When surrounded by turmoil and destruction beyond our control the feeling of helpless despair is all engulfing. The mystics used such times to test and enhance the strength of faith in the divine; enhance the strength of love, of compassion, in other words all that is positive, constructive. When a heart reverberates with unconditional pure love and peace, it is bound to echo in another sooner or later. Let our hearts be so full of love that hatred has no space - said the wise one. Let that beat resonate so powerfully that it rides the darkness away... enlightening all that comes its way.

The carriers of that beat, of that light of divine love are back, yet again with Ruhaniyat for the 16th consecutive year.

In Mumbai, beside our Indian carriers of living traditions, this year once again we have two international productions i.e. an Indo–Belgian production (When hearts connect) and an all new edition of the Mystic Pathways series.

The Indo-Belgian production features the Louvat brothers (Steve Louvat, Michel Vrydag & Jeffery Cardey) with Mukhtiyar Ali who specializes in singing the works of Meera and Kabir.

The Mystic Pathways series this year unfolds a fascinating journey from Siberia to Turkey Via Tibet featuring a unique duo called 2 Siberians with Tibetan monks.

In the Indian segment we present for the very first time Banaras ki Rishikayen - a path breaking all girls group that excels in chanting ancient vedic mantras, Sopanam from Kerala, Works of Meera & Kabir, Unsung mystics of Sindhi Saraiki, Shabad and of course, as always, each day will conclude with power packed performances of Qawwali.


After Mumbai, the caravan will travel to Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and so on.

Besides the above mentioned, across the cities Ruhaniyat 2016-17 will also feature Nohon Shumarov from Altai mountains, Mongolia; Mamadou Diabate from Burkina Faso, Singers from Central Asia, and from India we have a long list including Mukhtiyar Ali, Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa, Sawan Khan, Avadhoot Gandhi, Abdul Rashid Hafiz, Prahlad Singh Tipaniya, Parvathy Baul, Ashupreet Kaur and others.

So, Join us, as the immortal words spreading love, harmony and peace come alive. Together, let us absorb and spread the light we so desperately seek.


Schedule for 2016-17
Cities Dates Venue
Mumbai Sat 26th & Sun 27th Nov 2016 Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Delhi Sat 10th Dec 2016 Purana Qila
Bengaluru Sat 17th Dec 2016 Jayamahal Palace Hotel
Hyderabad Sun 18th Dec 2016 Taramati Baradari Amphitheatre
Chennai Sun 05th Feb 2017 Madras Race Club
Pune Sun 12th Feb 2017 Empress Botanical Garden

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