Launched in 2010, out of the community that grew around Sanatkada and Sanatkada Trust, MSLF distills the essence of Lakhnavi culture, in the form of an open to all event, targeted as much at Lucknow’s deeply entrenched locals as well as to newcomers & visitors.
Using oral, visual and experiential storytelling techniques, the festival celebrates the pluralistic, inclusive and unique traditions of Lucknow. The MSLF is now a veritable institution, a highly anticipated celebration of Lucknow, playing a vital role in the city as the foremost champion of it's culture. This is evidenced by it's growing popularity - from a footfall in the 100s to crossing 25,000 in 2022.
The five-day city-wide festival features a multimedia exhibition, live performances, lectures, a crafts & weaves bazaar, the home-cooked food festival and much more.
Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival is dedicated to the memory of the late Indira Mahindra, whose contribution to the arts & culture of Lucknow has left an everlasting impact on the city. The Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival is built upon the very principles that Indira Mahindra lived by - bringing together people from all walks of life to celebrate the rich culture of Lucknow.
The Mahindra Group, over the years, through its products and services, a deep sense of corporate responsibility and programmes in cultural outreach, has enabled positive change in individuals and communities globally. Our cultural outreach is about connecting with the communities we serve through specially created programmes in the space of Art and Culture.
Founded in 1945, the Mahindra Group is one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality and real estate.
The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally, enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, with a goal to drive positive change in the lives of communities and stakeholders to enable them to Rise.