times immemorial, has remained the most important medium of
expression of human emotions. Kashmir, Mathura and Varanasi, in
the bygone times, were prominent centers for learning art. Due
to ravages of time all the written evidence regarding the kind,
type and form of music prevalent in Kashmir in the distant past
has perished. Kashmir has been a grand arena of arts. There have
been poets, dancers, writers, dramatists and musicians, who have
attained glory in the literary and art world.
world, Kashmiri Pandits, from time to time, have contributed a
lot to bring music of Kashmir to a more advanced and organized
state. Their achievements have been remarkable and to talk about
these achievements of past, gives a sense of pride and pleasure
- it rejuvenates the spirit. (Source: The Traditional Music of Kashmir
By Dr. Ramesh Kumar)
This website will make an attempt to provide a glimpse into the
wonderful world of Kashmiri Music.