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Dhruvaa - The Sanskrit Band

09 Years, above 270 concerts, across India.

World’s one and only music band, which is based on India’s oldest own tradition of Vedic–gaan and Stotra–gaan, in Sanskrit language, the mother language, the language of the God. The concept of Dhruvaa is inspired by Bharatmuni (2nd century B.C.), as he described in Natyashastra. Dhruvaa is purely based on Indian classical music with the melody of western music is combinedly called the Fusion. We are representing the soul, the identity of Bharat ie. India. So the music is full of tradition. Whether it’s an inspiring tune or a commitment to present music from the heart, the band members of Dhruvaa - The Sanskrit Band have embraced these traditions while establishing a few of their own since joining back in 2015. In the time that they have been together as an influential Fusion Band, Dr. Sanjay Dwivedi (Founder) have managed to capture the hearts of fans from all over, and rolled out some truly amazing tunes like Bhaj Govindam, Achyutam Keshavam, Madhurashtakam ... 

Dhruvaa is founded by young music composer, singer and sanskrit scholar Dr. Sanjay Dwivedi in 24th January 2015. Dhruvaa were born out of a strong desire to make friendly the moral values of sanskrit for young generation. Sanskrit, which not only a language but it is the soul of Indian philosophy, culture, arts and literature.

The member of band loved the most: playing music for peace, happiness and devotion. Since then, they’ve turned their passion into a success by seamlessly adapting their talents to the musical collective Dhruvaa - a creative whole greater than the sum of it’s parts.

A stylistically unique Fusion Band from day one, the members of Dhruvaa - The Sanskrit Band have been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they’d been together their entire musical careers. Throughout the course of the band’s union, they have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life; performing at a variety of venues, making loads of public appearances, all the while recording new music.

Learn more by exploring the site, and feel free to get in touch with any of your comments and questions.

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Sanjay Dwivedi

The Founder

A person with full of spirit of ‘Bharat’. (spirituality, sanskrit, music, poetry. etc.). He is a practitioner of indian classical music and sanskrit language. He founded world’s first sanskrit music band 'Dhruvaa'. He composed many colours of Indian Poetry in many languages like Sanskrit, Hindi, Awadhi, Braj, Bundeli, Urdu etc. He is the promoter of Indian Culture, Music and Languages. 


Dr. Sanjay Dwivedi has worked on Music in Nāṭyaśāstra for his Ph.D. He has learned Indian Classical Music from Meera V.Rao, under the guruparamparā of Kumar Gandharva, one of the greatest maestros in Classical Indian Music. With his creative genius, he has applied his scholarship in Sanskrit and training in classical music to bring the splendor of Classical Sanskrit poetry to masses. His skillful and imaginative use of modern sophisticated musical  instruments in Dhruvaa - The Sanskrit Music Band as well as his melodious renderings of Sanskrit stotras, songs and ślokas has created a dialogue between tradition and modernity. Sanjay Dwivedi has come forward with a real innovative idea to create a blend of Sanskrit poetry and classical music through the first ever Sanskrit Music Band – Dhruvaa. He has also made an effective use of social and electronic media – Door Darshan, Zee News,YouTube etc. for popularizing Sanskrit through music.  


Sanjay Dwivedi is not only a scholar of Sanskrit, he is a talented singer, music director and organizer of cultural events in which Sanskrit and Music have gone hand in hand together. His performances of Sanskrit stotras and songs of Jayadeva and pieces from classical Sanskrit poetry create a unique aesthetic experience – the Rasāsvāda -- for the connoisseur as well as the common man.


In the field of writing, 03 books has published - Bharatiya Sangitashastra Ki Parampara Evam Natyashastra, Natyashastra – Adhyay 1-2 (Hindi Anuvad Sahit) and Inventory of Sanskrit Scholars.


He has huge experience in versatility in the field of music direction, composing a song, instrument playing like piano-guitar-harmonium-synthesiser-tabla, audio and video production, web designing, event management, social media management, studio sound designing and acoustic treatment,  programming expert in professional softwares like Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro etc.


