This festival is celebrated at the hub of music, dance and its forms, Raigarh. This city of Chhattisgarh has made its own identity due to the birth of a few known musicians and artists on its land. Speaking of the Chakradhar Samaroh, Maharaja Chakradhar is the name after whom this festival is celebrated each year. He was an unforgettable musician and a skilled dancer as well as the former king of Raigarh. The festival is organized by the culture department of Madhya Pradesh government and is one of the most awaited events of the year for musicians, and dancers from across the country.
Chakradhar festival is an incredible festival which is a melting pot of multiple Indian art forms, including music and dance. Participants can expect sitarists, tabla players, vocalists, classical singers, folk singers, kathak, Oddisi, and Bharatnatyam dancers, and poets all under one roof. This mega event is a feast for art lovers, a vibrant tribute to a gifted artist and is an opportunity to revive the lost charm of all Indian art forms, especially music.
The festival of Chakradhar is commemorated in the memory of the patron and is a great platform for people from all across the country to showcase their talent. The music festival happens at the time of Ganesh Chaturthi every year which falls roughly around September or October. This year, the festival is scheduled from 13th to 22nd September, so mark the dates and be a part of this music and dance feast.
Musicians who perform on different instruments and are from diverse genres are expected to grace the festival with their presence. Santoor maestro Pandit Bhajan Sopori, popular Qawwali Warsi Brothers, Sufi Singers Akhtar Brothers, classical vocalists, sitarists have been to the festival and all of these and more artists of this stature are expected to take part in the festival this year too. It certainly is going to be a great experience to watch them perform, isn't it?
By Air: Raigarh does not have frequent flights from other parts of the country, thus the overall connectivity via flights is not that good. It is advised to plan your trip either by road or train networks. However, if you still plan to reach via flight then for that it would be best to take a plane to Raipur airport which is considerably well-connected with other cities like Delhi, Pune, Bangaluru, and Kolkata.
By Rail: The city is well-connected to the rest of the country via railway lines and has trains coming in from all major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc. One can get down at either RIG (Raigarh) or DAO (Daghora) railway station and further travel in a bus, cab or an auto-rickshaw to reach their booked hotel or any other destination.
By Road: You can also opt for buses or private transport to reach the city. Yes, as the city of Raigarh has good and well-maintained connectivity via road networks to major cities such as Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune, etc. From these places, you will need to cover an approximate distance of 1,323km, 1,625km, 1,033km, 1,470km and 1,244km respectively. And it will take you around 24 hours to reach Raigarh from these mentioned places. For traveling around, you will have to take NH-19, NH-44 or NH-53 depending upon your location.
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13- 22 September 2019
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