List of Indian classical music festivals
|List of Indian classical|
|Related genres||Indian classical music, Hindustani classical music, Carnatic music, khyal, world music|
|Related events||Classical music festivals, folk festivals, world music festivals|
The following is an incomplete list of Indian classical music festivals, which encapsulates music festivals focused on Indian classical music. The origins of Indian classical music can be found in the Vedas, which are the oldest scriptures in the Hindu tradition dating back to 1500 BC. Indian classical music has also been significantly influenced by, or syncretised with, Indian folk music. There are two divisions in Indian classical music. Hindustani music is mainly found in North India. Carnatic music, from South India, tends to be more rhythmically intensive and structured than Hindustani music. While some festivals such as the Carnatic event Tyagaraja Aradhana (founded in the 1840s) continue to focus on traditional Carnatic classical music, an emergent trend of the past few decades has been that of fusion music, where genres such as khyal and western music are intermixed to appeal to a wider audience.
|Festival name|| 1st
|Tyagaraja Aradhana||1846||India||Tamil Nadu||Thiruvaiyaru|
|Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh||1920||India||Uttar Pradesh||Varanasi|
|Madras Music Season||1927||India||Tamil Nadu||Chennai|
|Kalasagaram Annual Cultural Festival||1967||India||Andhra Pradesh||Secunderabad|
|Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival||1978||United States of America||Ohio||Cleveland|
|Parampara Series – Andhri||1997||India||Telangana||Hyderabad|
|Swathi (Navarathri) Sangeethotsavam||India||Kerala||Thiruvananthapuram|
|Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru||2005||India||Tamil Nadu||Chennai|
- Rama Varma performing at Swathi Sangeethotsavam
- George E. Ruckert, Music in North India: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture, Oxford University Press.
- Ludwig Pesch, The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music, Oxford University Press.
- Kumar, Raj (2003). Essays on Indian Music. Discovery Publishing House. p. 16. ISBN 9788171417193.
- "Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival".
- Media related to Indian classical music festivals at Wikimedia Commons