Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tomb of Tansen, Gwalior

Tansen is the father of Hindustani classical music. He was an extraordinarily gifted vocalist, known for a large number of compositions. He was born in the small village near Gwalior. The great Mian Tansen, one of the 'Nine Jewels' of Emperor Akbar's court. At some point, he was disciple for some time to Swami Haridas and later Muhammad Ghaus was spiritual leader. (Click on all the images for bigger picture)

The tomb of Tansen is built in the early Mughal architectural style and is surrounded by lush gardens in typical Mughal style. It is built very next to the tomb of Muhammad Ghaus. When compared with other architectural wonders in this place it is very simple.

Every year a national level music festival is organized here in November/December.

Next day morning we proceeded from Gwalior to our next destination Shivpuri.

Distance: Gwalior ---> Shivpuri 114 kms

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