Sanatan Dharma Cultural Center

15311 Pioneer Blvd.,

Norwalk CA 90650



Please Note:

Our foundation will do it's best to create a safe environment for everyone the best we can and ask masks be worn when in close proximity with others. We will follow CDC / City / Venue guidelines in place at the time of the Festival. 


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Festival of Tabla come alive. Donate today!

Ullasini Joy Dholakia & Bharat Maru
Rita & Upendra Patel
Minal & Raju Chollera
Dr. Malini & Dr. Shishir Shah
Deo Foundation
Bhavinder + Manmohan Ahluwalia
Tarla + Praful Patel
Dr. Viral Mehta & Family
Moni & Tarun Sharma
Aruna + Vikram Hatti

Indu Bhavsar & Family

Geeta + Chandrabhushan Rao

Rekha & Gulshan Garg

Shubhamati Bhat

Andy Stuart

Avininash Mirchandani

Kokila & Balvant Gorajia

Neha & Dinesh Thigale

Kailesh Karavadra

Yamuna + Narayan Kadekodi

Parvindar Singh & Family

Paula Rao

Praful & Bharti Patel

Rohini + Ravi Ghate

Dharini + Vishweshwar Dixit

Jyoti & Dr. Vivek Ullal

Atraye Banerjee

Avani + Sharad Gorajia

Kajal + Sunil Mahbubani

Badari Narasihman

Chris Votek

Gauri Aggarwal

Hiren & Shefali Majmudar

Jef Feldman

Joseph Caroll

Lee Kott

Linda Alipurya

Mala Ganguly

Malhar Ambhaikar

Mukesh Bhagani

Bhat Family (India)

Dr. Narendra Parson

Alma + Paul Livingstone

Bharti + Prahlad Chudasama

Deepa + Prasad Upasani

Anupama & Raghavendra Bhat

Rahul Parikh

Anju + Dr. Rajesh Khanijou

Sahil Kotecha

Neeta + Sailesh Patel

Sok King Tng

Ullasini Joy Dholakia

Vidiyasagar Shetty

Vinay Sharma

Yagnesh Dolakia

Mike Dube

Sound & Lighting Sponsor

3D Sounds

Amit & Nishant Kotecha

Decor Sponsor

Sonali Flowers

Aruna Gorajia

Paper products

for lunch & dinner

Anonymous Donor

Tea Time Snacks

Rita & Upendra Patel


Lunch & Dinner

Ullasini Joy Dholakia & Bharat Maru

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The Ravi & Shashi Bellare Arts Foundation

501(c)(3) Charitable Non-Profit Organization

EIN 33-0550765 


The Festival of Tabla™ is today the largest gathering of Indian classical musicians on the west coast and is rapidly becoming a globally recognized landmark for percussive arts as well as the classical traditions of India. The Festival’s focus is to provide an unbiased platform to the new and diverse generation of artists giving them a chance to present authentic tabla solos as well as solos in instrumental, vocal, and dance in front of larger receptive audiences and be able to perform on the same stage as the maestros. Such an opportunity is integral and essential to not only uplift the artists but create a healthy and vibrant sense of community within the realm of Indian Classical Music and Arts. The two day festival is filled with exceptional artists from around the world and the U.S. Come and experience this unique festival and learn about Indian classical music & culture. The Ravi & Shashi Bellare Arts Foundation is at the forefront of preserving this great heritage and presenting it to audiences in California.

"The Festival of Tabla is dedicated to all the great Gurus that I have had the fortune to learn from". - Rupesh


Grand Finale Artist

Saturday July 30, 2022




Tabla Solo

Pandit Omkar Gulvady is one of the most humble and exceptional Grand Master artists who has accompanied virtually every great artist in India and continues to be one of the most sought after vocal accompanists even with the new generation. His illustrious career has spanned more than 7 decades. Omkar's Tabla Solo's have thrilled audiences around the world and students continue to learn from him on a daily basis. We are fortunate to have Omkar Ji amongst us for the Festival of Tabla 2022. Omkar Gulvady is a senior most disciple of the great Pandit Taranath Rao. The below names of whom Omkar Gulvady has accompanied speaks volumes for his mastery on the instrument. This list is only a tip of the iceberg.

