किमत्र बहुनोक्तेन शास्त्रकोटि शतेन च ।
दुर्लभा चित्त विश्रान्तिः विना गुरुकृपां परम्।।
Unveiling the Essence of Veena Venu Art Foundation: A Legacy of 122 Years
With a heritage spanning 122 years, Veena Venu Art Foundation proudly carries forward the esteemed musical legacy of Late Pt.Bala Bhau Umdekar a renowned classical vocalist, writer, and guru, served as the court musician of the Gwalior Darbar and founder-director of Chatur Sangeet Mahavidyalay Gwalior . Veena Venu Art Foundation finds its roots in the profound legacy and heartfelt devotion to the eminent vocalist and beloved grandfather of Dr. Radhika Umdekar (Veenasadhika). Veena Venu Art Foundation continues to honor and perpetuate this rich musical heritage.
Guided by founder-director Dr. Radhika Veenasadhika:
Veena Venu Art Foundation is led by the illustrious Dr. Radhika Veenasadhika, the world’s first lady Vichitra Veena player , performing academician, writer, scholar, and Researcher. healer. entrepreneur, Driven by an unwavering dedication, this foundation embraces the profound responsibility of preserving and promoting the opulent heritage of Indian classical music, Indian instruments, arts, and the vibrant tapestry of Indian culture.
Elevating Indian Classical Music:
We are dedicated to organizing mesmerizing concerts, programs, and baithaks that showcase the immense talent of new generations artists, captivating music of renowned artists from the Indian classical music fraternity. These events not only entertain and captivate audiences but also serve as platforms for artistic expression and the promotion of our cultural heritage.
Publishers of Musical Books:
We take immense pride in being publishers of musical books that delve into various aspects of Indian classical music including Musical story books and music books for children and magazine. These meticulously crafted books serve as valuable resources for students, scholars, and music enthusiasts, offering profound insights into the intricacies of raags, compositions, and musical techniques. We actively engage in research and documentation to contribute to the archival preservation of our musical heritage. Through our publications, we strive to bring the timeless wisdom of our musical tradition to a wider audience, ensuring its longevity and appreciation for generations to come.
Pioneering Music Education:
At Veena Venu Art Foundation, we believe in the transformative power of music education. We provide comprehensive musical education to students of all ages, nurturing their skills and fostering a deep understanding of Indian classical music. Our dedicated faculty, with their vast knowledge and expertise, guide students through a structured curriculum that encompasses theory, practice, and performance. Embedded within the core of Veena Venu Art Foundation’s educational fabric lies a resolute commitment to imparting extensive knowledge of Indian music, arts, culture, heritage, and spirituality. Through an immersive curriculum, students embark on a transformative journey, delving into the intricate nuances of the Raag system, unearthing the exquisite secrets of ancient musical traditions, and cultivating a profound appreciation for the intricacies of this timeless art form.
Embracing Tradition and Innovation:
Embracing music theory, composition, and creation, students acquire a vast array of skills and expertise. We seamlessly weave the timeless wisdom of Gurushishya Parampara with innovative teaching methodologies, embracing new-age technology to redefine the landscape of music education. Our approach creates a comprehensive and immersive learning experience, enabling students to delve into the depths of Indian music while embracing the advantages of modern advancements.
Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions:
Our education recognizes the transcendent power of music to illuminate the spirit. Embracing a holistic approach, the foundation encourages students to explore the spiritual dimensions of music, seamlessly integrating meditation, spiritualism, and Indian cultural wisdom into their melodic odyssey. This holistic transformation not only nurtures technical prowess but also fosters emotional and spiritual growth, enabling students to embark on a lifelong voyage of artistic discovery.
To weave a vibrant canvas where the ethereal charm of Indian music, art, and culture harmoniously entwines, igniting passions, nurturing spirits, and enriching communities. Our vision is to create a world where music’s transformative force unites people, cultivating deep appreciation, awareness, and the safeguarding of India’s enduring cultural legacy.
- To elevate the prominence of Indian Classical Vocal Music, Khyal Gayaki, and Dhrupad, nurturing a new generation of virtuosic performers and custodians of these revered traditions.
- To safeguard the rich heritage of rare Indian musical instruments such as Vichitra Veena, Surbahar, Rudra Veena, Sarangi, Israj, Mayuri Veena, Jodi Pakhawaj, and Pakhawaj, ensuring their preservation and passing their legacy to future generations.
- To promote and popularize Indian instruments, including Sitar, Santoor, flute, Tabla, and more, captivating audiences with their enchanting melodies and contributing to the global appreciation of Indian music.
- To provide a nurturing platform for Indian artists, supporting their growth by offering stages, opportunities, and equipping them with essential life skills under the Sankalp mission, enabling them to flourish as ambassadors of Indian music and culture.
- To champion Indian women musicians by organizing concerts, workshops, and creating robust support systems tailored to their unique needs, empowering them to conquer the stage with their extraordinary talents.
- To elevate awareness about the transformative power of Music Therapy and its integral role in individual well-being, incorporating Indian music as a foundational element in people’s lives, ultimately creating a harmonious society.
- To propagate and train in the art of Indian Raag Therapy, harnessing the therapeutic potential of ragas and utilizing their healing vibrations to restore balance and harmony in the lives of individuals.
- To foster a profound appreciation for Indian music, art, and culture among international communities and foreign students, cultivating a global network of cultural exchange and appreciation.
- To establish a comprehensive archival music and book library , as a custodian of invaluable musical treasures, and to disseminate knowledge about Indian music through the publication of daily newsletters, magazines, and newspapers, fostering a deeper understanding and love for this ancient art form.