After bringing warm smiles to the kids in Manali, we began journeying towards our next location – Rishikesh. In this spiritual town, on the banks of the holy Ganges, we set off for some soul searching… hoping to find some peace and solitude and connect with our inner self. What we did indeed find, was a story waiting to be told – a story of discovering one’s true calling, a story of finding inner calm through rhythmic drones and beats.
Here in Rishikesh – the valley of the saints, we came across a man who has passionately dedicated his entire life towards creating beautiful music through unique, foreign instruments. Mukhesh Dhiman – who started off as a carpenter, learnt the art of making Didgeridoos – a traditional Australian aboriginal musical instrument, from an Australian tourist. He has also mastered the art of making Djembes, African percussion instruments, from an African tourist.
His wife and sons have stood by him like a rock, and together – they have faced some tough times. With their bare hands and basic tools, they take over 8 days to craft each didgeridoo with the 4 member family making less than Rs. 100 per head per day.You can contribute money to help sustain Mukesh’s passion for music or help spread the word by sharing this video with your friends to raise this amount. Together, we can give him the support and love that his devotion deserves.http://doright.in/category/rishikesh/