Sarod Ghar

Ustaad Amjad ALi Khan established first ever  museum for music at his ancestral house at Jiwaji Ganj Gwalior where he born and learnt music from his father and great maestro Ustaad Hafiz Ali Khan Sahab from Gwalior. Its a unique institution devoted to promoting Indian classical music, heritage and culture. Under the aegis of Haafiz Ali Khan Memorial Trust,

through this ‘window’ to the past, music lovers can gain a better understanding of the evolution and history of North Indian Classical Music and can get a deeper perspective and insight into the context of the art as it exists today. The aim of establishing Sarod Ghar is to create awareness and respect for classical music, musicians and the variety of instruments of India. The museum houses a collection of old and contemporary instruments, belonging to great and illustrious musicians of the past, on which they pursued their practice. Their immortality is thus enshrined in this institution.

In Sarod Ghar you can watch the impressive collections of Photographs , documents and Musical Instruments of the number of music Maestros all over India .The museum houses a collection of old and contemporary instruments, belonging to great and illustrious musicians of the past, on which they pursued their practice. Their immortality is thus enshrined in Sarod Ghar.

Sarod Ghar is is fulfilling the aim of

  • To document the evolution of East Indian classical music and instruments.
  • To illustrate the rich heritage of Gwalior in the field of classical music.
  • To promote the relevance of the guru-shishya parampara (Teacher-disciple tradition / relationship) in classical music education.
  • To provide a forum and platform for musician and scholars to express their art and views before a discerning audience.
  • The museum has been housed in the ancestral home of Amjad Ali Khan, the renowned sarod Maestro, who donated the property to the trust for this purpose. The house has a colourful history with four generations of Sarod players being born here.
  • The first instruments exhibited were the instruments belonging to his forefathers. The rabab of Ghulam Bandagi Khan Bangash, the Sarods of Nanne Khan, Asghar Ali Khan and Haafiz Ali Khanare part of this collection.

Sarod Ghar is a Holy and Devine Place for all the music lovers across the world and the music lovers all across the country are contributing instruments belonging to The Maetros and Gurus from the past.The Collection now includes the Tanpura of Krishnarao Shankar Pandit, Violin of Allauddin Khan, the Tabla of Ahmed Jaan Thirakwa, Kanthe Maharaj and Kader Bux.Recently a devotee of Music gifted a Sitar to Ustaad Amjad Ali Khan belonging to Ustad Nanhe Khan Sahab.

The entire premises remodeled by one of the followers of Ustad Amjad Ali Mr Endrick Roy . He is an architect by profession and also one of the best Sarod Player. The premises is designed keeping sarod,music and devotion in mind where you will feel the God.The Building has been remodeled based on the traditional building techniques of Gwalior using the local stone craftsmanship. The result is a stunning assimilation of old and new architecture, where the sanctity and purity that resides here has been translated into a composition in stone. In the words of Amjad Ali Khan.”In this building, wherever you look, there is Rhythm and Sound…”

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