“Music is the purest form of art…therefore true poets, they who are seers, seek to express the universe in terms of music. The singer has everything within him. The notes come out from his very life” – Rabindranath Tagore
Manjari is a Sanskrit word that refers to the first, new leaves of Spring. In christening this school after manjari, we intended to characterize music students as budding artists. Manjari depicts a young musician’s growing appreciation for classical music, their progressive knowledge of tune and beat, and developing voice, ear, and respect for music. As is apparent by this description, Manjari School of Performing Arts is an institution that is all about its students and believes in them as future musicians and music lovers.
Manjarians are the students of Sharmila Pinki Ghoshal, who is the senior disciple of Panita Girija Devi.
“We are honored to be a part of a Benaras Gharana legacy. Playing our roles in a new generation of musicians, under our Guru, allows us to respect the tradition of sharing and learning music, as well as the genius of our Par Guru, Pandita Girija Devi. She is a famous, respected singer of Benaras Gharana, a doyen of classical music, also known as the “Queen of Thumri“