AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to the sudden surge of cases in the ongoing pandemic and the current restrictions, the Samithi has decided to put the Sriramanavami Music Festival on hold, in the interest of public safety. We hope to conduct the online festival at an opportune time later this year when the conditions become safe and favourable.
- Secretary, SSRSS
Since 1948, the Sree Seshadripuram Ramaseva Samithi has been serving the cause of Carnatic music by conducting the annual Sree Ramanavami Music Festival with free concerts for the music-loving public of Bangalore and now online for rasikas around the world.
The Sri Ramanavami music concerts have to come to stay in the city. Now there are several organisations on that behalf. This Samithi which has been in existence for over 70 years, is one of the earliest, dedicated to serve the Carnatic classical music-loving public in an effort to preserve and propagate our rich, everlasting tradition and culture.
It commenced in a humble manner with a few concerts in the Sri Rama Temple premises at Seshadripuram Circle. Perhaps with a view to cater better to the music-loving public in this part of the city, public-spirited persons like Sri C. D. Gopala Iyengar and others came together to found this Samithi in the year 1948. They were the pioneers whom we all remember with gratitude. You can read about the history of the Samithi here.
In the course of time, the Samithi has grown and an endurable bond now exists between Seshadripuram Educational Trust (SET) and this Samithi. The concerts are conducted in the open-air atrium of the Seshadripuram College. The ambience is conducive to listen to music and meditate at the same time (Dhyanamarga) perpetuated by immortals like Saint Purandaradasa, Thyagaraja and others.
The Samithi is grateful to SET on several counts which the Samthi acknowledges, just as the Samithi is equally grateful to the music-loving public, patrons, sponsors and everyone who support the Samithi year after year. They are the backbone of this Samithi.
The Samithi conducts the Annual Music Festival during the Sri Ramanavami season from Rama Navami Day for about two to three weeks.
Despite increasing costs which spiral year after year, the Samithi has continued to provide free concerts on the Seshadripuram College platform (and now on virtual platforms) graced by all leading musicians of the time.
We request you to make any possible contributions you can to strengthen the Samithi. Your contributions will be gratefully acknowledged by the Samithi which will forever remain in the humble service of Sri Rama and the Carnatic classical tradition.
The President and Executive Committee Members
on behalf of
Sree Seshadripuram Ramaseva Samithi