Varanasi live 12.11.2011

70 pics with Mahadev Cometo, Rajaneesh Tiwari (tabla), Jean-Louis Gafner (magic) and Betrand Siffert (sound).

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Indian Tour Setup 16.11.2011

With Mahadev Cometo, Jean-Louis Gafner and Betrand Siffert.

Find the guy checking electronics,
– first with his finger
– then with his tongue !

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Eye- and Ear-Catching

Mahadev Cometo, Rajaneesh Tiwari, Hari Paudyal, Jean-Louis Gafner and Bertrand Siffert in a live performance at Assi Ghat, Varanasi, november 2011, playing The Beatles’ song «Tomorrow Never Knows»

Same crew, same place, Varanasi 2011:
Mahadev playing the mythical song «Lyoba» as a reminescence of his origins.

Nepal – India Tour 2014: Varanasi

« Le trafic de Varanasi » by Jean-Louis Gafner.
Sitar: Mahadev Cometo, Tablas: Rajaneesh Tiwari, Video: J.-L. Gafner


Nepal – India Tour 2014


Mahadev Cometo, together with Jean-Louis Gafner, magic lightshow, and Bertrand Siffer, sound.

Impressions from the Nepal-India tour (+Silence Festival, Nepal), oct/nov. 2014, s. video Concert Assi Ghat Varanasi 2014

About 100 images.
Just click on the first image, click then on the fullscreen-icon and let it go hitting first the PLAY-button.

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Headliner at the Silence Festival in Kathmandhu, Nepal 2014

Playing sitar with hard rockin’ Guido Wyss, s. videos on
With Jean-Louis Gafner (visuals) and Bertrand Siffert (sound).
Some pics of the Silent Festival, s. image-gallery above.
Festival poster, check Event-List .
Oct 18, 2014

Mahadev Cometo discussing with Guido Wyss (drum, percussion)

Mahadev Cometo and Guido Wyss (drum & tatoo!) attacking the Silent Festival

Guido Wyss in action, Silence Festival, Kathmandu 2014

Guido in action – Silence Festival, Kathmandu 2014

Visual art by Jean-Louis Gafner –


Agni Pooja Varanasi, 2014

A group of priests performing “Agni Pooja” (Worship to Fire) wherein a dedication is made to Shiva, River Ganga,  the Sun, Agni (Fire), and the whole universe, – at the Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi. Every evening!


India Tour 2015

Mahadev Cometo, together with J.-L. Gafner, magic lightshow, and B. Siffer, sound.

Welcome Festival Music, Varanasi, Nov 2016

Click shows big pic

«Welcome Festival Music»
Nov 1, 2015
at the Goswami House, Varanasi
presented by the Naad Manjari Music School

Impressions from the India tour, oct. 2015 (domestic flights and trains.pdf).

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Playing at the Ganga river on daybreak,
Varanasi 2015

Re-mix, 2020,  by Mahadev Cometo.
Details, s.  mahadev-cometo-live-at-subah-e-banaras-raag-bairagi
Get it at  Bandcamp

Just icing on the cake – La cerise sur le gâteau ?

Invited to play at the govermental program of Indian traditional classical music…
– with some e-psychedelic side effects :- )

Flyer: Subah-e-Banaras (Varanasi Concert)

Subah-e-Banaras – “Morning of Varanasi”

Every morning before sunrise at Assi Ghat, Varanasi:
«A mystic blend of nature’s grandeur and human existence»,

Following a well structured programme,
– including «Fooding» ;–

  • Morning Prayers
  • Sehnai recital
  • Morning Raga / Light Music
  • Yoga Meditation and Spirituality
  • The significance of the day – Daily Details
  • Interpretation of the traditional format, significance and meaning of Gala/celebration
  • Fooding


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