The Gandharva Loka Blog Rotating Header Image


The Gandharva Loka Newsletter for November 2010

Subscribe to The Gandharva Loka NewsletterThis is an online version of The Gandharva Loka Newsletter that was emailed to our subscribers on November the 7th, 2010. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter highlighting the arrival of new instruments, special deals, musical instrument workshops, free concerts and meditation workshops, kindly subscribe to The Gandharva Loka Newsletter.

November Newsletter

It is now been two months since Christchurch was shaken by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. The city is steadily returning to normality although many of the streets look like a mouth with teeth missing as the buildings that are beyond repair have been demolished and left as vacant lots for now. There are still many damaged buildings to be restored or removed but life goes on and it is not unusual to see visitors to Christchurch conducting their own little ‘tours of the rubble’.

The Wizard of New ZealandSummer is coming and the days grow longer and warmer! The streets of Christchurch and our beloved Cathedral Square are beginning to throng with visitors again. Buskers are also returning to the Square to entertain the crowds leading up to the World Buskers Festival in January. The ancient (some say eternal) and wise Wizard of New Zealand (nee Christchurch) has come out of hibernation and has been seen in Cathedral Square dispelling darkness from atop his sturdy step ladder. Ah, summer…! Warm weeks ahead and Christchurch is on the mend…

Thanks again to all the people who contacted us with concern and support during the past two months. I think we can safely offer gratitude on behalf of the entire community as the support this city has received from within New Zealand and from abroad has been extraordinary The warmth and oneness of our family, humanity, has a far greater value than anything that was lost during the earthquake.

Here’s what is happening, new and upcoming at Gandharva Loka in Christchurch


Gandharva Loka closed October 23, 24 and 25, 2010

Gandharva Loka Open – not!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
Gandharva Loka

Gandharva Loka closed Monday October 11, 2010

Gandharva Loka Open – not!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
Gandharva Loka

Additions to the Gandharva Loka Website

As is natural in the great scheme of things, this website is evolving and has had a few additions and updates in recent days. One of those addition is the blog you are currently visiting and the other is The Gandharva Loka Gallery – home to photographs of our store, our team, the instruments that we sell and the festivals, expos and events that we attend.