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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. 

Raga Laya, Sangeetha Vedantha Dhureena and Lalitha Kala Suma Awards Presented

The institution has been constantly recognizing upcoming new talent as well as pre-eminent artists in classical music every year. For a comprehensive list of artists presented Raga Laya, Sangeetha Vendantha Dhureena and Lalitha Kala Suma awards till 2020, please see this list.

Palalvi Sammela 2022 and Results

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

We are happy to inform the results of the Pallavi Sammela

  • I Prize - Rs. 25,000/- Aditi B. Prahalad
  • II Prize – Rs. 15,000/- Lakshmi Priya Rangarajan

Prizes of Appreciation: Aishwarya Manikarnike and Dhanush Anatharaman

Prizes will be given on 8th May, 2022, Sunday at 4-30 p.m. at Bangalore Gayana Samaja Auditorium.

The list of participants selected for the event can be checked here

Please find the invite to the awards function here

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


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 Live Programmes

DateDay Time Programme & Artists
06-Mar-2022Sunday5:30PM Music Concert by Vidushi Manasi Prasad - Vocal, Vidwan Mathur Vishwajit – Violin, Vidwan Anoor Vinod Shyam - Mridanga
26th and 27th March 2022Saturday & SundayFull day Pallavi Sammela competition
03-Apr-2022Sunday5:30PM Music concert by Vidushi Pavani Bharadwaj – Vocal, Vidwan Anirudha Bharadwaj – Violin, Vidushi Deepika Srinivas – Mridanga
03-15/05/20225:30PM Spring Music Festival. Details given below
05-06-2022Sunday5:30PM Vocal concert by Vivek Sadashivam and Party

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Spring Music Festival

The Spring Music festival will commence from 03.05.2022 and run till 15.05.2022.

Venue: Bangalore Gayana Samaja. Time: 5:30PM daily

Please find the festival brochure here

DateDay Time Programme & Artists
03-05-2022Tuesday5:30PM Bombay Jayashree – H.N. Bhaskar – Patri Satishkumar – Giridhar Udupa
04-05-2022Wednesday5:30PM Sanjay Subramaniyan- S. Varadarajan – Neyveli B. Venkatesh – B. Rajashekar
05-05-2022Thursday5:30PM Ramakrishnan Murthy – Charulatha Ramanujan – Arjun Kumar – Chandrashekara Sharma
06-05-2022Friday5:30PM Sreeranjani Santhana Gopalan - H.M. Smitha – K.U. Jayachandra Rao – G.S. Ramanujam
07-05-2022Saturday5:30PM Shashank Subramanyam – Mysore N. Karthik – Parupalli Phalgun
08-05-2022Sunday5:30PM Award Function followed by Music concert by Bhargavi Venkataram – Vishnu Venkataram – Violin – Anoor Vinod Shyam – Mridanga – Bhagyalakshmi M. Krishna – Morching
09-05-2022Monday5:30PM Kunnukudi Balamurali Krishna – B. Vittala Rangan – Arjun Kumar – Giridhar Udupa
10-05-2022Tuesday5:30PM Gayathri Venkataraghavan – Mysore V. Srikanth, Tumkur B. Ravishankar – G.Guruprasanna
11-05-2022Wednesday5:30PM M.S.Sheela – H.M. Smitha – Anoor Ananthakrishna Sharma – S.N.Narayanamurthy
12-05-2022Thursday5:30PM Aishwarya Vidya Raghunath – Charulatha Ramanujan –B.S. Prashanth – B.J. Kiran Kumar
13-05-2022Friday5:30PM Abhishek Raghuram – Mysore N. Karthik – N.C. Bharadhwaj – Krishna Sriram
14-05-2022Saturday5:30PM Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh – K.U. Jayachandra Rao – Giridhar Udupa – Pramath Kiran
15-05-2022Sunday5:30PM Mysore M. Nagaraj & Mysore M. Manjunath- Bangalore V. Praveen – G. Guruprasanna

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