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.
As the works of great masters and mystic troubadours come alive, they remind the listeners of the blissful path of spirituality, of the basic oneness of all creation beyond all man-made divides of class, caste, religion, race, language or nationality. In the process also get created the much needed bridges that ensure these unique aspects of our intangible heritage are nurtured; their carriers’ faith gain an impetus.
More than a concert, Ruhaniyat brings to the audience an experience emerging from the combined power of music and spirituality; opening the hearts and minds. Conceived and curated by Mahesh Babu, Managing Director of Banyan Tree Events, Ruhaniyat is a movement of sorts; a journey towards Peace, Harmony, Universal brotherhood, Love and towards the Self. However more than anything else it connects all who believe in the power of unconditional love, total surrender of ego and unity of all. It rekindles our faith in the ancient wisdom that talked of Vasudhaiva Kutambakam - all universe is one family.
In the opening edition in Mumbai, beside our Indian carriers of living traditions, this year once again we have two international productions i.e. an Indo – Russian production (When hearts connect) and an all new edition of the Mystic Pathways series.
The Indo-Russian production features the Balalaika Ensemble from Voronezh, Russia with Nandesh Umap who specializes in singing the works of the Saints of Maharashtra that have seeped into the folk repertoire through centuries.
Bringing alive the concept of Vasudhaiva Kutambakam will be a first ever Instrumental ensemble featuring musicians from East Africa (Booba Koyate), Russia, Egypt, Azerbaijan and India.
The dancing Dervish of Egypt, the Tannaura will be yet another act from Egypt.
In the India segment we present for the very first time the intriguing story of Siddhar alchemist Bhogar of Palini Hills, Nandesh Umap of Maharashtra who will bring alive Gan, Jaagar, Bharud and Gondhal, Kutchhi and Sindhi compositions, Saraiki by Ismail Para from Kutchh, the immortal works of the mystics of Kashmir by Abdul Rashid Hafiz and of course, both the days the concluding acts will be power packed qawwali performances.
|Mumbai||Sat 25th & Sun 26th November 2017||Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Fort|
|Delhi||Sat 2nd December 2017||Purana Qila|
|Kolkata||Fri 8th December 2017||Tolly Gunge Club, Tolly Gunge|
|Bengaluru||Sat 16th December 2017||Jayamahal Palace Hotel|
|Hyderabad||Sun 17th December 2017||Taramati Baradari Amphitheatre|
|Chennai||Sun 4th February 2018||Madras Race Club|
|Ahmedabad||Fri 9th February 2018||Vastrapur Lake Amphitheater|
|Pune||Sun 11th February 2018||Empress Botanical Garden|
A journey of nearly 2 decades… more than 300 spectacular events…
Over 2000 performers… Best of Superstars… Unheard of rare forms…
Finest of young talents… State-of-the-art auditoria…
800 year old ancient heritage sites… Five Star Ballrooms…
Lush green lawns… Over 50,00,000 eyeballs…
Over 50,00,000 ears… Across India and beyond…
Welcome to Banyan Tree Events!