As Directer, Music director, Composer & Classical Singer

Sanjay Dwivedi has involved in the field of Direction in Sanskrit Theatre across the process of creation like text, pronunciation, improvisation, dialogue, swar-laya-taal-gati of every character of play, musical practices, aalap, kaku prayog etc. He learned the skill of direction from Prof. K.S. Rajendran (National School of Drama, New Delhi) and Dr. Kamal Vashishtha (Natyayan, Gwalior)


Sanjay Dwivedi is also a well known Music Director and Vocalist in the field of Sanskrit classical theatre. He has given Music Direction for the stage performances of many classical Sanskrit plays. He developed a new genre of Sanskrit music to communicate with the audience of Sanskrit theatre. Some of the most popular plays with his music are –

Uttararāmacaritam of Bhavbhūti 

Abhijñānaśākuntalaṁ of Kālidāsa  

Vikrmorvaśīyaṁ of Kālidāsa 

Mālatīmādhavam of Bhavbhūti 

Prasanna – Rāghavam of Jayadeva 

Madhyamavyāyoga of Bhāsa 

Mṛcchhakaṭikam of Śūdraka 

Hāsya-Cūḍāmaṇi of Vatsarāja 

Prabuddha – Rauhiṇeyam 

Vṛṣabhānujā  Naṭikā 

Maśakadhānī of Radhavallabh Tripathi 

Premapīyūṣaṁ of Radhavallabh Tripathi 

Kanupriya of Dharmaveer Bharti (A Musical Poetic Performance) 

Atha Hindi Katha ( The Journey of Hindi) 

Velutampi Dalwa of Vishnukant Shastri 

Pratibha Chamatkar of Azad Mishra


He has composed music for more than 100 Sanskrit Stotras, songs and verses in Sanskrit and has performed them through live concerts across the country to make Sanskrit popular amongst the youth and common people. His Musical compositions of Sanskrit stotras etc have been immensely popular. Some of them are -  


Bhaja Govindam, Adya Shankaracharya, in Raag - Darbari Kanhara.

Acyutāṣṭakaṁ, Ādya Śaṇkracārya, in Raag – Yaman Kalyan

Shiva Tandav Stotra, Ravana, in Raag – Ahir Bhairava.

Madhurashtakam, Vallabhacharya, in Raag – Bhairavi.

Govind Damodar Stotra, Vilwamangalacharya

Narmadashtakam, Adya Shankaracharya

Songs from Gītagovindaṁ, Jayadeva

Nirvaan Shatakam, Adya Shankaracharya

Ganesh Panchratna Stotra, Adya Shankaracharya

Shiva Panchakshara Stotra, Adya Shankaracharya

Verses of Gītadhīvaram, Radhavallabh Tripathi

Artho Hi Kanya, Abhigyanshakuntalam, Kalidas

Tava Na Jāne Hṛdayam, Abhigyanshakuntalam Kalidāsa

Ninādaya Navīnām aye Vāṇi Vīṇām, Janaki Vallabh Shastri. 

Kulgītam of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Ramkaran Sharma

Dhruvaa - The Sanskrit Band 

He has founded Dhruvaa, the first Sanskrit Music Band (Vṛnda) in India in 2015. This band has given performances in more than 270 events of national level in various cities of India. The band is based on India’s oldest own tradition of Stotra–Gaan in Sanskrit, The concept of Dhruvaa is inspired by Bharatmuni (2nd century B.C.), as he described in Natyashastra. Dhruvaa is purely based on Indian classical music with the melody of western music is combindly called the Fusion. Sanskrit stotras like Bhaja Govindam, Narmadāṣṭakaṁ etc. of Ādi Śaṇkarācārya and songs of Jayadeva from his Gītagovindam as rendered by Sanjay Dwivedi and presented under the auspices of Dhruvaa has enthralled the audiences, numbering in many thousands and have made Classical Sanskrit poetry instantly popular amongst the masses.


Dhruvaa, founded by him, is not only the first Sanskrit Music Band in India and the world, it remains till this date the only cultural organisation of its kind.

Kavitavali – A Musical Journey of Indian Poetry 

Kavitavali is another initiative to promote Indian poetry of every language. More than 100 musical compositions, performed live in last 10 years with the classic poetry of our great Poets of India, some of them are – 

Adi Shankaracharya | Vallabhacharya | Kalidas | Bhavbhooti | Jaydev | Mahakavi Soordas | Baba Tulsidas | Kabeer | Nanak | Meera Bai | Raidas | Raheem | Dadu | Brahmanand | Isuri | Padmakar |Bhooshan | Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala' |Mahadevi Varma | Shiv Mangal Singh 'Suman' | Makhanlal Chaturvedi | Dharmveer Bharti | Janki Vallabh Shastri | Radhavallabh Tripathi | Ramkant Shukla | Rajendra Mishra etc.


