To celebrate, acknowledge and honour all the Gurus

On the auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima



Rendering compositions on Guru


Mangala Subrahmanya, Vijayashree Rao, Manasa Gireesh, Madhuri K.V, Thejaswini, Nagashree Narayan, Vaishnavi Mayya, Manasa K.S and Pavani Kashinath.

Guests of Honour

Keerthanacharya Shri Lakshmandas Velankar

Vidushi Sudha V Murthy

Vidushi Rohini Manjunath

 Dr. B M Jayashree

Vidushi Kamala Balaji

About Guru Darshana  

Guru is the primordial entity who helps the aspirant to seek the absolute supreme. Guru’s grace is the benevolence of the almighty himself. Sanaatana Dharma has always given importance to Guru, and the Guru is seen with great reverence by the shishya. Indian music which dates back to the Vedic period, follows this tradition and many compositions were composed by composers on their respective Gurus.

Guru Darshana is conceived on this theme. Guru has been portrayed by different composers in different ways. This presentation comprises compositions of Tyagaraja, Muttuswami Dikshitar, Mysore Vasudevacharya, Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar, Meera Bai, Havina Haalakallaya, Chenna Basavanna and Rajaram who have portrayed Guru in a unique style.

Date and Time: 25th August 2019, 10AM (please be seated by 9.45AM)

Venue: Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy

Shop No. 36, 9th Main, B V Karanth Road, Near Post Office,

9th Main Road, Banashankari Stage II,

Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

Ph No: +91 98455 14661, +91 99867 99652


About Vanamala Center for Art and Culture

Vanamala Center for Art and Culture, the brainchild of Dr. Meera Rajaram Pranesh, traces its origin to 1995 when it was first instituted as Vanamala Art Foundation. Over the years it evolved into an organization for promoting Indian art and culture. Vanamala Center for Art and Culture provides an environment for learning, through expert guidance, to preserve, promote and propagate Indian Art and Culture for posterity.

Our Publications:


  • Musical Composers during Wodeyar Dynasty (1638-1947 AD)– Dr Meera Rajaram Pranesh- Rs.150/-
  • Harikeshanallur Dr L Mutthaih Bhagavatar– A Biography Dr Meera Rajaram Pranesh Rs:400/-
  • Journal– with 51 articles on various art forms authored by research scholars all over India, released during National Seminar on Katha Keertan conducted by the Center.
  • Kannada Suladis of Haridasas- Rs:250/-


  • DVD- Documentary Sri Chakra Darshana in English and Kannada through Sri Mutthuswamy Dikshitar’s Kamalamba Navavarana Kritis Script and Direction- Dr Meera Rajaram Pranesh and Dr A Pranesh – Rs 400/-
  • Kannada Suladis of Haridasas– Rs:250/-


  • Bhakti YaanaBhaktiyaana- Songs depicting the daily upacharas from Suprabhata to Laali to Lord Lakshmi Narayana –Rs 50/-
  • Sarvam Brahmamayam– Collection of devotional songs- Vidushi H K Kamala Balaji- Rs:100/-

The latest offering of Vanamala Center for Art and Culture includes Bharatiya Samskriti Darshana a series of lecture demonstrations which touches upon various facets of Indian art and culture. It has conducted more than 17 lecture demonstrations by scholars in various fields under this series.

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