The Mahindra Kabira Way

The second edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival, to be held between 10 – 12 November once again in Varanasi, a city unparalleled for its unique ambience, flavour, soul and history and the birthplace of mystic-poet saint Kabir, will inspire an experience of intangible beauty and musical intensity.

Taking off from the memorable inaugural edition, this year too the festival celebrates the spirit of Kabir and the glorious simplicity of his philosophy and the lyrical aspect of his teachings with a rich, fulfilling two-day musical programme amid the omniscient Ganga twinkling with a thousand lights, ghats bedecked and tinselled for the occasion, pealing temple bells and the call of an ancient city.

This year earthy and powerful notes from the likes of the incomparable Kailash Kher and Shubha Mudgal will wash over you as the evening makes its gentle way. The popular – and low profile - Panditji - will preside over a session of classical music, and equipped with the natural essences of ittr, he will craft a unique mix of the perfume based on the raag being sung by the performing musician.

Thus, at the second Mahindra Kabira, embrace the “Kabir” way of life: soak in the music in our Morning and Evening Programmes, walk the winding alleys feeling the beat of history as you go to the weavers’ gullies and see the stupendous detailing in age-old looms, taste delectable street food in our curated heritage walks, attend the MKF gala reception, slip into a reverie at our afternoon literature sessions, take pre-organised boat rides on little-known routes on the meandering Ganga. Savour the splendid medley of food, ambience and ardour to complete the sumptuous scale of this experience.

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