June 13, 1971 Anthony Mascarenhas The Sunday Times ABDUL BARI had run out of luck. Like thousands of other people in East Bengal, he had made the mistake the fatal mistake-of running within sight of a Pakistani army patrol. He…
The Art of Living hosted a grand symphony of 1200 musicians playing sitar in Delhi, India, November 2008. This event set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of sitarists performing together on one stage.
Brahm Naad, conceived by the Art of Living founder and spiritual guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, has the two-fold purpose of popularizing Indian classical music and epitomizing the unifying power of music to spread the message of peace and harmony.
The music for this enthralling sitar orchestra is based on ancient ragas from the Gandharva Veda, namely Raga Gara, Baageshri and Hansadhwani, which conceptualize the all encompassing love for the Divine.
Sitar exponents from Australia, USA, France, Abu Dhabi and almost all states across India, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi & NCR, among others, were part of this historic ensemble.