Gwalior Entertainment

There are various sources of Gwalior entertainment like festivals, sports, music, dance and poetry. All these sources are major segments of the art and culture of the city.

A very important part of the entertainment sector of Gwalior is the various kinds of festivals that are held here. The major Indian festivals like Holi, Diwali, Makara Sankranti, Rakhi and Eid-ul-Fitr are celebrated here. Some other regional festivals of the region are Ahilya Utsav, Nag-Panchmi, Ganesh Utsav, Dussehara, Garba or Navratri Utsav and Durga Puja. The modern day celebrations like Rose Day, Valentine's Day and New Year are also fast becoming a part of the entertainment business of Gwalior.

The folk dances of the region are a major segment of Gwalior entertainment business. The various folk dances practiced here are Ahiri Dance, Dul-Dul Ghori dance, Lur dance, Lanhgi dance and Yadav or Baredi dance.

The folk poetry of Gwalior is quite popular in the region. Two very well known Gwalior poets are Ghag and Jagnik. The main musical instruments of the place are Dholak, Mradang, Ramtula, Manzira, Dhapli and Jhanz.

The radio stations of the city are an integral part of the entertainment world of Gwalior. Two major radio stations of the place are All India Radio or Akashvani Gwalior and My FM. The frequency of the former one is 1386 kHz and that of the latter is 94.3 MHz.

The people who live in the city take part in a lot of sports activities. A major sports stadium that is located in the region. The name of this stadium is Roop Singh Stadium. This stadium has been named after Roop Singh, a famous hockey player. Many important one day cricket matches have been held here.

Last Updated on 16th Oct 2012