Teen Prahar, literally means three quadrants. As per the Hindustani classical music tradition the 24 hours of the day are divided into 8 quadrants of 3 hours each and there are specific ragas for each of the periods. There are certain melodies that appeal to us more in the early hours of the morning, while others cater to the mystique of the twilight hours. Hence the time cycle of ragas. In the present day scenario where most of the concerts take place in the night, Teen Prahar is an endeavor to cover at least 3 quadrants so that the music lovers get to enjoy ragas which are not common on the night concert platforms.
Originally started as a day-long festival a decade ago, Teen Prahar is now a 5 hour festival that is presented in 2 cities. Essentially, it is a platform to encourage the best of young, lesser known talents as well as rare, near extinct instruments, forms and styles. It also features maestros in the making and one maestro for the finale of the evening.
Cities: Mumbai and Delhi
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