Venue: Navarathri Mandapam, Fort Palace Complex, Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)

The Navratri Music Festival is a nine day musical fiesta held in the state of Kerala. During these nine days the evenings of Trivandrum are filled with exquisite music and honeyed voices echoing in the atmosphere. This cultural, musical, festive fiesta is a remarkable experience for all visitors. People from all across the country gather here during these nine days to witness some of the best works in the field of music, dance and entertainment.

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The music festival usually features some of the exquisite kritis (compositions) of King Swathi Thirunal, the music maestro and former ruler of Travancore. This cultural fiesta is held every year in the month of September or October. The nine-day music festival is held at the Navarathri Mandapam, a pavilion beautifully decorated with flowers, located inside the East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram.

One can imagine the vivacity of this musical extravaganza as the magic of soulful music combined with sweet fragrance of sandalwood lingering in the air is ecstatic. In addition to the exemplary music styles displayed in the Navratri Music festival, the venue has an indigenous acoustic technology in place. For this purpose, there are earthen pots, which are kept in place by means of coir ropes, with their mouths open down towards the ground. These pots are of different sizes and thickness with their mouths having different measurements. For the purpose of sound reflectors and to prevent echoes, they are kept at different angles

How to Reach


Nearest railway station: Trivandrum, about 1 km away

Nearest airport:
Trivandrum International Airport, about 6 kms away

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