Vrindaban Gurukul, is a priceless living heritage of Indian music that is inimitably built on the foundation of an ancient musical tradition of India – the Guru-shishya parampara. The Gurukul is the home of the Guru (Master) and Kula (his musical family). The sounds and vibrations of the building, established in 2002 and situated in Mumbai are steeped in upholding the highest standards of musical excellence. Built from the patronage received of Sir Ratan Tata Trust, the raison detre of the Gurukul, is nothing short of a feat demonstrating how a rich and invaluable art form of India is being preserved and passed on through generations. Vrindaban Gurukul opened its second abode in 2010 in the resplendent and verdant locales of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
”In my past there is Krishna. In my dreams I dream of recreating a huge college of flutists, a veritable Vrindaban in which students will arrive to learn and study with satchels full of flutes, live in mud huts, eat at a common langar. A modern Vrindaban from which a thousand flutes will ring out each day. For what else is there? When my breath is gone and I cannot play anymore what do I leave behind? Some dedicated students! When you leave nothing behind, you cry at the point of death, but I still dream, I dare to dream that through my students my flute will be left behind as the memory of Krishna.”
- Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, India Today, 28.02.1987