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
Date: Every Tuesday Night
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 Samah is Varanasi's oldest performing arts society. It is headed by Krishna Kumar Rastogi.
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
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.
C-3/3, Tagore House, B.H.U.
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:
Contact Person: Vinod Agnihotri (Gen. Secretary). Mob: 9839039793.
Address: D-55 / 130, Aurangabad, Varanasi - 221010, India.
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!
President: Ashok Kapoor
Cell Phone: 9839150160