Swarangna Lalit Kala Kendra


The Swarangna Lalit Kala Kendra promotes Indian classical music in Varanasi.  Aside from promoting concerts, the organization is devoted to the teaching of Kajari and Thumri singing styles.

Manager: Surendra (Sheelu) Mishra

Mob. 9415360447

Amrit Vinayak Ganesh Mandir Indian Classical Music Society


Date: Every Tuesday Night

Time: 7:30pm

Place: Amrit Vinayak Ganesh Mandir, Ganesh Ghat, Varanasi

Organizer: Sandeep Saraswat (Mob. 9839040947, 9044817647)

Every Tuesday night an Indian classical music concert is held at the Ganesh ghat temple.  Most artists are from Varanasi. Entrance is free and guests are welcome.

Kashi Sangeet Samaj


Kashi Sangeet Samah is Varanasi's oldest performing arts society.  It is headed by Krishna Kumar Rastogi.

Tel: 09936441010



Navrang is an Indian classcial music society based in Varanasi and headed by Rajendra Prasad Beri.  To contact Mr. Beri, please note the information below.

Rajendra Prasad Beri

C-21/30, A-B Pishachmochan

Varanasi, 221010

Ph: 0542-2421168

Mob. 09415303138

India Council for Cultural Relations


The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is a central government initiative to support Indian arts.  The regional officer for the ICCR, Anurag Singh, is based at Banaras Hindu University.  To contact the ICCR for upcoming events or questions, please note the below information.

Anurag Singh

International Centre

C-3/3, Tagore House, B.H.U.

Varanasi, 221005

Ph: 0542-2368631


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Sangeet Parishad


The organization “Sangeet Parishad” has been serving the cause of Indian music in the city of Varanasi since 1942. It is serving the society with following objectives:

  • To promote and popularize classical, semi-classical and folk music,
    literature & fine arts.
  • To establish and manage institutes; organize programs, cultural events,
    competition, publish books, magazines, electronic instruments for promotion
    of above
  • To encourage new artists
  • To help deserving talented and economically weak artisans

Contact Person: Vinod Agnihotri (Gen. Secretary). Mob: 9839039793.

Address: D-55 / 130, Aurangabad, Varanasi - 221010, India.

Phone: 0542-2411739

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website: www.sangeetparishadkashi.org

Kala Prakash


Kala Prakash is open to anyone who has a love for Indian performing arts.  You can attend for free on a trial basis or pay rupees 800 yearly for a membership.  Kala Prakash hosts artists from Varanasi as well as those living in other cities.  Venues vary from auditoriums in the summer months to private grounds in the winter months.  Ashok Kapoor's hobby and love is Indian classical music.  He has a gift for hospitality which can be seen during the events as he helps people find seats or introduces an artists.  As a previous president of the Indian American business club of Varanasi, Ashok speaks fluent English.  So give him a call and find out when and where the next concert will be held.  You are sure to enjoy it!

Kala Prakash
President: Ashok Kapoor
Cell Phone: 9839150160