A King who revived Classical Indian Music in Central and Northern India.

Who founded the Dhrupad style of Indian Music and also wrote Mana-Kutuhala.

The great musician Tansen was also initiated in his Gharana before going to Akbar's court.

Maharaja Mansingh Tomar of Gwalior.
According to S.M. Tagore "Gwalior Gharana" begins with ManSingh Tomar. When Sufi tradition was dominating India and Arabic,Persian music covered its form at that time._____
___Mansingh Tomar propagated a serious style " Dhrupada" and made a remarkable and commendable contribution in upholding the ancient traditions of Indian music.

In the field of music Man Singh's main object was to re- establish the lost glory of #Indian_Classical_Music.
The contribution of Raja Man Singh in the field of music can best appreciated by an analysis of the Persian translation (by Fakirullah) of the Manakutuhala.

The original Manakutuhala was written in Hindi(Brajbhasha) by Mansingh Tomar verse around 1488 A.D.
Maharaja Mansingh Tomar brought together musicians from different places. Research in music that was cultivated during his time gave rise to Different school of music Called Gharana.
Including Tansen, There were 15 artist in Akbar's court who belonged to Gwalior Gharana.

Very few people knows that the Famous Musicians like Baiju Bawra,Naik Bakkshu,Naik karn,Mehmood are very renowned musicians of the country followed by Gwalior Ghrana.
Tansen had his early education in music at the Gwalior School of music founded by Mansingh.

Tansen was already an accomplished musician before coming to Akbar's court. He was the chief singer at the court of Raja Ramchandra Baghel of #Rewa who was a great patron of Dhrupad.
Man Singh Tomar who was himself a musician also revived the 'ancient music tradition' in temples.

In addition to this great contribution in the field of music, the team lead by Raja Man Singh Tomar made Gwalior the center of refined and standard
Hindi . @LostTemple7
A branch of Gwalior's music and dance migrated to Brajbhumi. Swami Haridasa took the dhrupad of ManSingh to Brindavan.

The great poet Surdasa sang dhrupad in the temple of Shrinathji at gokul.
Mathura adopted the vishnu-padas of Dungrendra singh Tomar( grandfather of mansinh)
Descendent of Pandavas Man Singh tomar Revived Classical Indian music in his time.
A new era of Hindustani Classic music was begun.
Man Singh's dhrupad-s were not only a phenomenon in the
field of music but a great event in the cultural history of India.

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