Gwalior keeps date with music as Tansen fest begins

  • Umesh Singh, Hindustan Times, Gwalior
  • Updated: Dec 13, 2014 21:33 IST

The four-day Tansen Samaroh began amid Hari Katha and Milad recitations near the tomb of the legendry musician at Hazira on Friday morning.

Quite in keeping with the occasion, Santosh Srikant Dholibua Maharaj attired in green coloured silk apron and Gorakh Panthinath turban created a mystical atmosphere by rendering bhajans and teachings of spiritual scholars. Maulana Ekbal also recited a song on the theme of peaceful co-existence and brotherhood.

As part of the custom, a new polyester-sheet (chadar) embroidered with multi-coloured printing on border was laid at Tansen’s tomb by Kamil Hazrat ji.

Close to Tansen’s tomb at Hazira, lay another tomb of Mohd Gaus, who according to some accounts had blessed Makrand Pandey (father of Tansen) for family’s happiness and child’s long life. In the wake of early death of his children in the past, Makrand took recourse to Sufi saint Mohd Gaus’ blessing.

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