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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The Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Festival takes place at the New English School, Ramanbaug grounds in Tilak Nagar, which is in the heart of Pune city. The bus station and railway station of Shivaji Nagar are approximately 3.0 Km from the venue. You can consider staying in Shivaji Nagar or Budhwar Peth which are not only have multiple accommodation options but also is quite close to the venue and other local attractions.View all hotels
For previous editions of the Sawai Gandharva Bhimsena Mahotsava tickets have been sold at the following outlets in Pune:
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