Ramana Sangitam is a vast body of music comprising primarily of all the poetic works of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and on Bhagavan Ramana by various poets with translations by eminent poets into Kannada, Telugu, Hindi and English, and also a few in Gujarati, Marathi and Malayalam, all set to music. The purpose of Ramana Sangitam to make the 'Ramananubhavam' ('the Experience of Ramana') that is crystallized in these poems, available to more and more people. Because, the simplest way to convey a truth is through a song, that is why the greatest truths are found in poetic form.
Each of the works in Ramana Sangitam and in particular every one of Bhagavan's poems, has potent mantras imbedded in it. These works have the power to transform life and bestow the highest good. So they have been introduced to the music world (both to singers, right from beginners, and to listeners as well). The surest way to remember something is to sing it. Therefore, what better way to communicate the highest truths in the poems of Bhagavan and on Him, rather than to sing them?
Smt.Sulochana Natarajan, Music director, RMCL, Bangalore was born in the family whose life breath was karnatic classical music. She had a great opportunity to visit Ramanashramam in May 1949 as a girl of 13 years. She was initiated into Ramana Music by Manavasi Ramaswami Iyer in 1956, who insisted on teaching her, her own composition 'Sharanagathi'. This set the mood of Supreme Surrender to all the songs of Ramana sangitam. She blessed with incredible spirit of musicianship, has to her credit years of composing experience for Ramana Sangitam.
She has also taken up the task of noting all the songs in Ramana Sangitam in the Karnatic classical style so that it is available to all the generations ahead.