The Bharatiya Samagana Sabha’s 11th Annual Music Festival - Vasant Panchami Sangeethotsav is scheduled to be held between January 29, 2020, and February 2, 2020, at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.
The artist’s creation has much been in the form of tones, tunes, melodies and rhythmic patterns that are interwoven in a particular repertoire in accordance with particular seasons, occasions and festivities, shining as a musical piece that creates a pleasing artistic atmosphere, expressing a particular Expression and Rasa. For instance, the cycle of seasons provides events and rituals along with the literary component of music. This gave rise to the concept of seasonal ragas (Ritu-Pradhan Ragas) in Indian music terminology. It prescribes ragas ‘Basant & Bahar’ particularly to be performed in Spring…. The lord of all seasons… “The Rituraj Basant” performed at the spring festival “Vasant Panchami “the ceremonial welcome of the spring season is celebrated on the 5th day of the month of Magh from the Hindu Lunar Calendar.
“Vasant Panchami “the ceremonial welcome of the spring season is celebrated on the 5th day of the month of Magh from the Hindu Lunar Calendar, January 29, 2020. Vasant Panchami commemorates the birth of ‘Saraswatiji’ The goddess of Music, Arts, Knowledge, and Wisdom. While the masses offer prayers and rituals, Indian Classical Musicians celebrate it by rendering various spring ragas to seek her blessings.
Spring is the season of renewed hope, joyousness, colour and festivities. Thus Indian Classical Musicians celebrate Vasant Utsav by rendering a bouquet of spring ragas such as Basant-Bahar, Basant bahar, Bhairav bahar, Lalit bahar, Jaunpuri Bahar, Basant kanhara, Paraj in front of the goddess herself. It is done along with Semi classical and folk genres and many other ragas, wherein the compositions explore the galore and splendor of the Vasant Ritu.