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Pt. Mllikarjun Mansur,

Pt. Basavaraj Rajguru,

Pt. Kumar Gandharv,

Bharat Ratna Pt. Bhimsen Joshi,

Dr. Gangubai Hangal,

Pt. Chidanand Nagarkar,

Pt. Mangeshnath  Govekar,

Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki,

Pt. Dinkar Kaikini,

Pt. Saratchandra Arolkar,

Pt. Ramashraya Jha,

Pt. Ram Marathe,

Pt. C .R. Vyas,

Pt. Firoz Dastur,

Pt. Balasaheb Punchwale,

Pt. Jasraj,

Pt. Yashvantbua Joshi,

Ustad. Ghulam Mustafa Khan,

Gana Vidushi Smt. Manik Varma,

Smt. Kausalya Manjeshwar,   

Gana Saraswati Smt Kishori Amonkar,

Begum Parveen Sultana,

Smt. Girijadevi,

Ms Prabha Atre,  

Smt. Shobha Gurtu,

Smt. Nirmaladevi,  

Smt. Anita Sen,

Ms. Jyotika Roy,

Ms. Sarala Bhide,

Pt. Devendra Murdeshwar,

Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia,

Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao,

Pt. Raghunath Seth,  

Pt. Nityanand Haldipur,

Shri. Lion Leifer(USA)

Shri. Anand Murdeshwar(Flute )


Master Artist

Performing July 30 & 31 2022

Sarangi artist Pankaj Mishra born into a lineage of exceptional family of musicians, the son of Sri Satyanarayan Mishra, Grandson of Pt. Mahadeo Prasad Mishra, and great-grandson of Sarangi Virtuoso Pt. Saraju Prasad Mishra, Pankaj was trained from an early age by the renowned Sarangi maestro Pt. Mahesh Prasad Mishra of the Benaras Gharana. He is a highly regarded soloist & accompanist, performing with such renowned artists as, Pt. Swapan Chaudhuri, Pt. Anindo Chatterjee, Pt. Kumar Bose, Pt.Subhankar Banerjee to name a few. His dance recital performances with kathak exponent Padmabhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj, Pt.Chitres Das, Pt. Vijay Shankar have been widely acclaimed. Vocal accompaniment with Padmabibhusan Girija Devi, Bidushi Purnima Chowdhury and others. His performances at Hollywood movies & documentaries. Jungle Book is his latest edition.

Pankaj Mishra



Pakhawaj Quartet + Indian Slide Guitar

Saturday July 30, 2022


Jef Feldman

Leonice Shinneman

David Cipriani

Lehra Accompaniment

Peter Fagiola


Gregg Johnson

ART EXHIBITION of 108 Paintings by




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Dot Art by Chandrika


DM on IG if you're interested in purchasing what was left at the exhibition! 

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Dr. Viral Mehta, California

"I am greatly indebted to the festival for inspiring me to resume my Tabla journey after a hiatus of almost 40 years!"


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Shashi                                                                                                   Ravi

The Ravi & Shashi Bellare Arts Foundation

The Festival of Tabla™ (FOT) is brought to you by the Ravi & Shashi Bellare Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Charitable non-profit organization (EIN: 33-0550765), located in Chino Hills California. FOT was launched in 2017. Since the inaugural FOT 2017 with only 19 artists and an audience of about 200 people over the two days, the Festival has grown exponentially and will host 52 artists in 2022! It has been the foundations goal from the very beginning to curate a program and environment where there is a sense of community in the cultural heritage of Indian Classical Music and Arts, involving people of every gender, color, caste, and creed. At the Festival of Tabla one should be able to experience the greatness of the various traditions India has to offer and also be exposed to other art forms from around the world. The goal is to create such an atmosphere of belonging that nobody wants to leave.

Rupesh & Mona, Founders


Tabla Jugalbandi for Ustad Shamsuddin Khan's Punyatithi 1969 (picture credit Bengt berger)