Upcoming Events

Auditorium Past Events

Unikrishnan and Uthra Concert

[ June 22 2024, 05:30 PM To June 23 2024, 09:00 AM ]

welcome all.

Tarun Mridangam Arangetram

[ June 09 2024, 02:30 PM To 07:00 PM ]

Welcome All.

Arnav Mridangam Arangetram

[ June 02 2024, 02:30 PM To 07:00 PM ]

Wel Come All.

Bharat Sundar Vocal Concert

[ May 31 2024, 07:00 PM To 09:30 PM ]


Thiruvarur Girish Vocal

[ May 22 2024, 06:30 PM To 09:00 PM ]

Thiruvarur Girish Vocal

May 22nd at 6:30 PM 

Chithra Varnam 2024

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

Chitra Varnam 2024

Saturday, May 18th @ 6PM 

Akshaya Pathra

[ May 12 2024, 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM ]

This is not HECSA event. Details please check the poster.

Dr. N J Nandini Concert

[ April 28 2024, 04:00 PM To 07:00 PM ]

The team is 
NJ Nandini vocal 
B Ananthkrishnan violin 
Thanjavur Murugaboopathi mridangam 
N Guruprasad on Ghatam

Magic Bow: An Unique Event - Dance, Music and Story telling

[ April 26 2024, 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM ]


Based on the compositions of Vidwan Lalgudi Jayaraman

Concept, Script, Direction, Design

Gowri Ramnarayan

Lalgudi Jayaraman (1930-2013) had a unique attribute: a visual imagination. He painted characters and settings on his mindscreen as he composed his music. His compositions became the auditory forms of the visual scenarios he imagined.  He found greater freedom to do this by opting for ragas never used before for the genres he chose. 

That is how his jatiswaram in Raga Rasikapriya depicts a shipwrecked couple exploring an uninhabited island, the varnam in Charukesi follows a woman deluded into playing hide- and-seek with the lover - who has never left her side! The tillana in Pahadi has a God dancing on the mountain, protecting nature and the environment, to nourish body and soul. 

My script and directorial design grew out of listening to the master bowman’s music from childhood. My understanding acquired more dimensions when I interviewed him and reviewed his concerts as a critic (The Hindu). Now JustUs Repertory combines dance, music and storytelling to recreate the visual scenarios for the music as imagined by the composer. We also roam with him through the village scenes of his childhood which inspired him in his life and music. 

Sheejith Krishna rises to the challenges of the choreography with flair and innovative vision. 


Concept, script, direction, storytelling: Gowri Ramnarayan

dance, dance choreography: Sheejith Krishna

dance: Anjana Anand

lighting design: B Charles


vocals: Nisha Rajagopalan          violin: Shreya Devnath

nattuvangam, mridangam,: Sheejith Krishna      flute: JB Shruthisagar

recorded, mixed & mastered by Sai Shravanam, Resound India



Carnatic Vocal Concert - Sreerangam Venkatanagarajan

[ April 14 2024, 04:00 PM To 07:00 PM ]

Carnatic Vocal Concert

Sreerangam Venkatanagarajan

Sun, April 14th at 4PM

Tickets available at the door 

Vishnudev Namboothiry Concert

[ April 07 2024, 04:00 PM To 08:00 PM ]

Carnatic Concert

Vishnudev Namboothiry

Sunday, April 7th at 4PM 

Tickets available for purchase at the door 

Mystic Arts Presents Karthik Live

[ March 30 2024, 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM ]

Mystic Arts Presents Karthik Live 5 PM

Akshaya Pathra Event

[ March 17 2024, 02:45 PM To 08:00 PM ]

I'm Ankita Badrinarayanaraj, a freshman at Westview High School. I proudly serve as the Youth Ambassador for the Portland chapter of Akshaya Patra, where my role involves orchestrating fundraising events to support the mission of Akshaya Patra.

