• [ March 03 2024, 04:00 PM To 07:00 PM ]

    Brief Profile of Dr Pantula Rama

    Pantula Rama is a leading exponent of Carnatic music. She has received

    international acclaim as “The Golden voice” that traverses more than three

    octaves with a mesmerising effect in the lower octave. Rama is hailed as the

    “Nightingale” and “Melody Queen” of Andhra Pradesh. Her performances on

    the world’s leading stages garnered her a worldwide fan club that admire the

    magic and classicism of her music.

    Dr Rama had her initial training in music under her father Sri Pantula Gopala

    Rao and her advanced training under ‘Sangeeta Kalasagara’ Sri Ivaturi

    Vijayeswara Rao. A child prodigy who started performing full-length concerts

    at the age of eight, Dr Rama is widely admired as a genius in her chosen art

    form. She is one of the youngest to be awarded ‘Top grade’ in Vocal by All

    India Radio and is also proficient in Violin and Viola playing.

    Dr Rama received her PhD in music from Andhra University and authored the

    book - ‘Shaping of an ideal Carnatic Musician through Sadhana’. She is the

    recipient of many prestigious awards including– ‘Indira Sivasailam endowment

    award’, ’Senior Outstanding Vocalist’ & ‘Best Pallavi Award’ from The Music

    Academy, Madras, ‘Ragam Tanam Pallavi Award’ – Cleveland Tyagaraja

    Aradhana Festival and ‘DEVI’ The New Indian Express women’s award for

    dynamism and innovation. She has been felicitated with titles like ‘Vani Kala

    Sudhakara’, ‘Sangeeta Kalasagara’, ’Gana Kala Saraswathi’, ‘Sangeeta Sudha

    Saraswathi’, ‘Sangeeta Sudhanidhi’, ‘Isai Peroli’ among others.

    A multi-talented personality and a believer in organic transformation through

    music, Dr Rama is the founder of “PaRa...the Supreme,” a no-barrier socio-

    cultural movement. A vocalist, instrumentalist, academician, teacher, author,

    and arts advocate, Dr Pantula Rama has been a constant inspiration for

    musicians next-gen.

  • [ March 30 2024, 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM ]
    Mystic Arts Presents Karthik Live 5 PM

  • [ May 18 2024, 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM ]

    Chitra Varnam 2024

    Saturday, May 18th @ 6PM 

Temple News

 Dear Devotees and Patrons,

Temple / Cateen is Open Now At New Location.
6100 SW Raab Road, Portland, OR-97221

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Welcome to Portland Balaji Temple

The Hindu Educational and cultural society of America (HECSA) , is a non-profit association that caters to the religious, cultural and educational needs of a growing population of Indian families in the portland area. The goals of Portland Balaji temple Hillsboro, OR (as part of HECSA) are:

The Temple also promotes cultural awareness by organizing cultural programs and shows on a regular basis to give our children and adults many opportunities to have a glimpse of the great culture, and a first-hand experience of how festivals are celebrated across diverse India.