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Gandharva Loka Christchurch to re-open on December 6!

We are delighted to announce that Gandharva Loka in Christchurch will be re-opening at 11am on Tuesday the 6th of December!

Our new location is:
363 St Asaph Street,
(Between Fitzgerald Ave and Barbadoes St

We have a lovely space that is accessed from the St Asaph Street entrance of The Lotus-Heart restaurant, tea house and health food store – a new location for the popular vegetarian restaurant that is also home to The Gift Shop. At present a new facade is being installed so the building is shrouded in scaffolding. But prepare to be amazed when you step inside – the interior is enchanting!

We now have in stock the best range of instruments we have ever had and we are expecting that more instruments will be arriving in the next few days.

Our hours are:
Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-3pm.
Friday evening 5pm-8pm.
We are happy to accommodate customers outside these hours by appointment if our regular store hours do not suit.

After the February Earthquake

We said goodbye to our sweet old location on Colombo Street when it was demolished in August. The whole block suffered severe damage during the February earthquake and is now leveled. We took the opportunity to spend some time traveling and from April to July we were in Vancouver, Canada, helping our friends at the Sri Chinmoy Centre there to open a Gandharva Loka music store on Granville Island. It is a very busy location and has been receiving up to 300 people a day. As you can imagine it is wonderfully musical with so many people coming in. We then headed over to Europe to spend time at our sister Gandharva Loka enterprises in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Vajin and I also got to spend some time in the Italian and Swiss Alps. Here are some photos from our trip…

Vajin at Gandharva Loka in Berlin

Vajin at Gandharva Loka in Berlin.

Vajin and Prasasta serve customers at Gandharva Loka in Vancouver, Canada

Vajin and Prasasta serve customers at Gandharva Loka in Vancouver.

Gandharva Loka in Zurich, Switzerland

Gandharva Loka in Zurich, Switzerland.

We really look forward to seeing you at the new location soon…

Vajin and Prasasta.
Gandharva Loka

Music knows no frontiers.
It is free all-where.
Its contribution to emotional integration,
Human and divine,
Can never be fathomed.
    – Sri Chinmoy.


  1. Nameeta says:

    Hi, i can’t wait to visit your new store very soon. I was just wondering if you have Tabla in stock or if you are able to source these?

    Kind Regards,


    1. Admin says:

      Hi Nameeta,
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      I have forwarded your message and email address to the managers and I am sure that they will get back to you asap.

      Webmaster for Gandharva Loka.

  2. Ursula Evans says:

    Hi there,
    Do you have some Bodhrans for sale still, and if so, @ what price?
    I’d like to find a reasonable one, ie goatskin, tuneable, with a tipper and case.

    I’ll be in Chch on 6th & 7th June, so maybe able to pay a visit.

    I’d be grateful to hear from you.
    Ursula (in Wellington)

    1. Admin says:

      Hi Ursala,
      Thanks for your enquiry – I have passed it on to Gandharva Loka’s managers and they will be in touch shortly.
      Best wishes,
      Shardul. (Webmaster)

  3. Jennifer Moss says:

    Hi there…so delighted to hear your news… congratulations that is really wonderful…you have been very missed.

    Wondering if you have any djun djuns? I run a djembe group here in Palmerston North and really do need some to fill out the experience for all!

    Many thanks

    Best wishes


    1. Admin says:

      Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks for your good wishes and kind encouragement.
      I have passed your message regarding the djun djuns on to Vajin and Prasasta and I am sure that they will contact you very soon.
      Best wishes and Happy New Year.

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