Temporary Sunday Hours
Gandharva Loka in Christchurch is normally closed on Sundays but we will be open on the following Sundays from 12 noon until 3 pm: July 29, August 5 and 12.
August Closure Dates
Gandharva Loka in Christchurch will be closed from Thursday August 16 and will reopen on Friday August 31.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Christchurch has been hit by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake this afternoon (Tuesday February 22, 2011) just before 1 pm – a shallow and close quake that has devastated an already battered city. This time many lives have been lost. Our heart’s sympathy and oneness goes out to our fellow Cantabrians. This is a trying time for everyone.
Gandharva Loka’s managers, Vajin and Prasasta Armstrong, are both safe and well. We will not be trading for some time – certainly not from the current store which is still standing but will have to be demolished. It is all an unknown at the moment but we will be back.
Many thanks to all those who have been enquiring and sending messages of concern, sympathy and support. Canterbury needs your prayers and goodwill at the moment.
From the ruins, newness will emerge.
While Gandharva Loka in Christchurch is closed (and at this stage, we will be closed for a few months), if you are looking for world instrument we do recommend that you visit the website for the Gandharva Loka stores in Europe – we are sure that they would love to help you. For anything non-urgent please let us know what you are after and we can contact you once we are up and running again.
While we wait for our insurance claims to be settled and new instruments to arrive, we will take this opportunity to travel and find our music-loving customers a great new range of high quality musical instruments from all over the world. By Christmas we do hope to have a new Gandharva Loka world music store open here in beautiful Christchurch. We will be posting updates on this blog and also through The Gandharva Loka Newsletter which we invite you to subscribe to if you haven’t already done so.
With warmest regards,
Vajin and Prasasta.
Gandharva Loka, Christchurch.
Just another wee note to let everyone know that Gandharva Loka Christchurch will be closed for the three days of Labour Day weekend – musical instruments from around the world. October 23rd, 24th, and 25th. We are having a little break and heading to the balmy climes of Auckland for the long weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but rest assured, Gandharva Loka will be open for business on Tuesday the 26th of October and we look forward to seeing you then.
We wish everyone a safe and happy Labour Day weekend holiday.
Vajin and Prasasta
Just a short note to let everyone know that Gandharva Loka in Christchurch will be closed on Monday October the 11th. As the managers and staff of Gandharva Loka are all students of the spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy, we are having the day off to commemorate the third anniversary of Sri Chinmoy’s passing on October the 11th, 2007. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but Gandharva Loka does return to normal hours the following day, Tuesday October the 12th, and we look forward to seeing you then…!
Vajin and Prasasta