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Thursday, 25 January, 2018, 10 : 00 AM [IST]

MTDC to attract music & art lovers with 29th edition of the Elephanta Festival this weekend

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) is all set to host the 29th edition of Elephanta Festival, on January 27 and 28, 2018 at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Elephanta Caves. 

Started in 1989, the festival showcases different forms of dance, music and art. Apart from promoting and conserving the cultural heritage, every year festival attracts lots of visitors from across the state. Visitors can enjoy at the event host of activities including treasure hunt, sculpture, paint and others. 

Commenting on the occasion, Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra said, “Elephanta Festival is a celebration of our rich heritage through the eyes of eminent artists from different backgrounds. The 29th edition will also emphasise on our historical inheritance and portray the local traditions. I am confident that this festival will not only offer a sight of quality performance and entertainment to the visitors, but will also pave the path for increasing the visitors’ footfall every year in the state.” 

Jaykumar Rawal, Minister of Tourism & (EGS), Government of Maharashtra said, “I am happy to observe that the ideas and values of our ancestors have been conveyed over the years through these art forms. The artists of each group will interpret the different art forms and will also revive its eternal significance. The Elephanta Festival is the replication of the Maharashtrian culture, with vibrant colours, customs and traditions which depict the diversity of state’s rich culture and legacy.”
 
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