Saturday, 8 November 2014

Curtain Raiser for 4th International Sufi Festival India

The curtain raiser for the 4th International Sufi Festival India was held at Al Ikhlas Museum and Gallery, Ajmer.

Chief Guest Dewan & Head of Ajmer Shariff Dargah  Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan inaugurated the event.

Gulsha begum festival director & Chairperson Kamaluddin Charitable Trust said the event was to seek the blessing of the revered Sufi saint of Ajmer shariff dargah as a tradition before the festival travelled in December to New Delhi

The event was followed by Sufi Painting exhibition and a award ceremony.

 Sufi Painting Award was awarded to Artist Vijay Singh Chouhan for his work on Mughal art work

Music award was awarded to Zakki Ali for their contribution from generation towards the Traditional Chishtiya Qawwali. 

The musical concert began with the soothing musical kalaam on sitar by Sitar Maestro Dr sudeep Rai

The mesmerizing voice of Vaishali Rai made the audience swing with chaap tilak and Rang

kathak exponent Manisha gulyani took the audience into a whirling experience with her mind blowing performance

The Traditional Chishtiya Sufi Ensemble of Zakki Ali  created a ambience of divine ecstasy and the audience was in  a state of trance 

Jha Saab of Kala Ankur, Ajay Vikram Singh Rathod ( ex defence Sec. ), Author Bakshish Singh attended the event.

A gala dinner was arranged by the organisers for all the guest 

The event is a presentation by Kamaluddin Charitable Trust and Marwah Studios

4th International Sufi Festival India - Curtain Raiser at Al Ikhlas Museum and Gallery, Ajmer

The curtain raiser for 4th International Sufi Festival India will be held this evening at 6 pm at Al Ikhlas Museum and Gallery, Ajmer
Chief guest:  Deewan & Head of Ajmer Shariff Dargah  Janab Syed Zainul Abedin Ali Khan
(Descendant of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty (R.A))

Sufi Painting exhibition followed by

Sufi Musical Recital – Featuring
1. Sufiana Kalaam on Sitar Sitar Maestro Dr Sudeep Rai (Disciple of Padmabhushan Pt Debu Chaudhuri).
2. HAZIRI – Kathak on Sufi Poetry Kathak Exponent Ms Manisha Gulyani.
3. Kalaam e Khusrau Vaishali Rai
4. Traditional Chishtiya Qawwali Janab Zakir & Zakki Ali.

Sponsored by Kamaluddin Charitable Trust

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Ajmer to host the second Edition of Sufi Festival

Spirituality finds a very different manifestation in the annual festival of the Sufi  culture in Ajmer, Rajasthan.

The second edition of the International Sufi Festival India continues to be  a commemorative fiesta to the honor of the Sufi saint Hazrath Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty. The stunning concepts and symbolic messages merging with the soothing music and dance makes it a must visit..

Ms Gulshaa Begum, Chairperson Divine Abode  is known for her contributions in the field of Sufi Art & Culture and commitment to serve for the social cause through festivals and Art Exhibitions in Ajmer.
Isfi is today Regarded as one of the spectacular event with a strong visual appeal. The Festival is a true crowd puller as thousands of people gather here to be a part of the 7 day event.

The essence of sufism includes the unification of the human soul with the Ultimate through the medium of sufi music. As a result, this mega festival abounds in music and dance performances by the dervishes (ascetic Muslim monk). The harmonious dance and melodious music joins hand to create a sublime atmosphere in the entire air.

Get ready to be a part of a spiritual journey that is superbly rich in artistic value and touch. This unique concept of attaining the divine with music and dance is something that needs to be explored and felt.

Sufi Art Exhibition
Date: 4th to 11th Oct 2012
Time: 11am - 6 pm
Venue: Al Ikhlas Gallery
Place: Ajmer, India

Sufi Musical Concert 
Date: 5th to 11th Oct 2012
Time: 6 - 9  pm
Place: Ajmer, India

All entry to the events will be free. Kindly carry your ID Card along with you.

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