Since its establishment in 2001 by Mahesh Babu and Nandini Mahesh, founders of events company Banyan Tree, Ruhaniyat has established itself as not only an annual festival of sufi music, but a celebration of peace and harmony with traditional music from all over the world.
Under normal circumstances, the festival is held in November, but due to the current pandemic, it was postponed. Now, you can catch the festival in a hybrid format live-streamed from the comfort and safety of home, as well as a limited capacity on-ground show at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in Mumbai.
Ruhaniyat is a showcase for the talents of sufi and traditional forms of music. Expect performances by folk singers of various traditions from India and other countries such as Bulgaria, Turkey and Egypt.
The festival will stream digitally from Kolkata, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune. For the full schedule and artist line-up, see here.
Here are the dates for the upcoming stream:
Kolkata on Saturday, March 6 at 6pm
Delhi on Sunday, March 7 at 6pm
You can catch a limited-capacity on-ground concert at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 at 6.15pm.