Photographer:© Yann Pitchal | Traditional singing Photographer:© Yann Pitchal | Manganiar Singers Photographer:© Yann Pitchal | Colors of Rajastan
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Manganiar Singers

At Ramayana Festival in Adhishakti we had a rare opportunity to hear also Manganiar Singers, Manganiars as a professional musician community depend almost entirely on the income derived from their singing within a larger patronage system. In the Manganirar repertoire, the Ram bhajans are generally sung for patrons on the occasion of a marriage or for other ritual occasions. Most of their patrons are Hindu, notably from the Rajput community, even thought they have Muslim patrons as well.