Some Memorable Sanskrit Music Concerts:

4th Chitra Bharti Film Festival - Bhopal, Uttar Pradesh Divas - Luchnow, Magh Mahotsava - Jaipur, Swar Sudha - Sangeet Natak Academy - Jodhpur, Hriday Drishyam – 5th Edition - Bhopal, Kalidas Samaroh - Ujjain, Rasa Mahotsava – Jodhpur, 39th Foundation Day of Bharat Bhavan - Bhopal, Times Passion Cultural and Heritage Trail - Hindustan Times, Ayuryoga Expo - India Expo Centre, Greater Noida. Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsava - Jabalpur, Young Thinker's Conclave – 19, Guru Purnima - Patanjali Yogpeeth, - Haridwar, Parmarth Niketan - Rishikesh, Sanskriti Kumbh – Prayagraj, Lokmanthan - Bharat Bodh - Ranchi, Madhya Pradesh Sahityotsava, 5th Nadi Mahotasava - Bandrabhan, Apeejay Collage of Fine Arts - Jalandhar, Taigore Theatre - Chandigarh, Kurukshetra University - Kurukshetra, Ekatma Yatra - A Journey of Oneness with Adya Shankaracharya (across Madhya Pradesh), Hindu Adhyatmik Mela - Gaziyabad, Adi Shankaracharya Prakatotsava - Indore, Narmada Seva Yatra at Bhedaghat - Jabalpur, Haryana Sahitya Sangam - Haryana, Keynote Idea Fest, Patrika - Lucknow, Mahamastakabhishek - Kundalpur, Simhastha Mahakumbh - Ujjain, Sanskriti Utsava, World Book Fair - New Delhi, Foundation—Day—Celebration of NCERT - New Delhi etc.


Live Concert live telecasted on Aastha, Sanskar, Satsang & Vedik channel on 16 July 2019 from Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar (U.K.)

Live Concert live telecasted on Aastha, Sanskar, Satsang & Vedik channel on 15 July 2019 from Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar (U.K.)

Live on DD News on 01 Jan 2017

Live on DD News on 31 Dec 2016 at 11:30pm

Interview in Vartavali on DD News on 6 Feb. 2016 at 03:30 pm.

Rang Tarang on DD News on 20 Feb 2016

Vartavali, D.D.News—National, on 28 June 2015.

All India Radio, Bhopal Station, on 18 July 2015.

Sanskrit—Varta, D.D. News—National on 24 Aprail 2015.

Vocal Recital, Live Telecast from Namaskar MP on DD—Madhya Pradesh on 08 Aug. 2014.

Vocal Recital, in Parivaar on DD—Madhya Pradesh on 31 July 2014.

Bhagvadgita Special Programe on Janmashtami, 2012 on FM—Radio Mirchi, Bhopal.


Shanti-Ekta Puraskar by Vishwa Shanti Seva Charitable Trust, Vrindavan (U.P.) on 12 Feb 2016

Best Music Director Award (4 times)

For Music of Prasanna - Rāghavam Sanskrit Play (2012) On at LTG Auditorium, New Delhi.

In 9thSanskrit Natya Mahotsava of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi.

For Music of Prabudha - Rauhiṇeyam Sanskrit Play (2013 ) On 07 Feb 2013 at LTG Auditorium, New Delhi, In 10thSanskrit Natya Mahotsava of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi.

For Music of Vṛṣabhānujā Sanskrit Play (2014)

On 03 Feb 2014 at Hindu Collage, New Delhi

In 11th Sanskrit Natya Mahotsava of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi.

For Music of Premapīyūṣaṁ Sanskrit Play (2017) On 22-24 Nov 2017 at Rsks, Eklavya Campus, Agartala (Tripura) In 15th Sanskrit Natya Mahotsava of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi.

Dr. Harisingh Gour Award

On 26 Nov 2009 by Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (M.P.)

for getting the Highest Marks in Post Graduation Exam of all the Faculty of Arts. 

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