Banyan Tree Events is a premier cultural organization of India, known for its world class presentations. It works with special focus on discovering and nurturing the rich cultural heritage of rare, traditional performing arts featuring the finest of artists from across India and other countries. We have been in the forefront in creating unique music and dance festivals of international standards for over 18 years now. Some notable examples of our national annual events in India are:
Ruhaniyat - The Largest national Sufi & Mystic Music festival that travels to 10 cities
Barkha Ritu - The biggest all India Monsoon Music festival that travels to 8 cities
Dakshinayan - A treat of Carnatic music (Classical music from south India)
The Splendor of Mastersfeaturing all time greats from India and other countries
Teen Prahar - a day-long unique musical concert with upcoming artists
Ruhaniyat- The Sufi & Mystic Music Festival was conceived by Mahesh Babu, the Managing Director of Banyan Tree Events and Nandini Mahesh, in the year 2001. This festival, which is best described as the call of the soul, is in the 14th year of its existence and travels to 10 cities across India. Since its first edition in Mumbai, it has featured more than 3000 immensely talented carriers of living traditions from remote parts of India and other countries including some very talented musician and Dervishes from Turkey.
Ruhaniyat, the name says it all; indeed it is a soulful event that brings alive the messages of great Sufi saints and Mystics of a bygone era; immortal, inspiring works that talk of total surrender of ego, overcoming hatred, universal brotherhood, peace, harmony and oneness of all creation.
The uniqueness of Ruhaniyat is that most of the artists are real practitioners of Mystic traditions and hence they are able to convey the complex and lofty thoughts in a winsome manner. It is a reminder to every soul to evolve and love unconditionally.
Ruhaniyat In Istanbul:
“Come come wherever you are and wherever you find yourself, from any dark corner or exhausted back bench. Come however you are” - Rumi
Rumi the immortal Sufi saint of Turkey continues to inspire people around the world even today. His teachings became the base for the order of the Mevlevi. Rumi encouraged Sama, listening to music and turning or doing the sacred dance.
Istanbul is a city that has experienced the most amazing spiritual, historical and cultural works by some of the finest poets, sculptors, painters from different parts of the world. Best described as the connecting point of Asia and Europe, it has imbibed the strengths of both the continents. Deeply rooted in the rich cultural values, it is also a warm, welcoming friend to the world.
Hence it is the best suited place where the love for culture and tradition is inherent in the audiences, to present the flagship event Ruhaniyat that talk of universal brotherhood and oneness of all creation.
To present Ruhaniyat beyond Indian Shores
We are open to presenting this festival anywhere in the world to spread the message of Universal Brotherhood, Unconditional Love, Total Surrender of Ego and, Peace.
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For artists who wish to participate in Ruhaniyat anywhere in India
Carriers of various Sufi and Mystic traditions from around the world who would like to participate in Ruhaniyat can send their DVDs/Audio CDs to Banyan Tree Events.