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Jahan-e-Khusrau

Venue Humayun Tomb in New Delhi
How to Reach Take an auto or hire a cab or disembark at Central Secretariat Metro Station.
Timing Once in a year, in the month of March, 6 to 10 P.M

Jahan-e-Khusrau festival is organized every year in the month of March after the advent of spring season in Delhi. This is a relatively new festival started in the year 2001 to commemorate the death of famous Sufi poet, Amir Khusrau. Amir Khusrau was a disciple of Hazrat Nizam-ud-Din Auliya, the famous saint of Chisti Sufi sects in India. Amir Khusrau was the man who revolutionized the Sufi poetry and music. He was the inventor of musical instruments such as Tabla and Sitar. He was the one who created the Urdu language and is considered the composer of the majority of Sufi poetry.

This 3-day festival is the brainchild of Muzaffar Ali, the famous movie director and artist. The performers of Sufi composition from all over the world come here to give their performances. Composers from as far as Bukhara, Shiraz and Constantinople have given their performances in the previous version of this festival. Just attend this festival once and we promise that you will be mesmerized with the effect of something as sublime as Sufi music. The main attraction of this festival is the performance by Begum Abida Parveen, the Frank Sinatra of Sufi Music. Her style of singing is unique and sublime. It leaves you in the state of trance.

The festival is conducted in the sprawling campus of historic Humayun Tomb. The ambience of this festival is perfect. Lights, acoustics and sitting arrangements, all are arranged to suit the mood of the audience and performers.