The Gandharva Loka Gallery
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The Gandharva Loka Gallery

Photographs of the Gandharva Loka Christchurch world music store past and present plus our instruments and activities.

  • Gallery 1: the original Gandharva Loka store

    Gandharva Loka at 597 Colombo Street in Christchurch, New Zealand

    597 Colombo Street, Christchurch

    Gandharva Loka Christchurch was the first Gandharva Loka store outside Europe and opened for trade at 597 Colombo Street on the 7th of March in 2008. Unfortunately the magnitude 6.3 earthquake on the 22nd of February in 2011 made the building inhabitable and the entire block was eventually levelled. This gallery offers a visual history of the first three years of Gandharva Loka's existence in Christchurch and includes some of the events that we attended.

  • Gallery 2: the current Gandharva Loka store

    Gandharva Loka at 363 St Asaph Street in Christchurch, New Zealand

    363 St Asaph Street, Christchurch

    After Gandharva Loka was closed by the February 22 earthquake, we remained homeless for a few months until being invited to join The Lotus-Heart vegetarian restaurant and The Gift Shop, which had been together in the original Chief Post Office building in Cathedral Square, at their new location at 363 St Asaph Street. We reopened on Decenber 6, 2011, and this gallery offers photographs of our new store and the new phase in our world music adventures.