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Article about the Institute in Sep'16 issue of Sruti

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The Institute chosen for Karnataka Kalashree award

8-Oct-2015: The Karnataka Sangeetha Nrithya Academy has chosen Sri Rama Lalitha Kalamandira for the prestigious Karnataka Kalashree award for this year, with the institute being the only organization, among 18 artistes, which is rare.
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Vidwan Sri G.V Krishna Prasad honoured

Vishesha Fine Arts in its Annual Vishesha Utsava - 2015 honoured 3 significant individuals: Padmasri Sangeetha Kalanidhi Dr. N. Ramani, Mridangam Vidwan G.V. Krishna Prasad, Hon. Secretary Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira and Mridangam Vidwan K.U. Jayachandra Rao. G.V. Krishna Prasad was honoured with the title VISHESHA KALAPOSHAKA and cash award with citation and memorable memento.

Quarterly Newsletter launched: We have launched a quarterly music newsletter in October 2013 during Dasara. Please acess the latest quarerly newsletter here

Vasantha Sangeethotsavam

Review of Raga Vaibhavam

Article in Gayana Samrajya, June 2012

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Award for Founder of California branch of the Institute

Tributes to Smt. Ranganayaki and Memoirs

Article in Prajavani

Praise for her in Vijaya Karnataka

Praise for the Sisters

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The Institution

We are one of the premier Institutions of Music and in service of Carnatic Music for over five decades. A niche has been  carved in imparting education in various facets of this divine art. The great efforts and dedication of the founders have laid a strong foundation to promote Carnatic Music. We have encouraged many musicians and budding artists since inception. Our continued association with musicians of great repute has put us on a firm footing. 

Palalvi Sammela 2022

In yet another attempt to serve the field of Karnatak music, we are conducting a PALLAVI SAMMELA -2022 (Competition) on Saturday 26-3-2022 & Sunday 27-3-2022.

The important features of the competition are explained with a set of rules and regulations in this document.

Candidates desirous of competing should register their names by filling the application form, which can be downloaded from here.

Candidates will be short listed for selection.

  • 1)Candidates have to send 3 Choices of Raga Tana Pallavi's (RTP).
  • 2)Candidates have to send a audio recording (Strictly mp3 Format only - for screening purpose) of one of these choices, not exceeding 30 minutes, on which the selection is based. (It should be a simple attachment with your application) Only one RTP is to be rendered (vocal) with Tambura support only.
  • 3)An audio recording of yours along with the duly filled application has to be sent to only. Please do not send by post and no Hand Deliveries. The organization is not responsible for any delay.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be informed of the selection.

Date: Saturday 26-3-2022 & Sunday 27-3-2022.

Time: Session-(1 ) 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

LUNCH:01:00 to 1:30

Session-(2 ) 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Venue: Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira

9th Main Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560070

Contacts: Sri.G V Krishnaprasad : 77609-07939 or Smt.Rajashree Yogananda : 99863-54928

The last date for submitting the application form is 20-2-2022


Sri Sri Jeeyar of Yathiraja Mutt, Melukote unveiled the bust of Bharata Ratna Dr. M.S. Subbulakshmi at Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, BSK II Stage, Bangalore 7th July, 2019.Smt. Lakshmi Umesh, Corporator of BBMP and G.V. Krishna Prasad, Hon. Secretary of Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, and Dr. M.R. Yogananda and Umesh are also seen in the picture.

Dr. M.S. SubbuLakshmi (Bust)

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Doctorate Award presented

Chintalapalli Parampara Trust in association with Vedic Wellness University, Florida, USA conferred honorary doctorate award to Sri G.V. Krishna Prasad, Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira in recognition of his outstanding contribution to carnatic music. The degree was presented by Yaduveer Krishna Datta Chamaraja Wadeyar on 19th May, 2019.

