Founder, Padmashree Awardee MAHAMAHOPADHYAYA DR R SATHYANARAYANA is one of the foremost thinkers and writers in the field of Art (especially Indian music and Indian dancing) in modern India. He is broad-based in several physical sciences, humanistic and indological disciplines. Prof Sathyanarayana belongs to the third generation of the sisya-parampara of the saint-composer Sri Tyagaraja. Sri Sathyanarayana is a noted guru in the srividya tantra of kadimata and anandabhairava sampradaya
The main activities of our institution are teaching of the classical arts of Bharatanatyam and Karnataka Music, conducting many mini and major seminars, workshops, and lecture demonstrations by the visiting scholars and musicians, and inspiring new vistas into research and development in these fields. The institution has good and dedicated student strength from India and abroad. The institution is giving special training in Bharatanatyam and Indian Classical Music to Physically Handicapped and students from an Economically Weaker section of our society. In institution offers free tuition and other facilities to most of them and also other deserving pupils whose financial background makes it very difficult for them to continue to learn these divine arts. Brahmavidya is a twenty-five-year-old foundation for development, promotion, and research in Indian arts with an emphasis on Research in the main and cognate subjects. We believe that the Indian arts are forms of ‘brahmavidya’ in their plurality, function, and destination and that all art is a mode of worship of Truth, Auspiciousness, and Beauty. Our activities also extend to the promotion and teaching of Yoga and Sanskrit. Brahmavidya was established in the year 1989 with a noble thought of dedicating itself entirely to the promotion and dissemination of Indian Arts – both classical and other forms.
Carrying forward the guru -shishya Deeksha tradition of Karnataka Music and Dance
Working towards unearthing the forgotten science of Bharatiya Sangita
Brahmavidya conducts many yearly prestigious Art Festivals and Seminars/Workshops. Amongst these are; Commemorative birthday celebrations of His Highness the late Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, Maharaja of Mysore and the last ruler of Karnataka on the 18th of July, every year at Jaganmohana Palace Auditorium, Mysore. Past Governor of Karnataka His Excellency Sri T.N.Chaturvedi, inaugurated the functions. And since then many stalwarts like Vice-chancellor of Dravidian Univesity, Former Minister in Government of India Sri K.H.Muniyappa, Sri Veerappa Moily, Padmavibhushana Dr. Kasturirangan, chairman, ISRO have inaugurated these festivals and have received felicitations on these occasions. Eminent Musicians and Scholars like Padmabhushana Dr. R.K.Srikanthan, Ganakalasri R.Rajaram, Shatavadhani Dr. R.Ganesh have received the prestigious ‘Chitprabhananda’ Award instituted jointly by the Institution and Urs Community (Mysore Royal Community). Many Socio-cultural services have been conducted on these occasions that have made this yearly event a national-level art festival. During these events, another pioneering movement was also started by declaring July 18th of every year as ‘Karnataka Composer’s day’ (Karnataka Vaggeyakara Day celebrations). It has become a very important occasion for musicians from Karnataka who have spread all over the world wherein they perform concerts based on the compositions of Karnataka (music) composers like Mysore Vasedevacharya, Sri Jayachamaraja Wodeyar, Mysore Sadashivarao, Veena Sheshanna etc.