Tirupati Kirtan Premium

The Tirupati Kirtan Premium is an improved version of the popular Kirtan Classic. The simple design makes it inexpensive and sturdy. It's easy to move around thanks to its compact dimensions in folded state. And double reeds and octave coupler provide for full, warm, bright sound. A good choice for beginners as well as for ambitious kirtan singers.

EU: 679 € (incl. bag)
incl. VAT, plus 16.10 € shipping within Germany / 36.10 € within Europe
Non-EU: 570,59 € (incl. bag)
plus 36.10 € shipping within Europe / overseas on request

The outer bellows are firmly attached - unlike the Kirtan Classic where the outer bellows are a separate part of the folding mechanism and need to be secured with hooks before playing. This makes the entire folding mechanism considerably less sensitive and easier to operate. The whole instrument is collapsible into an integrated, stable wooden box.

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Sound sample Tirupati Kirtan Premium
- full melodic range with both registers and cover (jali)
- three-note chords in middle range with cover (jali)
- short melody phrases in middle range without cover (jali)
- short melody phrases in middle range with closed cover (jali)


- 42 simple stick keys
- range of three and a half octaves from C to F
- two reeds in middle and low register for each note
- low range C2 - F5, middle range C3 - F6
- 5 register stops for separate or combined use of middle and low register
- 4 stops for drone notes
- higher octave coupler for particularly bright sound
- multiple fold external bellows with side opening
- removable cover with opening option (jali) over key mechanism
- folding mechnism into integrated case
- cabinet made of pine wood
- incl. padded bag

Pine wood is the first choice for harmoniums around Delhi and in North Western India. It is much softer than teak wood, which is more common in Mumbai and Calcutta. Therefore pinewood harmoniums often get little dents or scratches during manufacturing, storage or transit to Europe. Such marks are a natural property of the wood and can not be seen as flaws or defects.

Manufacturer / Supplier

TIRUPATI is the international brand name for instruments from Sharma Musicals in Ghaziabad, a neighbouring city of Delhi. Sharma Musicals was founded in 1934 by Jagdish Prasad Sharma and is today one of the leading Indian harmonium makers. The current manager Mayank Sharma runs the business in the fourth generation. Thanks to solid infrastructure, long experience and good quality awareness, Sharma Musicals is a reliable supplier of all harmonium models typical of Delhi and North-West India. In 2014 and the following years, instruments from Sharma Musicals had temporarily been sold in the USA under the name Bhava Harmonium and were recommended by renowned kirtan teacher Daniel Tucker back then. Sharma Musicals is a partner of India Instruments since 2016.


In India, our harmoniums are tuned to international concert pitch of a = 440 hertz. In Europe, however, they usually sound slightly higher at a = 441 to 442 Hertz due to the colder climate. The difference is small and not necessarily noticeable even to trained ears.

On request we can tune exactly to 440 hertz for 28 € additional charge.

Tuning to 432 hertz is also possible by arrangement for an additional charge.

Air temperature and blowing pressure influence the vibration frequency of harmonium reeds. At higher temperature and higher pressure, it decreases; at lower temperature, it increases. In our workshop in Berlin we tune at room temperature around 20 degrees Celsius.


Measure (closed case): height 22 cm, width 59 cm, depth 40 cm, weight: 12 kg
Each instrument is individually hand-crafted and might differ from our description.

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