Tata Consultancy Services Presents Ruhaniyat - Flagship Festival of Banyan Tree Events

Entertainment | November 15, 2019 | Press Release

Banyan Tree Events Ruhaniyat Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Tata Consultancy Services

Banyan Tree is all set to present Ruhaniyat for the 19th consecutive year covering East, West, South and North India, across all the 8 cities (Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, and Pune).

The only festival of its kind, Ruhaniyat is like a timely reminder of the human capacity to love, to nurture, to guide. It is a reminder of the alikeness of different faiths that becomes a unique binding chord which is so liberating.

The most interesting aspect is that the festival features carriers of living traditions not only from across India but also from around the world. Naturally, it has also become a platform to discover rare forms, new talents and these are then presented in various festivals in different parts of India and beyond.

Over the years Ruhaniyat has discovered and brought on the main stage more than 25 near-extinct forms of the country which has been nothing short of a new lease of life for them.  

Ruhaniyat has also presented musicians from different countries like Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Gambia, Guinea, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal, Turkey and this year we will be adding three new countries to Ruhaniyat family i.e. Spain, Taiwan and Morocco.

The specially curated collaborative series with artists from different countries i.e. When Hearts connect and Mystic Pathways continue to be among the most awaited productions across the country.

More than a concert, Ruhaniyat is an enriching experience emerging from the combined power of music and spirituality; opening the hearts, and minds of all witnessing it. As the works of great masters and mystics come alive, they remind the listeners of the blissful path of spirituality, of the basic oneness of all, beyond the man-made divides of class, caste, religion, race, language or nationality.

The brainchild of Mahesh Babu, Managing Director, Banyan Tree Events, Ruhaniyat is now considered a movement; connecting all who believe in the power of unconditional love, total surrender of ego and unity of all. Today, it is among the most awaited events in India, and according to the audiences it brings peace, calm and joyous serenity. Naturally, the audience and organizers wait with the same eagerness for the festival.

Just as unique as the music are the venues across the country; for instance in Mumbai it is the lawns of the Museum with the ancient building as the majestic backdrop, in Delhi it has been the 800-year-old fort Purana Qila, Chennai has the rustic stables surrounding the open-air arena and in Hyderabad the festival unfolds at the Taramati Baradari, an amphitheater with the ancient Baradari as the backdrop and so on. The finale is always in Pune in a Botanical garden which looks more like an enchanting jungle and the audience and performers are surrounded by 17 ancient Banyan Trees.

Ruhaniyat would not have been able to reach where it is today without the support of Tata Consultancy Services our partners through this journey. They feel just as passionately about the festival and their enthusiasm and wholehearted support towards it are exemplary and this year onwards they are the national partners.

In Mumbai, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya is the partner of several years adding to the grandeur and mystique of the festival. The 19th year journey of Ruhaniyat begins with Mumbai on 23rd & 24th November 2019 and will feature:

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After Mumbai, the Ruhaniyat caravan will travel to Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Ahmedabad with the finale in Pune.

The 19th year journey of Ruhaniyat begins with Mumbai on 23rd & 24th November 2019 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

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