Application Form

Harivallabh Sangeet Pratiyogita (Music Competition) - Organized by Shree Baba Harvivallabh Sangeet and Research Academy
To encourage the young to appreciate and perfect themselves in the field of Hindustani Classical Music, and to bring out the best amongst the competitors, an open competition in Hindustani Classical Music was started by Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha (Regd.) in the year 1979. Since then it is organized every year.

General Rules for the Music Competition:

There are Four Categories for the competition namely:

  • Vocal – Gaayan – Shastriya Sangeet
  • Vocal – Gaayan – Thumri, Dadra, Tappa
  • Instrumental (Non-Percussion – Swar Vadya)
  • Instrumental (Percussion – Taal Vadya)

There are Two Age Groups namely:

  • Juniors (Yuva Varg) (From 10+ to 16 years)
  • Seniors (VarishthYuva Varg (From 16+ to 25 years)

There are Three Prizes in each category namely:

  • First
  • Second
  • Third

In addition, the winners from the Senior Age Group (Varishth Yuva Varg) will be initiated as ‘Performing Artists’ during the Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan next year.

Annual Music Competition 2015 – A Note for the Participants

The Music Competition 2015 will be held on December 22, 23, and 24, 2015. The Competition will start at 10.00 A.M. on all the days and will continue till late in the evening.

The Schedule of Music Competitions 2015 is as follows: 

  • December 22, 2015 Junior Age Group – Categories - Vocal, Percussion, Non – Percussion.
  • December 23, 2015 Senior Age Group Categories Vocal, Thumri / Dadra / Tappa, Percussion.
  • December 24, 2015 Senior Age Group Categories – Percussion, Non - Percussion.

  • For more information, please contact Shri Sangat Ram, Coordinator, Music Competition at 09417093925


Accommodation Accommodation in Rooms, Halls & Dormitories is available for the competitors at Shri Devi Talab Mandir and Shri Kali Mata Mandir in Devi Talab Complex. on request (on first come first served basis). Nominal Room rent is charged by these institutions. (payable in advance).

Please send your requests on phone to Shri Mahesh Dixit, Chairman Accommodation Committee at 098156-27634 or in writting to Sh. S. S. Ajimal C/o. Leader Valves Ltd; Industrial Area, Jalandhar 144004, Phone : 0181 – 2490666, 2490777, 2490888

Attention – Participants:

Special Recognition will be given to Dhrupad Gayan

All accompanying instruments – Harmonium, Sarangi, Violin, Swar Mandal etc. will be given same weightage and will be taken at par for the purpose of counting the merit.


1. Categories

The competition will be held in the following categories of Classical Music

·          Vocal –  Gayan - Kanth Sangeet 

·          Vocal - Thumri, Dadra, Tappa

·         Instrumental – Percussion – Taal Vadya

·         Instrumental – Non – Percussion – Swar Vadya

Move UP

2. Age Limit:

There are the following Two age groups  in each category :                                                     

Sr. No.


Age Group

Cut off date


Junior (Yuva Varg)

10+ to 16 Years

Age as on 1st Day of Competition.


Senior (Varisht Yuva Varg)

16+ to 25 Years

Move UP

3. Time Allowed:

Junior age group (Yuva Varg) – 6 to 8 minutes.

Senior age group (Varishth Yuva Varg) – Vocal- Thumri/ Dadra / Tappa – 6 to 8 minutes.

Senior age group (Varishth Yuva Varg)Vocal, Percussion, Non-percusion - 8 to 10 minutes.

This time duration includes the time taken by the competitor for the tuning of instruments, mix adjustment etc. 

A warning bell will be sounded to indicate that only 2 minutes are remaining and the competitor should wind up the performance within the next 2 minutes. The Final bell will be sounded at end of allotted time to tell the competitor to stop the performance.

The competitor will be asked to stop performance after 15 seconds of the total time allowed.

Negative marks will be given if the competitor fails to complete performance by the final bell.

Move UP

4. Prizes, Awards & Recognitions:

All the contestants shall receive "Certificate of Participation" from Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha. 

The winners securing First, Second and Third position shall be awarded Cash prize, Medal / Memento and Merit Certificate.

The winners from the Senior age group (Varishth Yuva Varg) shall be initiated as ‘Performing Artists’ during the next year’s ‘Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan’ and shall be given an opportunity to perform during at the ‘Sangeet Sammelan’.

The committee may reduce the number of prizes in a particular category/age group if the number of contestants falls short of Six ( 6 ) in that particular category/age group.

The judges may, in exceptional cases, in consultation with the Music Competition Committee, award Special prize to a competitor whose performance merits special consideration.

Move UP

5. Accompanists with the competitor:

A maximum of Two ( 2 ) Accompanists will be allowed to accompany the competitor. However, a competitor in Vocal category, in addition to the two accompanists, will be allowed to play Tanpura or Swarmandal himself/herself.Use of electronic Tanpura is allowed.

Accompanist (on Tabla, Harmonium, Tanpura) can be provided on a request made at the time of submitting the application.

Move UP

6. Application for competition:

The participants shall seek entry to the competition by submitting an application in the prescribed format, available from the office of General Secretary of the Mahasabha at the under-noted address and also at the Site Office of the Mahasabha at Devi Talab Mandir (only on the day prior to the commencement of the music competition). The participant can also download the application ( Click to download ). The application sent by post/courier will be accepted at the following address:

Mrs Purnima Beri, General Secretary, Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha (Regd).
Care - Leader Valves Limited, Industrial Area,
Jalandhar City - 144004, Punjab

Move UP

7. Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 

The last date of receipt of Application (along with Entry fee of Rs.150/- for Junior Category and Rs. 200/- for Senior Category, Proof of age & two recent passport size Photographs – one affixed on the application form and the other enclosed with it) sent by post/courier will be Two ( 2 ) days prior to the commencement date for the competition.

