Padmaja delights audience with the magic of her Veena


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal The Vichatra Veena recital by Padmaja Vishwaroop of Gwalior Gharana and her troupe mesmerized the audience at State Tribal Museum. Padmaja is a disciple of Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar. The presentations of Vichatra Veena and Odissi dance marked the Uttaradhikar series of classical performances at the museum. Vishwaroop played ‘Raga Bhoop’ wherein she performed the alaap, jod jhala. She brought along one of the rare instruments of India - Vichitra Veena to fore, while renowned exponent of Odissi Sanchita Bhattacharya and her disciples performed an intricate dance drama. Later she played the traditional tunes and Bandish of Dagar Gharana ‘Shankar Yog Ganesh Vigun Vishnasan Gauri Nandan’. Padmaja filled the venue with the magic of her Veena. She presented ancient music forms of India like Raga Bhopali, Jod Jhala, Dagar and Dhrupad. There was an interesting turn too, when her student Rajat plucked out the ancient raga tunes on guitar along with her. She played it in Taal Sultal. In the accompaniment of Padmaja Vishwaroop along with Rajat Sandeep Gore on guitar, Vinay Binde on Tabla and Jaywant Gaikwad on Pakhawaj accompanied Vishwaroop. Padmaja Vishwaroop was born in Gwalior’s music family. She received the preliminary education of music from Laxmibai Gadgil and Vinayak Rao Phadke, then received the world famous Dhrupad singer Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar. Padmaja Vishwaroop has been conferred with many honors and awards, which have been honored with music art Ratna Award, Pratibha Samman and other musical awards. Later, the Odissi dance by Sanchita Bhataccharya from Calcutta thrilled the viewers. She is the disciple of Guru Maya Dhar Raut.

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