We’re teaming up to make a difference! Sanjay Srikanth and I are joining forces to organize a fundraiser event. We have planned a musical evening with a unique mix, bringing together various talents for a noble cause! This one-of-a-kind program will showcase not only some young talent groups in Portland but also feature an incredible band to enhance the musical experience. The event also boasts an impressive lineup, featuring captivating performances from renowned institutions such as Ramya's School of Music, Kalpana School of Dance, Natyaveda School of Dance and a Pop-Up Show by Krsaangi. It will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2024, from 2:45 PM to 6:00 PM, at the Grand Auditorium of Portland Balaji Temple (6100 SW Raab Rd, Portland, OR 97221).

 Imagine a world where no child goes to bed hungry, where every young mind can thrive through education, and where hope replaces despair. Akshaya Patra, founded with the belief that children should never go hungry or be deprived of education, is driven by this vision. The objective of Akshaya Patra is straightforward and incredibly profound: to provide wholesome, nutritious meals for children so that they can focus on their education. They understand that a healthy child is physically nourished, mentally, and emotionally. Let us remember that Akshaya Patra's work does not just involve providing food. It's about providing hope, feeding dreams, and letting children reach their full potential. As we stand at the crossroads between compassion and change, let us vow to become changing forces in this world that are so desperately needed. I was drawn to Akshaya Patra because of the cause and the remarkable teamwork dedicated to feeding hungry children in India. Introduced to this organization by my family, I firmly believe in the importance of meeting basic needs, such as providing food and education. Like everyone, I comprehend the significance of sustenance, and I'm grateful for the privilege to contribute to our community through this noble cause.

Please join hands with Akshaya Patra in its mission to eliminate hunger and promote learning. Together, we can make a world where every classroom is filled, and hearts are full of hope. And yes, all our minds have the chance to soar.

Donate Click here 

Dr Pantula Rama Concert

[ 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.

Testing Only

[ March 02 2024, 08:00 AM To 08:00 PM ]


Kalai Sangamam

[ November 18 2023, 03:00 PM To 06:00 PM ]

Kalai Sangamam

Prabashi Bengali Association

[ October 27 2023, 07:30 PM To 10:31 PM ]

Coming Soon...

Sunil Gargyan Vocal Concert

[ October 15 2023, 04:00 PM To 06:30 PM ]

 Vinjamuri Varadaraja Iyengar Memorial Concert

Admission Free for All. 

Sunil Gargyan – Vocal,

Vijay Muralidharan – Violin,

V.S. Raghavan – Mridangam

Sriranjani Santhanagopalan Vocal Concert

[ October 13 2023, 07:00 PM To 09:30 PM ]

Sriranjani Santhanagopalan – Vocal,

Sayee Rakshith – Violin,

Praveen Sparsh – Mridangam

Vignesh Iswar & Team

[ October 08 2023, 05:00 PM To 07:30 PM ]

Vignesh Ishwar – Vocal,

Kamalakiran Vinjamuri – Violin,

Sumesh Narayanan – Mridangam,

Anirudh Athreya - Kanjira

Swami Sarvapriyananda Lecture.

[ October 07 2023, 04:30 PM To 07:51 PM ]

Vedanta Society of Portland. Swami Sarvapriyananda lecture.

Entrance Free for everyone. 



Shertallay Dr K N Ranganatha Sharma & team

[ October 06 2023, 07:00 PM To 09:30 PM ]

Vidwan Shertallay Dr. K. N. Renganatha Sharma

Vidwan Sri. Rajeev Mukundan on Violin,

Vidwan Sri. Thanjavur K. Muruga Boopathi on Mridangam.


Violin Duet by Akkarai Sisters

[ October 01 2023, 04:00 PM To 06:30 PM ]

Violin Duet by Akkarai Sisters

Akkarai Sisters (Akkarai Subhalakshmi & Akkarai Sornalatha) – Violin,

Vijay Ganesh - Mridangam,

R. Sankaranarayanan – Mridangam


Kruthi Bhat Vocal Concert

[ September 24 2023, 04:00 PM To 06:59 AM ]


FREE for 2023 Fall Season Pass Holders.