The Applications will also be accepted at the ‘Harivallabh Site office’ at Devi Talab Mandir, Jalandhar, One ( 1 ) day prior to the commencement date for the competition, from 10 A.M to 5 P.M.

Entries to the competition will close at 5.00 P.M. ONE day prior to the commencement date for the competition and final list of competitors drawn immediately thereafter.

Move UP

8. Late Entries: 

Competitors who wish to submit their applications after the deadline may be allowed to present their applications beyond 5.00 P.M. (ONE day prior to the commencement date for the competition) with a late fee of Rs.100/- per day.

Supplementary lists of such contestants will be prepared and appended to the main lists.  

However No late entry will be entertained for a particular category/age group after the judgment in that particular category/age group has been completed.

Move UP

9. Entry Fee:

Entry fee for the competition is 150/- for Junior Category and Rs. 200/- for Senior Category.

The competitors who send their application by post/courier should send their entry fee through a bank draft drawn in favour of Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha, payable at Jalandhar, Punjab.

Those submitting their application forms by hand at the Harivallabh Site Office at Devi Talab, Jalandhar, can pay the Entry Fee in the form of a bank draft drawn in favour of Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha payable at Jalandhar or in Cash at the site office and obtain a receipt for the same.

Move UP

10. Exemption from Entry Fee/ Late Fee:

No Entry Fee/ Late Fee will be charged from the competitors who are staying in an orphanage/destitute home, provided they produce a written certification for the same from the head of that institution.

Move UP

11. Proof of Age:

The participants shall attach documentary proof of his/her age with the application. Legible photocopy of a document will be accepted. However, in case of dispute the contestant should be able to produce the original document.

Move UP

12. Lists Of Competitors:

List of competitors whose application forms are received within the deadlines will be prepared and displayed thereafter at the site office of the Mahasabha at Devi Talab (a day prior to the commencement of the competition). Supplementary Lists of those who submit their applications with late fee will be displayed from time to time and shall be appended with the main list.

Move UP

13. Order of Participation:

Draw of lots will take place after 6.00 P.M a day prior to the commencement of the competition to determine the order of participation in each category & age group.

A list of order of participation will also be displayed at the venue of the competition immediately thereafter.

Competitors, whose entries are received with late fee, will be entertained at numbers that come after the completion of that particular category/age group from the main list.

Move UP

14. Judges:

There shall be a panel of three judges (at all levels of competition) for the conduct of competition whose judgment will be final. The committee will decide norms of judgment.

Each judge will hand over the judgment at the completion of performance by a competitor for tabulation by the Music Competition Committee.

The decision of the judges will be final, and no objection whatsoever will be entertained.


15. Criteria for Judgement:

The performance of the competitors will be judged as per the following criteria:

Vocal – Gayan, Kanth Sangeet

·         Purity of Raag & Correct Intonation of Swaras,

·         Composition-Bandish,

·         Aalaap, Variety & Perfection of Taans,

·         Accuracy in Taal & Lay

·         System, Standard & General Impression in Presentation

Vocal – Thumri / Dadra / Tappa:

·         Correct pronunciation & Lyrics,

·         Bol Banav,

·         Emotions & Melody,

·         Accuracy in Taal & Lay

·         General Impression in Presentation.

Non-Percussion – Swar Vadya :

·         Purity of Raag & Correct Intonation of Swaras,

·         Composition-Gat,

·         Aalaap, Variety & Perfection of Taans, Toras & Jhala

·         Accuracy in Taal & Lay

·         System, Standard & General Impression in Presentation

Percussion – Taal Vadya :

·         Selection of Taal

·          Variety & Clarity of Bol

·         Accuracy in Taal & Lay

·         Parhant

·         System, Standard & General Impression in Presentation

Move UP

16. Discipline:

The competitors are required to report at the Announcement Table about their presence 15 minutes before their expected time of performance.

Every competitor is required to be present in the competition hall when his/her name is announced for presenting item. In case the competitor fails to reach the stage even after three calls, he/she will stand disqualified from the competition.

The participants will observe strict discipline and any of them found indulging in indiscipline of any nature (such as approaching the committee or judges, disrespect towards committee members, judges, use of foul/derogatory language etc.) are liable for disqualification from the competition.

Move UP

17. Declaration of Results/ Presentation of Awards:

The result of the competition will be declared immediately after the competition of a particular category is over.

Awards will be presented to the winner of First, Second and Third positions (& Special Prizes, if any) on the first day of Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan (around 8.00 P.M.)

Move UP

18. Participation by First Prize Winners:

Competitors who were declared as First Prize winners in a particular category & a particular age group, during the earlier held “Harivallabh Sangeet Pratiyogita” also referred to as ‘Music Competition’ will not be allowed to compete in the same category & age group again.

Move UP

19. Review of Rules

The Mahasabha reserves the right to amend any rules to make the competition more meaningful and transparent.

Move UP

| Introduction | History | Music & Research Academy | Our Mission | The Management | Star Performers |
| List of Members | Activities |  Inviting Artists | Music Archives | Music Competition | Classical Music | Membership |
Sponsorship | Image Gallery ( This Year Performers ) | Programme Dec. 2015  | Contact Us  | Harivallabh on You Tube |

Official website of Shree Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Mahasabha (Regd.),
Devi Talab, Jalandhar, Punjab, India



Designed By / Web Hosting In India by / Reseller Hosting