Nada Mandir

About Us


To promote art and culture in South Africa by generating an appreciation for Hindustani Classical Music among all sectors of our diverse nation.


To teach interested learners how to play musical instruments and perform vocal items according to the North Indian Raga System of Music.

The North Indian raga System of music benefits individuals through its discipline. Secondly, the melody and chants have been known to reduce stress and thus reduce physical ailments that are stress related. Thirdly, Hindustani Music promotes peace and harmony within the individual, the family and the community. This ripple effect may eventually spread through the entire universe. Finally, music is a path of yoga that leads to God. This is called Nada Yoga-the Yoga of Musical Sound.

Nada Mandir was established in 1988 by Ishwarlall  Bridglall (Anil) who initially trained under Sri Partap Singh in Pietermaritzburg and later spent three years at the Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya in New Delhi, India.
While In India Anil studied with Srimati Savita Devi ,  daughter of the world famous Srimati Siddheshwari Devi a highly acclaimed Vocalist from the Benares Gharana .
After graduating, Anil Bridglall ran  classes across the Kwazulu Natal Province and in Gauteng. To date many students who have graduated from the school are serving as lead musicians and singers in Ashrams and Mandirs in both provinces.  
All of the above was possible through the grace of Sri swami Sahajananda , Spiritual Head of the Divine Life Society of South Africa, who encouraged and guided Anil to take up Sangeet for his own Sadhana.