The Tansen Sangeet Sammelan, or the Tansen Music Festival, is organised annually to celebrate and commemorate the memory of one of the most notable artists in Indian History, Tansen. Also known as Miyan Tansen, he was one of the navratna or Nine Gems of Akbar’s Court. This four-day music festival attracts musicians and artists from far and wide areas. This event is organised near Tansen’s tomb. Tansen Samaroh is hosted by the Ustad Alauddin Khana Kala Evam Sangeet Academy. Pan-India artists render instrumental and vocal performances. 

If you have ears for classical music or are a music aficionado, add this event to your wishlist and lose yourself to soulful melodies. Check out the information about this amazing music festival held in Gwalior!

Tansen Sangeet Samaroh 2023 - Date, Time, & Venue

The famous Tansen Sangeet Samaroh 2023 is held near the tomb of Tansen at Behat in Gwalior. This event is organised every year in December. This 4-5 day festival attracts music lovers from all over the country. Watch the alluring display of music art forms and learn more about our country's rich cultural legacy. Entry to the event is free but through passes only. 

Tansen Music Festival History

The Tansen Music Festival's history dates back more than 90 years. Originally, it was a local festival, but in 1983, BV Keskar took the initiative to make this event nationwide popular. He was the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting from 1952 to 1962. With time, Tansen Music Festival became a popular national music festival in India. The backdrop of Tansen’s Tomb, renowned for its unique early Mughal architectural style, add elegance to the event. It speaks volumes about the rich cultural heritage of Gwalior. Watching celebrated classical singers perform is a spectacular sight that stays in memory for a long time. Huge audiences gather to listen to soulful melodies creating a beautiful ambience. 

Major Attractions of the Tansen Music Festival 2023

Gwalior is known for its rich musical heritage, showcased through vivid events like Tansen Music Festival. This festival perfectly blends heritage, music, and a lovely ambience. It is organised in Gwalior, a city known for its architectural and cultural legacy. Here are some of the major attractions of the Tansen Music Festival, which makes it a spectacular event. 

1. Showcasing Musical Legacy

This festival is about to complete 100 years of celebrating musical legacy. The festival has proven to be the best opportunity to showcase the cultural, historical, and architectural richness of Gwalior. The event hosts noted artists from different genres. These artists showcase their musical talent, enthral their audiences, and pay tribute to Tansen, the legendary musician by their spellbinding performances. 

2. Gamak

A day before the event, Gamak helps create a perfect ambience and euphoric calm. Renowned artists perform Gamak, thereby announcing the beginning of the event with a high note. All performances are held close to the tomb of Tansen in Behat. These performances create a gratifying aura, setting the event's tone for the upcoming days.

3. Musical Ensemble

The event is punctuated with amazing performances by soloists and ensembles from artists all around the world. Musicophiles soak in these performances and can feel reverence towards the performers. A sense of exuberance can be felt at the event listening to music prodigies. 

4. Awards & Accolades

The event culminates with prestigious awards and accolades to budding and promising musicians. Tansen Samman is one of the prestigious awards given to a musician during the event. The Madhya Pradesh culture department gives this award. 

Music lovers, get ready to be a part of this event and lose yourself in the heart-touching melodies created by music maestros.

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How to Reach Gwalior for Tansen Samaroh 2023

Gwalior is a beautiful city known for its rich cultural, historical, and architectural legacy. The city attracts many visitors from all across the country. It is well-connected with different parts of the country through various modes of transport. Have a look at the various modes of transport available to help visitors reach the event venue.

  • Nearest Major City. Gwalior
  • Nearest Airport. Gwalior Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station. Behat Railway Station
  • Distance from Gwalior. 45 km

By Air. Gwalior is well-connected by flights. The Gwalior airport handles flights from different parts of the country. After deboarding, take a taxi or a cab to reach Behat, the venue of Tansen Sangeet Samaroh.

  • Distance from Gwalior Airport. 46 km

By Train. The nearest railway station to reach Behat is Behat railway station. Take a taxi or a cab to reach the event venue.

  • Distance from Behat Railway Station. 10 km

By Road. Gwalior is well-connected to the major cities of the country. Both state and private buses ply services to Behat. People can travel by their car to reach the venue directly.

  • Distance from Jhansi. 108.1 km
  • Distance from Firozabad. 150.7 km
  • Distance from Agra. 168.9 km
  • Distance from Etawah. 180.5 km
  • Distance from Bharatpur. 199 km
  • Distance from Mathura. 222.7 km
  • Distance from Aligarh. 258.2 km
  • Distance from Delhi. 371.9 km

Frequently Asked Questions About Tansen Music Festival 2023

Ques 1. Where is the Tansen Music Festival celebrated?
Ans 1. The famous Tansen Sangeet Samaroh is held near the tomb of Tansen at Behat in Gwalior. This event is organised every year in December. 

Ques 2. When was Tansen Samaroh 2023 started?
Ans 2. The Tansen Music Festival's history dates back more than 90 years. Originally, it was a local festival, but in 1983, BV Keskar took the initiative to make this event nationwide popular. 


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