Dr. Varsha is an emerging Santoor Player. She is one of the most brilliant young artists of Santoor. She has polished her art by strenuous training and ‘Riyaz’ and has won appreciation from audience all over the country.


Can you imagine that a woman plays on Santoor which is the most difficult and rare instrument in such a masterly way that the audience feel spell – bound? Yes, Dr. Varsha Agrawal the only woman santoorist of Sufiyana Gharana from India has earned the applause of connoisseurs with my mesmerizing performance not only in India but in many foreign countries.


Having about one hundred and twelve strings in my santoor and imbibing "Meend" "Gamak" etc. in my style creates such a wonderful word of sounds in which the listeners are moved to ectasy. Along with creative novelty in recital on santoor, the "Jugalbandi" on tabla such as "Nok – Jhonk", "Laya – bant", "Ladant – bhidant" and "Sawal – jawab" in the "Sangati" of Pandit Lalit Mahant a disciple of world famous "Tabla" player "Padam Vibhushan Pt. Kishan Maharaj" which creates such an ethereal world of music in which the listeners feel lifted out of themselves.

Dr. Varsha Agrawal & Pt. Lalit Mahant have been performing all over India for various Prestigeous organization such as SPIC MACAY, state convention, Delhi Sangeet Natak Academy, J & K Art & Culture, Sojte Saaj by ICCR, OSHO National Birthday Celebration at Panchkula (Haryana), Vikramotsav, National Programme of Sankalp (Delhi), Sahitya Sangeet Kala Parishad, Uma Sanjhi Mahotsav, S.C.Z.C.C., Rubaru, Anushruti-9, Parangat Mahotsava, Lt. Sri Vasant Rao Deshpandey Smriti Sangeet Samaroh, Nagpur, Prachin Kala Kendra, Akhil Bhartiya Chakradhar Sangeet Samaroh Raigarh, Sur Arpan, Bharat Parva, Raj Bhawan Governor House Madhya Pradesh, Winter Festival, Marwad Festival, Jalsagar Festival, Desert Festival, Dharani Festival, Soorya Festival, Brahmotsav, Nad Lahiri Festival, Tansen Samaroh 2010, Ummed Bhawan Palace , Mewad Festival City Palace Udaipur, Sur Sarita, Jaipur Jawahar Kala Kendra, Sa Ma Pa Sammalen Jammu, Sangeet Shanker Darbar Nanded, Rag Rang Habitet Dehli, Malhar Utsav City Palace Jaipur, Shravan Mahotsav Swar Sudha, Swarlaya, IIM Lucknow, La Martine College, Taj Mahotsav, Parampara Ratna Samaroh, International Woman's Day Festival, S.S. Guha Festival Srm Lucknow, Raag Amir Samaroh, Samvad, ICCR Horizon, Gunizan Sabha, Haridas Sangeet Sammelan, The Jasmine festival of classical Jazz and world music, Indian Food festival - Aman, Indian Food festival on Red Sea Beach, Embassy of India - Abudhabi, Global Village - Dubai, Tarang festival, Embassy of India - Muscat, Indradhanush colours of India-4, Indian social club, Sixty years of India Oman diplomatic relations, 65th anniversary of the Indo-Jordian diplomatic relations, King Abdullah center, Goa Sangeet Sammelan, ETI center Gudgaon, Virasaat 2014, ICMF-2019, Festival of India by Govt. of India at New Mexico, etc.

Both Dr. Varsha Agrawal & Pt. Lalit Mahant have performed abroad at various places like USA, Bannacay, Phoenix, Mauritius, Durban, Lenasia, South Africa, Zurich, Switzerland, Ireland, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat, Dubai, Abudhabi, U.A.E, Ramallah, Palestine, Aman, Jordan, Aquaba, Sallalah, Sohar, East to West Canada at Calgary, Vancouver, Brampton, Toranto, Ontario, New Mexico at Guadalajara, San Luis Potosí, etc. and has received heavy applause.

They have also performed their solo and jugalbandi concerts in India & abroad.

Some memorable concerts played by them:

  • Santoor-Tabla Jugalbandi
  • Santoor-Sitar-Tabla Trio (Jugalbandi)

Concerts to be played very soon:

  • Santoor-Sarangi-Tabla Trio (Jugalbandi)
  • Santoor-Flute-Tabla Trio (Jugalbandi)
  • Santoor-Violin-Tabla Trio (Jugalbandi)

santoor-tabla jugalbandi

Upcoming Events


Latest Albums



Pandit Lalit Mahant
www.santoortabla.com Copyright 2012 | design by access ideas