Sree Ramanavami Global Music Festival
With the onset of Rama Navami, a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, begins the prestigious, Sree Ramanavami Global Music Festival in Bengaluru. A much-loved event in the Indian classical music circuit, this primarily Carnatic festival has hosted eminent musicians since 1939. Three Presidents and four Vice Presidents of India and all the Governors and Chief Ministers of Karnataka have inaugurated the celebrations.
Among the leading musicians who have performed at the Sree Ramanavami Global Music Festival post Independence include Dandapani Desikar, R. R. Keshavamurthy, Salem Chellam Iyengar, Veena Doreswamy Iyengar, Salem Raghavan, P. Bhuvaneshwariah, Lalgudi G. Jayaraman, M. S. Gopalakrishnan, K.S. Gopalakrishnan, Madurai T. N. Seshagopalan, Sudha Raghunathan, Bombay Jayashree, Sowmya and Nithyasree Mahadevan.
The 86th edition of the festival will take place between 9-13 April 2024, in commemoration of the birth centenary of S V Narayanaswamy Rao and Golden Jubilee of renaming Mysore State as “Karnataka”. The festival will be held at the Special Pandal, Old Fort High School Grounds. The lineup will comprise over 400 international musicians, as well as scholars of Hindu mythology. The 20th Prathibhakankshi Music Competition will also be held during the festival. This year’s line-up includes Kumaresh R and Jayanthi Kumaresh, Trichy Krishna, Mysore Shrikant, Ramakrishnan Murthy, Charulata Ramanujam among others.
Read about other music festivals in Karnataka here.
How To Get There
How to Reach Bengaluru
1. By Air: You can reach Bengaluru via air at Bengaluru International Airport, which is located at a distance of 40 km from the city.
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2. By Rail: Bengaluru Railway Station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bengaluru, including the Mysore Express from Chennai, Karnataka Express from Delhi, and Udyan Express from Mumbai, which cover many major cities in between.
3. By Road: The city is connected to various other cities via major national highways. Buses from neighbouring states run on a regular basis to Bengaluru and Bengaluru Bus Stand also runs various buses to major cities in South India.
- Food stalls
- Gendered toilets
- Wheelchair access
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. An umbrella. Bengaluru experiences rains during April and May. It’s advisable to carry rainwear.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.
3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate at the things you should keep handy.
About Sree Ramaseva Mandali Ramanavami Celebrations Trust
Sree Ramaseva Mandali Ramanavami Celebrations Trust
The origins of the Bengaluru-based Sree Ramaseva Mandali Ramanavami Celebrations Trust, which was founded…
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