Trip to Jodhpur :World Sacred Spirit Festival

It’s been a month and a half, and I am still humming those tunes. It was as if a small world of soulful spiritual living, I lived all of it in two and a half days.

My feet still recalls and starts tapping in that same rhythm, the rhythm of drums, dhol, tabla.

And those evening lights and the magnificient fort Mehrangarh, Rajasthan. The splendid view of the entire Jodhpur city covered in blue color and those weird and funny yet believable stories about why Jodhpur is blue. The chirping of birds and a nature walk in Rao Jodha park. There is so much to share and so little space!

This was an experience though that can’t be explained and expressed in words. Feeling that is so close to my heart. It changed the way I look at things at so many different levels. Oh! just so beautiful!

 

What was World Sacred Spirit Festival?

World Sacred Spirit Festival: Sufi and other artists from India and across the globe were invited to showcase their most sacred traditions at Nagaur and Jodhpur, in Rajasthan. There were performances happening one after the another. From morning 7:00am to night 11:30pm and more!

Indian musicians collaborated with people all over the globe and I witnessed some of the best music possible. The events took place in Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada Memorial in Jodhpur and also in Nagaur.

The festival has artists coming from Iran, Egypt, China, Mongolia, Pakistan, India, and many more places. This spiritual festival took me to a journey of soulful music and it bought me so close to myself.

 

When did it happen?

13th – 15th February 2015 in Jodhpur (I visited when it happened in Jodhpur). The lovely festival was for 3 days. Started from morning 7:00am at Jawant Thada  followed by Nature walk at Rao Jodha Park(4). To performances at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodpur, Rajasthan

 

When is it next?

Check out the details here: http://worldsufispiritfestival.org/

 

What are some basic things I should definitely take with me?

Travel Light! (You have to roam around alot, each performance is in a different section inside the fort, but you’ll have to walk from one part to another)

A camera.

A video/audio recorder.

Buy colorful skirts and Dupattas from Jodhpur! (Near the Ghanta Ghar Market, Jodhpur)

A small bag with extra batteries

Power Bank (the performances are back to back with only a lunch break and tea break in the evening. Don’t run out of power!)

You visiting/Contact Card (There are amazing people all around, share contacts and make new friends!)

Want to know more? Let us know, we will be happy to help!

Also, Please check out the part-II of this post to check out images from the event!

 

Places must Visit?

Jaswant Thada Memorial

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Mehrangarh Fort and Museum

Ghanta Ghar Market

Rao Jodha Nature Park

Balsamand Lake

Sardar Market, Girdikot

Panoramic view of Umaid Bhawa Palace, Museum

 

Panoramic View of Jaswant Thada Memorial

Panoramic View of Jaswant Thada Memorial

 

Rao Jodha Nature Park

Mehrangarh in Evening

Evening View from Mehrangarh

Sheesha Mahal, Mehrangarh Museum

A view of the city from Jaswant Thada Memorial

 

 

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