Sri Ramanavami festival in Bangalore can be called the city's music 'season'. Many organisations attached to Sri Rama temple and other organisations that promote classical music come up with a series of concerts during this period. While some organisations start their music festival on Ugadi (Kannada / Telugu New Year's Day) and continue till Sri Ramanavami day, some others begin their concerts on Sri Ramanavami. This period of nine days, also called Vasanta Navaratri or Chaitra Navaratri is an auspicious time of the Spring season in India. The weather is pleasant and encourages the listeners to sit under temporary tents or pandals to listen to concerts.
The major organisations that host concert series during Sri Ramanavami are spread across different localities of Bangalore. The 90-year-old festival of Sri Rama Seva Bhaktha Mandali in Srirampuram and 81-year-old Sri Rama Seva Mandali that hosts the biggest of the festival series at the Fort High School grounds in Chamarajpet are the earlier ones to start such concert series.
Sri Seshadripuram Ramaseva Samithi and Vyalikaval Sri Rama temple also continue to host music festival for more than five decades. The newer parts of the city with cultural associations in those areas also host concerts.
Listed below are links to music festival hosted by different organisations. (Click on the links to view the schedules)
For concerts listed date-wise, visit the Global Calendar Page.
1. Sri Ramaseva Mandali, Chamarajapet
2. Sri Rama Seva Bhaktha Mandali, Srirampuram
3. Sree Seshadripuram Ramaseva Samithi, Seshadripuram
4. Sri Rama Mandira, Malleswaram
5. Sri Rama Seva Mandali, Koramangala
6. Vyalikaval Extension Association - Sri Rama Temple
7. Rajarajeswarinagar Cultural Association
8. Sri Vani Kala Kendra, Basaveshwaranagar
9. Sri Jayarama Seva Mandali, Jayanagar