Kruthi Bhat, 

a young prodigious vocalist in the field of Indian Classical Music, hails from a family of musicians. Kruthi Bhat is a conservator of her genre’s unique beauty and also preserves ancient tradition as she continues to innovate within it. Kruthi is a disciple of her mother, Vidushi Rajarajeshwary Bhat & maternal uncle Vidwan Vittal Ramamurthy. She has had the privilege to learn from the legendary Padmabhushan Sri Lalgudi G. Jayaraman and Sri T. R. Subramanyan. She is also blessed to receive guidance under renowned musicians, Neyveli Santhanagopalan, S. Sowmya, Abhishek Raghuram, Kalyani Sharma & Trivandram G. Seethalakshmi. Kruthi, an All India Radio graded artist, has performed extensively at Prestigious platforms all around the Globe and has numerous Titles and Awards to her credit. She is the youngest recipient of the title “Kala Ratna” by Cleveland Thyaragaraja Aradhana Committee, “Isai Chudar” from Karthik Fine Arts Chennai, & “Yuva Kala Mani” from Mani Krishna Swamy Academy – To name a few awards, she is a recipient of the ”Best Female Vocalist” Award from the Prestigious Madras Music Academy as part of the Spirit of Youth series, Winner of the Reality Show, Carnatic Music Idol USA Season 3 from Maximum Media Jaya TV, ” “Top 5 Voices of the Future” by Sruti Magazine & “Best Vocalist” by Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Chennai. Kruthi is a Computer Science graduate, also proficient in Western & Indian Classical violin playing, Bharatnatyam & Pastel/Acrylic Painting.


B. Sivaraman hails from a musical family and is the son of Late Sethalapathy Sri S.R. Balasubramanian, a well known musician and a disciple of Sri Papanasam Sivan, the doyen of Tamil Krithis. Sivaraman was exposed to “Laya” from various schools of thoughts. Even at his tender age he was able to reproduce the “Sorkattu” (Fingerings) played by great doyens with ease. Initially a disciple of “Sangeetha Kala Acharya” Kumbakonam Sri M. Rajappa Iyer, Sivaraman had advanced training under “Sangeetha Kalanidhi” Dr. T.K. Murthy. Being a performer since the age of 15, Sivaraman is a regular performer in leading Sabhas and organizations. An “A-Grade” artist in All India Radio he has been conferred with innumerable prestigious awards from various musical institutions and Sabhas and has also traveled extensively all over India and abroad.

Chandrasekara Sharma, a Ghatam artist and Vocalist, hails from an illustrious family having Carnatic roots. His father, Shri. T. H. Gurumurthy, a veteran Carnatic violinist, his uncle Shri. T H ‘Vikku’ Vinayakram – A Legendary Ghatam Vidwan. Chandrasekara Sharma initially started learning Ghatam from his uncle and Sangita Kala Acharya Guru Sri. T.H. Subash Chandran. He was blessed to accompany many icons including his uncle, Ghatam maestro T.H Vinayakaram on many occasions and Konnakol Maestro, Shri T H Subhash Chandran as part of his Rhythm Ensemble band. He has played numerous Tani avarthanam concerts with doyens of Music including Shri T.K Murthy, Shri. Guruvayur Dorai, Shri. Thiruvarur Bhakthavatsalam and more. He has also given his contribution to Cinema Music Albums and Tele serials. Chandrasekara Sharma is also a professional vocalist, disciple of Sri Vijay Siva & Sri R K Shriramkumar – imparting his knowledge to many students by training them in Mridangam, Khanjira, Konakkol and Vocal.

Abilash Giriprasad Vocal Concert

[ September 16 2023, 05:00 PM To 07:30 PM ]

This Concert @ Multi Purpose Hall

 Please Use Level 2 Entrance

This is a unique concept and team of musicians featuring prodigious

talents from India and America alongside veteran artists in the field of carnatic music.

Free entrance for 2023 Fall Season Pass holder.

