The prestigious sites of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur and the Ahhichatragarh Fort in Nagaur open their doors to an extraordinary sacred and historical musical journey. For the 10th year in a row, the Mehrangarh Museum Trust will enchant the music aficionados of India with World Sacred Spirit Festival (WSSF). Known to present the most beautiful of sacred traditions from the Orient, the East and Africa, WSSF will take a step further in enchanting its guests with an impressive line-up of artists in a stunning royal setting.

“The festival started as a celebration to mark the UNESCO World Heritage Award for conservation at the Ahhichatragarh Fort of Nagaur. It is rewarding and satisfying that this will be 10th edition of the festival. The festival which aims solely at conservation and continuation of Sufi/Sacred traditions of India and the World has been a successful and "soulful" experience for national and international audiences. The festival is a pioneering effort in Cultural Conservation and Music Tourism in India. The festival has been carefully curated by my daughter Princess Shivranjani Rajye, our festival Director Alain Weber and Alexandra De Cadaval and Mehrangarh Museum Trust Director Kr Karni Singh Jasol for a decade now. The most satisfying experience is that the festival has inspired many new and diverse music festivals across India; it has manifested itself as a guiding light and thereby enabling larger cultural conservation of our dying sacred arts and music traditions.”   -   His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur

Lit by the sparkling incandescence of a thousand candles, magnificent, inherited and spiritual arts will carry you to the very origin of a tradition linked to those pilgrims of the past, travelers of the spirit, who brought to civilisation a sense of inspiration and meaning. This year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival, it will commence at the Toorji Step Well Square at the Old City of Jodhpur with sound and light scenography at this exceptional venue combining different artists from the festival

Some of the star attractions to set enchant the audience are as follows:

Ø  Irshad Khan

Ø  Parvathy Baul and Mehdi Nassouli

Ø  Issa Murad, Rishab Prasanna, Zuheb Ahmad Khan from Palestine

Ø  Prem Joshua

Ø  Lingling Yu from China

Ø  Sahar Mohammadi from Iran

Ø  Pelva Naik

Ø  Samuel Cattiau, Quentin Dujardin

Ø  Amjad Ali Khan

When & Where: Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, February 17-19, 2017

Format: Tickets available on The full festival pass is for INR 8000/- and single day festival pass for INR 4500/-.

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About Mehrangarh Museum Trust:

Mehrangarh Museum Trust is India's leading cultural institution and centre of excellence, established in 1972 by the 36th Custodian of Marwar- Jodhpur; H. H. Maharaja Gaj Singh II, who brought the fort alive to visitors.

Today Mehrangarh Museum has a unique importance as a repository of the artistic and cultural history of the large areas of Central Rajasthan and Marwar-Jodhpur, ruled by the Rathore Dynasty. Apart from the Museum, the Trust is at the forefront of conservation and restoration, a generous patron of the arts and music and a lively centre of academic study.

The Mehrangarh Museum Trust’s commitment and perseverance towards the conservation and rehabilitation of the Fort sets a unique example in the field of Historic rehabilitation. Mehrangarh Museum Trust is a recipient of the UNESCO ASIA-PACIFIC Award in the field of architectural conservation, cultural heritage and adaptive reuse, Award of Distinction by UNESCO in 2005, Fassa Bortolo Italy in 2011 and Hadrian Award in 2006 by World Monuments Fund.  Ahichatragarh Fort, Nagaur managed by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust was recently shortlisted for the famous Aga Khan Award for Architecture