Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav

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The Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Sangeet Mahotsav, previously known as the Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsavand popularly called Sawai, is an annual Indian Classical music festival held in Pune, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Organized by Arya Sangeet Prasarak Mandal the festival is one of the most prominent and popular Indian Classical music events in the world. The event was started in 1953 by the great Hindustani Classical vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi as a music conference to commemorate the achievements of his guru, the legendary Indian Classical vocalist, Pandit Sawai Gandharva. The festival not only attracts the leading proponents of Indian Classical music from across gharanas (schools) like Gwalior, Agra, Kirana, Jaipur Atrauli and Rampur-Sahaswan but also provides a platform for upcoming music talent. Visit the exciting city of Pune this December and experience the best of Indian Classical music at the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Sangeet Mahotsav!

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Day 1 - 11th December, 2019
Day 2 - 12th December, 2019
Day 3 - 13th December, 2019
Day 4 - 14th December, 2019
Day 5 - 15th December, 2019


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Maharashtriya Mandal Krida Sankul

Mukund Nagar, Pune, India


Ticket info


  • Call on +91-20-25535570 for more ticketing information about the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Sangeet Mahotsav.


  • Daily tickets for the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Sangeet Mahotsav are available at the venue. These tickets will only be for the Indian seating area (Bharatiya Baithak ).


  • Tickets are now sold online, for a limited period, on the official event website.
  • Season pass is the best way to get a chair ticket. Tickets for chairs get over very soon, generally within few hours.

Ticketing office

For previous editions of the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsena Mahotsava tickets have been sold at the following outlets in Pune:

  • Shirish Traders (Kamla Nehru Park)
  • Navdikar Musicals (Kothrud)
  • Dinshaw and Company (Laxmi Road)
  • Behere Bandhu Ambewale (Shanipar)

Inside the venue

Food & Beverages:

  • Vegetarian food and beverages are available at the venue.
  • Visitors have been allowed to bring their own food to the venue in previous editions of the festival.

Schedule Timing

  • Session on Saturday is from 4.00 pm to 12.00 midnight.
  • Other days the sessions are from  4.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
  • Refer here for details.

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