 Fall Season Cultural Pass - Individual [ $100.00 ]

@Bhargav Tumkur

Sooryagayathri Semi Classical Vocal Concert

[ September 10 2023, 05:00 PM To 08:00 PM ]

about Sooryagayathri


Vedanta Society of Portland Fundraiser

[ September 09 2023, 03:00 PM To 08:00 PM ]

Fundraiser and Cultural Program

Anahita And Apoorva Vocal Concert

[ September 08 2023, 07:00 PM To 09:30 PM ]

Anahita & Apoorva - Vocal

Shruthi on Violin

Akshay on Mirdangam 

Carnatic Violin Concert - B. Ananthakrishnan

[ August 27 2023, 06:00 PM To 08:30 PM ]

Sunday, Aug 27th at 6PM 

Carnatic Violin Concert by

B. Ananthakrishnan - Violin

Harini Ganesh - Violin

Hari Iyer on Mirdangam

Srikrishnan Prasannan - Ghatam

Ganga To Kaveri

[ June 17 2023, 06:00 PM To June 21 2023, 10:00 PM ]

Ganga to Kaveri

Connecting Rivers through Dance

June 17th at 6 PM

HECSA Grand Auditorium 

Sangita Kalanidhi TVS Spring 2023

[ May 20 2023, 04:00 PM To 07:00 PM ]

Sangita Kalanidhi TVS

Amrutha Venkatesh Concert

[ May 12 2023, 07:00 PM To 09:30 PM ]

 Amrutha Venkatesh accompanied by M Rajeev on violin

and Arjun Ganesh on mridangam 

Vidwan Kalyana Puram Aravamudhan & Team

[ May 06 2023, 04:00 PM To 06:30 PM ]

Kalyanapuram Aravind- vocal
Raghul - violin
NC bharadwaj- mridangam
Chandrasekara sharma- Ghatam

Spoorthi Rao - Carnatic Vocal Concert

[ May 05 2023, 07:00 PM To 09:00 PM ]

 This Concert Happaning at Level 2 Multipurpose Hall @ 7 PM.

 Please buy ticket at door. 

 Tickets $50, $20

Spoorthi Rao - Carnatic Vocal Concert


  • Kempegowda State Civilian Award by the Government of Karnataka in 2015

  • All India Radio ‘child artiste’ at age 8 

  • Performed internationally-World tour in Canada, Australia, Wembley Arena-London, Singapore, Sri Lanka with legends like SP Balasubramaniam, Shankar Mahadevan, KS Chitra, Vijay Prakash and many others at age 9. Invited to perform classical concerts in Chicago (Chicago Thyagaraja Utsavam) and Malaysia.

  • Winner of Airtel Super Singer Junior 4 - a musical reality show by Vijay Television with over 2 crore SMS and online votes from all over the world with judges such as Oscar Awardee Sri. A R Rahman, Padma Bhushan S Janaki, Padma Vibhushan, Sangeetha Kalanidhi Smt. Sudha Raghunathan and Sri TN Seshagopalan, late composer M S Viswanathan, Sri SP Balasubramaniam (she sang a duet with the late legend in a concert in London)


Vidwan Kunnakudi Balamurali Concert

[ April 29 2023, 04:00 PM To 07:00 PM ]

Vidwan Kunnakudi Balamurali  Vocal

L. Ramakrishnan - Violin
Thanjavur Murugabhoopathy
Shree sundar kumar - kanjira


A Carnatic Quartet

[ April 16 2023, 04:00 PM To 07:00 PM ]

Each performance is crafted keeping in mind the musical and sonic uniqueness of the four
instruments, and their coming together in both composition and manodharma.
Every listener so has something special to take back with them, be it a Mallari, a Bhairavi
Swarajathi, a lilting Tillana, a folk song (Kavadi), or even an old film song sung by one of the
Carnatic greats. Over the course of each concert, every instrument gets its own space,
playing solo, and in combination with one, two or all three other instruments. This collabora-

tion, more than anything else, is the coming together of four artistes in simply, a celebration of instrumental music.

Ganesh Kumaresh Violin Concert

[ April 15 2023, 05:00 PM To 08:00 PM ]

Ganesh Kumaresh Violin Concert

Violin Sangita Kalanidhis Lalgudi Krishnan and Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi

[ March 12 2023, 04:00 PM To 07:00 PM ]

Violin Sangita Kalanidhis Spring Tour

Vid. Shri Lalgudi G.J.R Krishnan & Vid. Smt. Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi 

Ticket pricing (Adult) - $50, $25 & $20

Child - $10.00 

 This concert is included in the season pass, click here to purchase the pass