International Music Centre Ashram

Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: D 33/81, Khalishpura, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-9415987283
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Entertainment, Performance, Family And Kids

Discover more about receiving the fine art of music as a gift. Listen to tabla player Shri Keshava Rao Nayak, and santoor player Sri Shivaji Rao Nayak Kevale. Enrol in music lessons which include the sitar, tabla and flute. Concert completed, you leave with new appreciation for the International Music Centre Ashram.

The tabla is a membranophone percussion instrument which is similar to bongos. It is often used in Hindustani classical music. It is also used in traditional music of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The instrument consists of a pair of hand drums of contrasting sizes and timbres. Playing techniques involves extensive use of the fingers and palms. The heel of the hand is used to apply pressure on the larger drum. The carvings in Bhaja Caves in the state of Maharashtra in India shows a woman playing Tabla. There is another woman performing a dance, and this dates back to 200 BC.

The Indian santoor is an ancient string musical instrument native to Jammu and Kashmir, with origins in Persia. A primeval ancestor of this type of instrument was invented in Mesopotamia (1600-911 BC). The santoor is a trapezoid-shaped hammered dulcimer often made of walnut. It has seventy two string. The santoor is played while sitting in an asana. The santoor is placed on the lap with the broad side closer to the waist. It is played with both hands.

The flute is a family of musical instrument of the woodwind group. A flute is an aerophone or reed less wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. Flutes are the earliest known musical instruments. A flute produces sound when a stream of air directed across a hole in the instrument. This creates a vibration of air at the hole.

Apart from these instruments, the musicians also teach the sitar. There are classical dance tuitions too which cost INR 150 per hour. This centre is tucked away in the winding streets of Bengali Tola, and run by a family of musicians. The ashram hosts performances every Wednesday and Saturday and will leave you enthralled.

  • Performances are held every Saturday and Wednesday evening at 8pm: INR150
  • Upcoming events listings can be found at restaurants in Bengali Tola off of Dashashwamedh road.
  • The building is around 500 years old and the setting is perfect for sitar, tabla and vocals.
  • The musicians play 3 items and explained each one for English speaking tourists.
  • Tea is served at intervals.

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  • International Music Centre Ashram Address: D 33/81, Khalishpura, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
  • International Music Centre Ashram Contact Number: +91-9415987283
  • International Music Centre Ashram Timing: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • International Music Centre Ashram Price: Free
  • Best time to visit International Music Centre Ashram(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit International Music Centre Ashram: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 84.73% of people who visit Varanasi include International Music Centre Ashram in their plan

  • 34.51% of people start their International Music Centre Ashram visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see International Music Centre Ashram

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    • 91-9415987283 is International Music Centre Ashram contact number. You may also call on an this alternate number  91 542 245 2302. 

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