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The first time in the history of Hyderabad, a classical music concert was held at the Buddha statue

Posted on December 12, 2021

  • The Sitara Recital, a morning concert held on Sunday at the city’s proud Buddha statue monument in Hussain Sagar Lake
  • It is a wonderful experience and I hope it will continue: Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Government of Telangana.

For the first time in the history of the city of Hyderabad, a morning public concert “Shubhodayam” was held at Hussain Sagar Lake near the Buddha statue to offer music lovers a unique experience.

Over 230 music lovers attended the concert, including Ms. and Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of Telangana Government; Mr. Anjaneyulu, Director General, Department of Tourism.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jayesh Ranjan said, there are no more words to describe my experience. It is a wonderful experience. It had created beautiful moments for all of us. From parks, the morning concert as a concept is now moved to a historical monument. It was a different event that left a lasting impression on me. I have attended hundreds of concerts. Nothing had created such memorable moments as this. I hope this tradition of morning concerts will continue here in this historic monument for a very long time so that music lovers will continue to be entertained and also promote classical music as well as our great culture, he said. he said and appreciated the Tatva Arts for having conceptualized such a wonderful concert and never seen before.

A couple of visitors from Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai, Gurgaon who happened to be in town and heard about this new concert in a big monument of the same also came and witnessed it.

The Music Unlock series, once a month for one year, will be organized by Tatva Arts in association with the Language and Culture Department of the Telangana government.

Shri Ramprapanna Bhattacharya, performed Sitar’s recital. He was accompanied by Sri Thakur Harijit Singh at the tabla. In his 70-minute performance, he captivated audiences starting at 7:30 a.m. The concert ended at 9 a.m. He started it with Raag Ahir Bhairav ​​and finished with Raag Magdham Bhairavi.

I am very proud to play the Buddha statue here. It’s a proud moment for me. This is a great opportunity for me, said Mr Ramrapannana Bhattacharya.

Music lovers were taken by boat to the Buddha Status for a unique concert. Young to old, teenagers to people at home, remote places in the city like Miyapur, LB Nagar, Ghatkesar, Shamirpet showed up at the concert.

Buddha statue when it was installed on December 1, 1992, it was the tallest Buddha statue in India. It is 17 meters high and weighs 320 tons. It is a monolithic statue carved by 40 sculptures under the direction of Shri Ganapathi Staoathi. He was transported from Raigur on a heavy cart that had 192 wheels and he traveled 60 kilometers. Since then it has been a proud monument to the inhabitants of the Twin Cities but all over India. He attracted many Buddhists to the city. Now a nearby instrumental concert has provided a memorable experience for music lovers. It can be fondly remembered and cherished for a very long time.

Morning concerts as a new concept are the brainchild of art connoisseur Akhilesh Washikar; Gajendra Shewanker, Tabla Guru, the duo are at the origin of Style Tatva. Pritesh Patil, Prashant Sardeshmukh supported Tatva Arts.

They have organized such kind of events in public parks like Melkote Park in Narayanguda, Kondapur Botanical Garden, Indira Park, etc. and others spread happiness and live as a role model for many. They held 18 free morning concerts in various city parks.

Entrance to the concert was free. But, Rs 100 / – per person was collected to cover the cost of the boat to transport music lovers to the venue.

The concert was strictly by invitation only.

Strict COVID protocols and appropriate COVID behavior have been observed. The seats were on the floor only. However, few chairs have been provided for the convenience of the elders.

The Morning Musical Concert in a Public Park is a unique concept offered to walkers to enjoy live music while walking. It doesn’t have a scene. Music lovers sit on the grass or walk and have fun. Now, for the first time, it has been extended to Lake Hussain Sagar.

We have suffered enough over the past year with Corona. If there’s anything people want right now, it’s to feel good and feel good. Medicine heals, but music heals. That’s the idea behind it. It’s a free music concert to listen to and enjoy.

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