Music of Maharashtra

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A Lady Playing the Tanpura, ca. 1735.jpg
A Lady Playing the Tanpura, c. 1735 (Rajasthan)


Media and performance
Music awards
Music festivals
Music media
Nationalistic and patriotic songs
National anthemJana Gana Mana
Regional music

Maharashtra is a state of India. The region's folk heritage includes bharuds, gondhals, Lavanis-(Lavani or Lavni is all about how much emotion your face can propagate into. Mastery is different in this dance form and is Maharashtra's cherished factors which is disappearing rapidly.) Shahiris and Powada. Sharang Dev, a 13th-century composer, was from Maharashtra as well.

One of semi-classical music forms of Maharashtra is " Natya Sangeet " which is a minor version of Musical Opera in western world. Natya Sangeet or Sangeet Natak has almost a 200-year-old tradition in Maharashtra.

Maharashtra has produced more than its fair share of Classical and popular musicians. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, Bhimsen Joshi, Bal Gandharva, Kumar Gandharv, C R Vyas, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Ajay Pohankar, Kishori Amonkar, Vasantrao Deshpande, Jitendra Abhisheki, Shubham Bhatt and other luminaries.

It is also well known for Bollywood based music productions.

Music festivals in the area include Banganga Festival, the Pune Festival, Ellora Festival at Aurangabad, Sangeet Shankar Darbaar at Nanded, Sawai Gandharv Festival at Pune, Latur Festival .