• World Exclusive Directors Cut | Purbayan Chatterjee | Bhajan

    Let's journey back in time to Darbar Festival 2022 when we were graced by the exceptional talents of Purbayan Chatterjee's Solo Performance.

  • Dr Jyotsna Srikanth | Raga Rathipathi Puja

    Dr Jyotsna Srikanth performs Raga Rathipathi Puja at the Darbar Festival 2021.

    Dr Jyotsna Srikanth (violin)
    B C Manjunath (mridangam)
    Prathap Ramachandra (ghatam)
    R N Prakash (kanjira)

  • Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty | Jag Me Jeevat Hi Ko Nat

    In 2006, Darbar presented Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty in an exclusive evening in his semi-classical avatar – a gamut consisting of numerous forms in which the stalwart holds a position of deep respect for his extensive knowledge, experience and authority on the subject.

    In this video, he performs a ...

  • Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty | Prem Mudit Man Se Kaho Ram Ram Naam

    In this vibrant rendition of a traditional Ram bhajan, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty creates moments of ecstasies in an exclusive evening of semi-classical presentations from the Darbar Festival 2006. Apart from his expertise in Hindustani and Carnatic classical repertoires, the acclaimed Pandit Chakra...

  • Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty | Banke Bihari Ko Hamaro Pranam

    In 2006, Darbar presented Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty in an exclusive evening in his semi-classical avatar – a gamut consisting of numerous forms in which the stalwart has deep knowledge, experience and authority. In this video, he performs a Krishna bhajan through which, he pays his tribute to Bhai ...

  • Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty | Kahun Geet Ke Gawaiya

    In 2006, the Darbar Festival featured eminent vocalist Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty in two sessions. The first recital was a pure Hindustani classical presentation. However, the multi-talented Pandit Chakraborty left his audiences asking for more – the second presentation had to be a showcase of his s...

  • Aruna Sairam | Teetha Vitthala Kshetra Vitthala

    Led with vivacity and emotional dynamism by none other than Aruna Sairam, this ensemble delivers the popular abhang, Teertha Vitthala Kshetra Vitthala at the Darbar Festival 2009. Abhang is a devotional song dedicated to Lord Vitthal, an incarnate of Vishnu or Lord Krishna. It is set to Raag Ahir...

  • Indrani Mukherjee | Bhairav

    In the Hindu pantheon of gods, Bhairav is another name for Lord Shiva – the temperamental deity of unprecedented destruction. Shiva is an embodiment of spunk, reserve, might and dramatic fortitude. In addition to these traits, the raga Bhairav is anchored upon undercurrents of desolation and deep...

  • Hari Kumar | Ram Bhajan

    S. Hari Kumar Sivan gives a passionate rendition of this popular bhajan, ‘Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram’ with his 7-stringed electric violin. This soulful rendition sounds stunning not just for the uniqueness of the instrument but the manner in which, he puts its features to their optimal use.


  • Parveen Sultana | Durga Bhajan Bhairavi

    Begum Parveen Sultana gets a standing ovation for her concert at the Darbar festival 2007 after which, upon requests from the audience, she embarks upon this Durga bhajan which has become a favourite of her audiences since years. ‘Bhavani Dayani’ at once brings back nostalgic memories of her rend...

  • Parveen Sultana | Sai Raam Sumiran Karo

    Begum Parveen Sultana’s rendition of this Sai Bhajan is serene and poignant. At the Darbar festival 2007, due to some issues with artist visas, we needed to fill a morning slot in the festival. Begum Sultana did not think twice before consenting when we went to her with the request (as well as a ...

  • Parveen Sultana | Mirabai Bhajan

    The queen of melody performs a heartfelt alaap with splendid ‘murkis’ and lighter ‘gamaks’ before she embarks on this hymn. She introduces elements of devotional fervour, preparing her listeners for this beautiful Mirabai bhajan. She has a penchant for making unexpected turns in the melodic theme...

  • Arati Ankalikar Tikekar | Abhang

    ‘Avagha Rang Ek Zhala’, (all colours blend to become one) is an ‘abhang’ - a genre of spiritual songs composed in the regional languages of south-western India. The lyrics of this abhang are in Marathi, the language of the state of Maharashtra and the composer is Saint Soyarabai, a female asceti...

  • Veena Sahasrabuddhe | Vande Matram

    Vande Mataram is the concluding piece of Veena Sahasrabuddhe’s concert from the Darbar Festival 2010. She inadvertently churns out this soulful melody, stirring the emotions of her audiences and bringing them to tears.

    Vande Mataram (I bow to thee, mother) is the national song of India which was...

  • Arati Ankalikar Tikekar | Mirabai bhajan

    ‘Mhare Ghar Awo Ji Preetam Pyare,’ is a bhajan composed by the 16th century Hindu mystique and poet Mirabai (1498-1546). The lyrics are devotional, imploring Lord Krishna, the Hindu deity who plays the flute, to appear in the devotee’s humble abode. Through prayers, the devotee wishes to dedicate...

  • Kadri Gopalnath | Sai Bhajan

    This is a devotional song, a Sai Bhajan, played by Dr. Kadri Gopalnath as one of the concluding pieces of his concert at the Darbar Festival 2011. He elevates the mood of the concert with this emotive rendition of the hymn, bringing out an excellent team-play from his co-musicians.

    The bhajan is...

  • Ashwini Bhide Deshpande – Kabir Bhajan

    During her performance at the 2009 Darbar Festival, many had tears in their eyes as they listened to this stunning Kabir bhajan.

  • Veena Sahasrabuddhe | Nirguni Bhajan

    Composed by Pandit Kashinath Bodas (1935-1995) on praise of Omkar

    Sahasrabuddhe delivers this concert with the indelible imprint of the Gwalior and Jaipur gharanas while her taankari (rapid notes) have underlying shades of Kirana gharana.

    Veena Sahasrabuddhe (1948-2016) was an esteemed Hindust...

  • Kadri Gopalnath | Kirtana

    Gopalnath performs a popular ‘kirtana’ by Purandara Dasa (1484-1565) leaving his audiences enthralled. The song is set to Raag Sindhu Bhairavi in adi talam. Dr. Gopalnath plays the entire song with brisk improvisations in between. It is a lively composition and sets the stage for yet another devo...