About us, Vision & Mission
The onset of every Ramanavami in Bangalore brings a tsunami of Musical feast that is served with an essence of raga, the spirit of tala and the emotion of Bhava. For the past 8 decades, we have dedicated ourselves to the growth of the rich cultural heritage of our country by conducting Sree Ramanavami National Music Festivals with a rich and colourful fare of cultural programmes in which artistes from all parts of the world participate.
Our founder Late Sri S V Narayanaswamy Rao with a vision of taking the spirit of Rama to the public, through the essence of Music started a cultural revolution, which he named “SREE RAMASEVA MANDALI”. The organisation which had a very humble beginning at the footpath of 3rd Main road in the year 1939, is today the “Temple of Music”, which organises the largest Indian Classical Music Festival”.
Mandali's Ramanavami Celebrations have been inaugurated by 3 PRESIDENTS OF INDIA, 4 VICE PRESIDENTS OF INDIA and all the Chief Minister’s and Governor’s of Karnataka State have attended our Celebrations. The Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Mandali in the year 2013 was inaugurated by two Governors, H.E Governor of Karnataka and H.E.Governor of the then unites Andhra Pradesh.
Mr.Rao steered the Mandali for 62 years till his death in the year 2000. After the demise of our founder, S.N.Varadaraj took over as the General Secretary of the Mandali in the year 2000. The Mandali has been awarded with Govt of Karnataka’s Rajyotsava Award in 2001.
The Mandali has a large share in Preserving, Protecting & Promoting Classical Music in the country.
“To Preserve, Protect and Promote, the Indian classical Music and to spread the message of World Peace by spreading the essence of Indian Music & Philosophy”
“To organise a National Music festival every year as part of Sree Ramanavami Celebrations & to establish a Music University, digital libraries and Music Centers in all the major cities of the world”
1. To organise Ramanavami Celebrations & National Music Festival every year during March-April-May at the Old fort High School Grounds.
2. To bring out Magazines and journals regarding Indian Classical Music.
3. To establish educational institutions dealing with training and promotion of Classical Music & Dance.
4. To institute a 24 hours Radio channel dedicated to Classical Music
5. To establish a theme park dedicated to Ramayana
Who Said What About Mandali
His Highness Sri Jayachamaraja Wodeyar
“Mandali is a holy integration of knowledge and Music, it’s a ‘Gnana Gana Sudhe”
Bharata Ratna C Rajagopalachari
“Mandali is the Temple of Indian Classical Music, I urge Narayanaswamy & his team to continue the tradition of celebrating Ramanavami in Pandal”
Violin Chakravarthi T Chowdiah
“Sree Ramaseva Mandali is the RAKSHA KAVACHA (Armour) Of Indian Classical Music”
Padmabhushana Dr K J Yesudas
“My concert every year at Sree Ramaseva Mandali is Purely a prayer to lord Ramachandra”
Violin Maestro Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
“There may be several temple nut none can be compared to Tirupathi Sree Ramaseva Mandali is like Tirupathi, it’s matchless & Peerless”
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
“Sree Ramaseva Mandali is indeed the Temple of Music”
“We like to perform at Sree Ramaseva Mandali not only it’s a Prestigious platform but also a spiritual one”
Masti Venkatesh Iyengar