Sarod Ghar



Sarod Ghar is one of the most important tourist attractions in Gwalior. The Sarod Ghar is housed at the residence of Amjad Ali Khan and is owned by Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Memorial Trust. The museum is one of its kind in India and aims at promoting the culture of classical music of India.

The Sarod Ghar houses a number of musical instruments belonging to the classical maestros. The first instruments exhibited at the Sarod Ghar of Gwalior are the instruments belonging to the forefathers of Amjad Ali Khan. The exhibits of the museum include:

  • Sarods of Nanne Khan
  • Rabab belonging to Ghulam Bandagi Khan Bangash

    The instruments belonging to Haafiz Ali Khan and Asghar Ali Khan also form an indelible part of the collection housed at the Sarod Ghar of Gwalior. Besides the musical instruments, the Sarod Ghar in Gwalior also exhibits a rich collection of photographs and documents belonging to the musicians of India.

    The Sarod Ghar was established in Gwalior with a motive to promote classical Indian music. The museum also aims at creating awareness about Indian classical music and musical instruments of India. Some of the objectives of the Sarod Ghar are:
    • To document the evolution of the classical music and the musical instruments of India.
    • To promote the teacher-disciple tradition, known as the Guru-Shishya parampara.
    • To illustrate the classical music of Gwalior.
    • To provide a platform for the up-coming musicians and artists.
    The Sarod Ghar at Gwalior is situated on Hafiz Ali Khan Road, Jiwaji Ganj about 5 or 6 kilometers from the railways station. The museum remains open from 1000 hours to 1700 hours on all days, except Monday.



    Last Updated on 16th Oct 2012

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