Smt. Ragini Sanath

Ragini had an inception into Karnatak music at a young age under the guidance of her maternal grandmothers the Bangalore sisters - Smt. Vid. Suseela Desikan and Smt. Vid. M G Sulochana. She also pursued learning  under the tutelage of Smt. Vid. Sankari Krishnan, a beacon of the Lalgudi style of music.
    She is currently a research scholar with Jain university under the guidance of eminent musicologist, Dr.Meera Rajaram Pranesh.


She is an independent  performing artist and has been teaching students in India and across the globe for the last 7 years. PhD research scholar with Jain University (Deemed to be) since 2019. Research team member at Vanamala Center for Art and Culture.

Professional Summary

  • Online Karnatak and Western music collaboration for “Greater than” production in 2020, with Bonnie Yeager of Yeager studios - US, Viovoi music academy - India and my students from the  US.
  • Coordinated and led Dāsa Sāhithya programmes for New England Kannada Koota USA,Rayara mutt in New England SRS, Boston (NESRSB).
  • Reviewed music concerts conducted in the New England (USA).
  • Contributed journal article for “Meluku” -Contribution of Mahila Haridāsis to music - as part of     Vasanta Sahityotsava, North America Kannada Association.
  • Contributed articles to, a pioneer online Karnatak music site.
  • Presentation of  Karnatak classical and devotional music for Dāsa Sāhitya Project, TTD at  Tirumala and Mantralayam.
  • Presentation of  Karnatak classical and devotional music in  Indian Institute of World Culture, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan - Bengaluru, Cleveland Aradhana, Ohio, Karnatic Hindustani Music Circle (New England, USA), Sri Krishna Vrindavana (NJ, USA).
  • As part of the Sodhe Vadiraj mutt project, musical contribution to the book and CD "Sri  Vadiraja Pada Margadarshi - Hayavadanankita Ganasudha ''. Rendered devaranamas to the website -
  • Graded artist of All India Radio, Bengaluru.
  • Participation and recognition in various school, college and sabha competitions.
  • Recognized with the award  “Purandara Vani” by Dāsavāni group.


  • Pursued MPhil research on “ Gēya Prabandhās of 17th  Century Mysore Composers''. This study brings out in depth, Sri Gīta Gōpālam of Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar and Chikkadevaraya Saptapadi of Tirumalarya.
  • Presentation of papers-
  • “ Sri.Muttuswāmi Dīkshitar’s compositions on unsung deities”  in the National Music Seminar at the Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur.
  • “ Gēya Prabandhās of 17th  century Mysore composers” in the National Music Seminar at Madras University, Madras.
  • Academic curriculum presentation of  “Kshetra Vaibhava” programme at Ananya Sabhangana integrating multimedia and music together depicting compositions of various composers on different Kshetras.