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World Sacred Spirit Festival – Jodhpur 2018

MediaInfoline January 30, 2018

The prestigious sites of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur open their doors to an extraordinary sacred and historical musical journey. For the 11th year in a row, the Mehrangarh Museum Trust will enchant the music aficionados of India with World Sacred Spirit Festival (WSSF). Known to present the most beautiful of sacred traditions from the Orient, the East and Africa, WSSF will take a step further in enchanting its guests with an impressive line-up of artists in a stunning royal setting.

“This year we enter a new decade of organising the World Sacred Spirit Festival. The festival, which started as a celebration to mark the UNESCO World Heritage Award for conservation at the Ahhichatragarh Fort of Nagaur, today has become one of the most coveted music festivals in the world. Over the years, we have noticed the change in demographics with an influx of music travelers from across the globe traveling to Jodhpur to attend this festival. With our efforts to conserve and take forward the sacred traditions of India and the World, we are ecstatic with the response we have received from our festival attendees. It is with the pioneering effort of the festival team, that we are moving progressively forward towards cultural conservation and promoting global music travel in our country,” said His Highness Maharaja Gajsingh II of Marwar- Jodhpur.

To commemorate this year’s edition of the World Sacred Spirit Festival, the Mehrangarh Museum Trust is organizing a candlelight story tale of Pabuji Phad. In the backdrop of the picturesque Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park – the legend of Pabuji would be retold to the audience via 52 panwaras (poetic compositions).

Some of the star attractions to set enchant the audience are as follows:

  • Ariana Vafadari with Haroun Teboul on the ney
  • Madan Gopal Singh
  • Irfan Tufail
  • Haroun Teboul on the ney and tambur
  • Haïg Sarikouyoumdjian Duduk Ensemble
  • Langas and Manganiyar Children With Nawab Khan
  • Arshad Ali Khan and Ojas Adhiya and Milind Tulankar

When & Where: Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, February 15-18, 2018

Format: Tickets available on The full festival pass is for INR 8000/- and single day festival pass for INR 4500/-


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