceived by the Mahindra Group and leading performing arts entertainment company, Teamwork Arts, the festival will feature grassroots artistes as well as renowned names such as Bindumalini & Vedanth, Mahesha Ram, Nathoo Lal Solanki, Rashmi Agarwal, Harpreet Singh, and headline performances by the unmatched Kailash Kher and Shubha Mudgal.
Also, specially guided Heritage and Food Walks, curated by expert chroniclers, will unlock the city’s mysteries, and help attendees understand the gentle passion of Kabir’s philosophies. The walks will follow the food trail from the famous Kashi Chaat Bhandar to the little stalls of Kachori Gali behind Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the shops selling pakoras and everything else on Vishwanath Gali. Itinerant musicians will regale the troupe as it makes its way to iconic places like the Kabir Mat, the Sankat Mochan Temple and to the weavers at work translating fantasy into golden reality through their timeless looms.
Evening Music, with headline performances by Shubha Mudgal and Kailash Kher, will mark the culmination of each day at the popular Chhota Nagpur Bageecha and at Assi Ghat after the grand aarti. In an incomparable tableau unique to Varanasi, the musical performances at Assi Ghat will be staged on the river under the stars, facing the ghat where audiences will be seated.
So, get set to be mesemerised by the omniscient Ganga twinkling with a thousand lights from passing boats, ghats bedecked and tinseled for the occasion while you are at the festival!