Esplanade Presents


The Magic of Vrindavan

Sukrut Yogesh Gondhalekar

Accompanists: Sachin Bhide and Jasraj Shintre


25 Nov 2022, Fri, 8.15pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

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The performance will consist of four pieces in two raagas:


Performed in Raag Malkauns:

Aisi Dhoom Machai is a piece set to a madhyalay jhaptaal (medium paced rhythmic cycle of 10 beats) where it musically explores how Krishna used to playfully tease the milkmaids (Gopi’s) of Vrindavan with absolute glee, which in turn created a divine atmosphere.


Manga Bharo Mori is a piece from a woman’s perspective describing her agony at the absence of her beloved and how she is waiting for him to come and bestow the sindoor upon her, signifying their marriage and union. The drut teentaal (fast paced 16-beat cycle) signifies an intense longing for the beloved or divine beloved, Krishna.


Performed in Raag Basant:

Phagawa Brij Dekhana is abandish (composition) set in Raag Basant, which signifies the beauty of the monsoon season and its bountifulness. The composition speaks about the eagerness of devotees going to play the festival of Holi in the lands of Vrindavan, eager to see their Krishna and receive his blessings.


Teentaal Tarana is a fast-paced composition where the words are taken from the bols (rhythmic sounds) of Indian percussion instruments, as a way to conclude the exploration of the theme and raag with a crescendo.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Language: Hindi
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Sukrut Yogesh Gondhalekar


Sukrut Yogesh Gondhalekar is a 24-year-old Hindustani vocalist who has been learning Hindustani classical vocal music in the Agra Gharana under the guidance of Guru Shri Ravindra Parchure for the past 10 years at Singapore Temple of Fine Arts (TFA).


During his time in India, Sukrut accompanied his guru on the tanpura at the prestigious Sawai Gandharva Mahotsav in Pune, India, and continues to frequently accompany him for his many performances. He also received training from Shri. Aditya Sharma while in India, passing the Praveshika Poorna Exam (with Distinction) from the Gandharva Mahavidyalay Chandigarh.  


Sukrut has won several competitions and prizes, including the Hindustani Singapore Star Content (2010) and ZeeTv Sur Taal Sangam Competition (2017). In 2015 and 2019, he also performed at SIFAS Kalavaibhavam Festival. Sukrut was a committee member in 2019 for the NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble (NUS IIE), and had the opportunity to perform in many NUS cultural festivals, NUS IIE concerts and external events, a highlight of which was performing in front of the President of Singapore, Madam Halimah Yacob.

Sachin Bhide

Sachine Bhide learned tabla initially in India from the late Shri Khandekar and Ustad Gulam Rasul Khan, and is now continuing his journey in Singapore at Temple of Fine Arts under Shri Nawaz Mirajkar.


Sachin Ji has accompanied many renowned artists in India and Singapore and has also been a part of many productions of TFA including Damru, Taal express, Stree, Antaragni and Bhumi pranam.

Jasraj Shintre

Jasraj Shintre is a self-taught musician who plays quite a few instruments, all thanks to the musical genes that he gets from his classically trained family. His ears were trained in classical music right from his childhood listening to his parents and grandparents do their riyaz (practice). An investment banker by profession, he manages to skilfully strike a balance between his career and his passion for music.


He has accompanied many renowned vocalists on the harmonium, to name a few: Pt Arun Kashalkar in a concert arranged by Maharashtra Mandal Singapore and Singapore Arts Circle, Pandita Mala Ramadorai in two Indian classical concerts—one for the TCS Singapore event and another for Indian High Commission in Singapore—Shri Mahesh Kale in a concert arranged by Maharashtra Mandal Singapore and Singapore Arts Circle, Shri Ravindra Parchure in a series of concerts, Shri Kumar Mardur in a concert arranged by SIFAS (Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society) in 2012, Madhuwanti Bhide in a concert arranged by SIFAS (Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society) and Saylee Talwalkar in a concert arranged by Singapore Classical Music Circle.

Date & Time

25 Nov 2022, Fri


Esplanade Concourse

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