Souvenir commemorating the 50th year of Punyasmarane of the founder released

A souvenir, containing memorabilia on the occassion of the 50th year of the passing away of the founder Sri G. Vendantam Iyengar, has been released. Those who are interested can contact the institute's general secretary in the evenings at the institute and collect their copy

Upcoming Facebook and YouTube Live Programmes

DateDay Time Programme & Artists
07-Nov-2021Sunday4:30PM Flute recital by Vidwan Shailesh, Vidushi Charulatha Ramanujam Violin, Vidwan Akshay Anand Mridanga
28-Nov-2021Sunday4:30PM Vocal duet by Vidushi Sindhu Suchethan and H.M. Smitha. Vidwan Mathur R. Srinidhi Violin, Vidwan H.S. Sudhindra Mridanga, Vidwan S.N. Narayanamurthy Ghatam
05-Dec-2021Sunday4:30PM Vocal concert by Akshay Padmanabhan of Chennai
26-Dec-2021Sunday4:30PM Vocal concert by Vidushi Spurthi Rao, Vidwan Vaibhav Ramani Violin, Vidwan B.S. Prashanth Mridanga, Vidwan Omkar Rao Ghatam
01-Jan-2022Saturday4:30PM New Year Programme: Archana and Arathi of Chennai and party - vocal duet concert

Please note: the above Concerts will be Premiered on Facebook and You Tube.
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60th Year Punya Smarane of Founder Sri Vendantam Iyengar

Please note: These special programs will be held at Bangalore Gayana Samaja Auditorium daily at 5.30PM

DateDay Time Programme & Artists
13-Feb-2022Sunday5:30PM Flute recital by Vidwan Shashank Subramanyan Vidwan Mysore N. Karthik - Violin Vidwan Patri Satish Kumar - Mridanga
14-Feb-2022Monday5:30PM Vocal Concert by Vidushi Gayathri Venkataraghavan Vidwan Mysore V. Srikanth Violin Vidwan Tumkur B. Ravishankar Mridanga Vidwan G.Guruprasanna - Khanjira
15-Feb-2022Tuesday5:30PM Vocal concert by Vidushi Sriranjani Santhanagopalan Vidushi H.M.Smitha Violin Vidwan K.U. Jayachandra Rao Mridangam Vidwan G.S. Ramanujan Ghata
16-Feb-2022Wednesday5:30PM Vocal concert by Vidwan Ramakrishnan Murthy Vidushi Charulatha Ramanujam Violin Vidwan Arjun Kumar Mridanga Vidwan Chandrashekara Sharma Ghata
17-Feb-2022Thursday5:30PM Veena concert by Vidushi Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh Vidwan K.U. Jayachandra Rao Mridanga Vidwan Giridhar Udupa Ghata Vidwan Pramath Kiran Morching
18-Feb-2022Friday5:30PM Vocal concert by Vidushi Aishwarya Vidya Raghunath Vidushi Charulatha Ramanujam Violin Vidwan B.S. Prashanth Mridanga Vidwan B.J. Kiran Kumar Khanjira
19-Feb-2022Saturday5:30PM Violin duet by Vid. Mysore M. Nagaraj & Vid. Mysore M. Manjunath Vidwan Bangalore V. Praveen Mridanga Vidwan G. Guruprasanna Khanjira

65th Year Celebrations of Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira

On the occasion of the 65th year of the Institute, we had a cultural extravaganza from 5th to 25th January, 2020 and continued on 22nd and 23rd February, 2020 and then concluded with a special program on 8th March, 2020. Venue for all programs was Bangalore Gayana Samaj, KR Road.For full details of the programs, please go through this brochure.

Programmes are open to all rasikas. Admission is free ; all are requested to be seated 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the concert and stay till the completion of Tani Avarthanam and Mangalam by the artists. Liberal donations are welcome and donations are exempted under 80G of I.T. Act.

G.V. Krishna Prasad - Hon. Secretary

G.V.Neela - Chief Founder