Sulochana Pattabhiraman Utsavam is an initiative of Swaralaya Arts forum’s Founder Director, Ravi Iyer’s vision in paying homage to Smt Sulochana Pattabhiraman. She was instrumental in the beginnings and growth of Swaralayam Arts forum, besides being multifaceted mentor to children and adults alike. The JSS Sangeetha Sabha organises Music Conference in memory of Jagadguru Sri Shivaratri Rajendra Swamiji . The conference is very popular among both the musicians and the connoisseurs and eagerly looked forward by them.
Vidushi M S Archana and Vidushi Apoorva Sameer Rao performed Bhratanatyam on the episodes of Ramayana. Seetha Swayamvara, Abduction of Seetha by Demon Ravana and the war between Rama and Ravana were the few episodes recited on cultural evening which was organized by VIIS specially for University of South Carolina team.
Carnatic music of south India is considered one of the oldest systems of music in the world. The basis of carnatic music is the system of raga(melodic scales) and Talas(rhythmic cycles). An important element is its devotional content. The lyrics of the traditional compositions, whether mythological or social in nature, are set entirely against devotional or philosophical background.