March 24, 2023

Music Festival on Karuna Didi’s 93rd Birth Anniversary

Devi Karunamayee popularly known as Anna Didi and Karuna Didi in the Ashram was Spiritual musician of Sri Aurobindo Ashram - Delhi Branch. Born on 24th March 1930 in Delhi, joined the Ashram on 20th March 1966 and lived till the 26th of January 2017 till her last breath.

She was a great musician and talented in Kirana Ghirana, a Hindustani classical music form. A great devotee of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo, she was the Founder-Director of Matri Kala Mandir, Mother's School of Fine

Arts, inaugurated on 21st February 1967, with the Mother's Grace. She was the Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Ashram-Delhi Branch.

Music Festival for 3 days in Delhi Ashram marked the celebrations of Karuna Didi's 92nd Birthday, from 24-26th March 2022. Watch the Photos of the celebrations below.

3 day celebrations in Delhi Ashram

24, 25 and 27 March 2023

Karuna Didi’s 93rd Birth Anniversary was observed through a musical homage and remembrance, christened ‘Swaranjali’,on 24, 25 and 27 March 2023 at 7 pm each day in the Meditation Hall.

On 24 March, a musical offering of a classical Bandish in Raag Sohani, and Nirguna bhajans was made by Ms. Savani Mudgal. She was accompanied on harmonium by Shri Chetan Nigam and on tabla by Shri Kharak Singh.

On 25 March, a musical offering of a classical Bandish in Raag Yaman followed by Mother’s bhajans composed by Shri Dilip Kumar Roy, was made by Ms. Sanghamitra Chakraborty. She ended her presentation by singing of Meera bhajans.

On 27 March, Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya began her program with Ganesh Vandana followed by a Bandish in Raag Puria Dhanashree, and subsequently sang an assortment of Meera, Ram, and Kabir bhajans . She was accompanied by Shri Mihir Natta on Tabla, and on harmonium by Dr. Ravi Pal.