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Rajarani Music Festival

Rajarani Music Festival:An important festival of Orissa

Rajarani Music Festival held against the backdrop of the 11th century Rajarani Temple in Bhubaneswar is organized by the Department of Tourism, Orissa in collaboration with other organizations like Bhubaneswar Music Circle, Orissa Sangeet Natak Academy, NALCO and the Union Ministry of Tourism. The temple which is famous for its ornate deula or compass and the statues of eight Dipalakas guarding the eight directions, sets the right stage for hosting the great musical gala. This festival of Orissa festival aims at showcasing the glorious tradition of Indian Classical music. Rajarani Music Festival is characterized by awesome performances by the connoisseurs of Indian classical music. The musical performances that are held here resemble the settings resemble the Darbari Gayans (musical performances in the court of a king). Eminent personalities, consisting of instrumentalists and vocalists, participate enthusiastically in this festival and every year, they give fantastic performances. The festival has been attracting not just the locals, but also tourists. Eminent instrumentalists and vocalists of India have rendered scintillating performance in this festival over the years.

The festival has been an attraction not only to the music lovers but also to the tourists in general.