Also called the Rajgir Mahotsav, Rajgir Dance festival is a celebration of classical dance and music that takes every year with great enthusiasm at Rajgir in the state of Bihar. Rajgir, once the capital of the Magadhan Empire plays host to this amazing event in the last week of October (generally from October 24th to 26th) for three days. The event is organized by the Department of Tourism, Bihar for the promotion of the rich cultural classical and folk dances of India. Popular celebrities and dance lovers from all around the country visit this event.
Formerly known as Rajgriha, Rajgir was the capital of the Magadhan Empire in the ancient times. Surrounded by 7 hills, the place has a great charm and a calm atmosphere. Known for its religious importance, Rajgir bustles with tourist and visitor activity every year in the October, for the colorful Rajgir Dance Festival, dedicated to dance and music. It is a presentation of striking musical instruments, ballet, songs, folk dances, opera, classical dances and much more that are performed by maestros.
Celebration of Rajgir Dance Festival
A well-known dance festival, Rajgir Mahotsav is like an extravagant carnival of dance and music filling the whole place creative energy. Full of action, the dance festival consists of devotional music, instrumental music along with opera style music coupled with different kinds of folk dance forms, classical dance forms, and impressive ballets. If dance is really your passion, then Rajgir Dance Festival is the place for you to be. Famed dancers, musicians and singers from all over the country participate in the festival and give enthralling performances and thus the festival receives spectators from all around the world.
The festival is also seen as a platform that offers great scope to future performers who wish to take the legacy of Indian dance and music to great heights. Madhavi Mudgal, Hema Malini, Shovna Narayan, Sonal Man Singh, , Leela Samson, Madhumita Roy, Anand Shankar, Madhukar Anand, Swapna Sundari, Nalini-Kamalini are some of the famous performers.