Every year, the time of Aashad Ekadashi is especially auspicious for the devotees of Lord Vitthala. Thousands of devotees throng the holy shrine at Pandharpur, Maharashtra, many of them sing Abhangs continuously as they make their joyous way to the temple town.
"Bolava Vitthal" is a festival of Abhang concerts that happens around this time of Aashada Ekadashi. This festival makes a tour of India,with back to back concerts of Hindustani musicians, mostly classical musicians, and the concerts comprise of only Abhangs. We performed last year for the first time in this festival, and it was a beautiful experience for us.
This year we will be performing in six cities - Belgaum, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Nashik, Pune and Mumbai. We look forward to being part of this festival again!
Details of venue and date:
July 11th at Lokmanya Rangmandir, Konwal Galli, Belgaum at 5.30 PM
July 12th at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore at 6. 30 PM
July 13th at BharatiyaVidya Bhavan, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad at 6.30 PM
July 18th at Kalidas Kala Mandir, near Shalimar Chowk, Nashik at 9 PM
July 19 th at Shanumakhananda Hall, Mumbai at 6 PM
July 20th at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch, Swargate, Pune at 5.30 PM
For information on tickets, the organizer's contact is:
Pancham Nishad Creatives, Mumbai.
Tel: 022-24124750/ 24188494