Mridangam Classes
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Chinmaya Mission of Orlando is offering Mrudangam classes taught by Venupuri Srinivas of the Navarasa Academy. mrudangam

Navarasa academy was started in the year of 2004.  Navarasa means 9 Rasas which stand for Shringaara (love), Haasya (laughter), Karuna (compassion), Roudra (anger), Veera (courage), Bhayaanaka (fear), Bheebhatsya (disgust), Adbutha (wonder), and Shaanta (tranquility).

The classes are conducted every Sunday at Chinmaya Mission Orlando from 1pm onwards.


About Venupuri Srinivas


Sri. M.R. Venupuri Srinivas started as a child prodigy, playing Kanjira at a tender age of one year and eight months in Tirupathi. He gave his first concert in All India Radio when he was just three years old. Srinivas learned Mridangam under legends Ramanathapuram C.S. Murugaboopathi and Trivandrum Mahadeva Iyer.

He studied in Madras Music College under Thanjavur Srinivasan, obtaining his degree with distinction and a gold medal. Srinivas is an "A"grade artist in All India Radio. Srinivas plays Mridangam, Kanjira, Ghatam, Tabala, Dholak and Western Percusions as well as Konnakol.

Venupuri Srinivas has accompanied senior artists like M.S.Subbulakshmi, M.L. Vasanthakumari, Madurai Somasundaram, Veenai Balachander, T.K Govinda Rao, Maharajapuram Santhanam, T.N. Seshagopalan, Ravi Kiran,Mandolin Srinivas and Neyveli Santhanagopalan, Hydrabad Brothers, T.N. Krishnan, N. Ramani and many more legends. Srinivas is in fusion group with Louis Banks, Shankar Mahadevan, and Shiva Mani.

He has worked with Maestro Illayaraja and has travelled all over the world performing concerts. Srinivas is one of the most sought after Mridangam Artist for Bharathantaym and has composed music for dance dramas, fusion, and contemporary dance. He accompanied dancers like Mrinalini Sarabhai, Mallika Sarabhi, Menaka Thakkar, Swarnamukhi, Padma Subramanyam, Anandi Srinivas, and other numerous dancers.

Srinivas is presently living in Tampa, Florida and runs an institution called Navarasa Academy of Performing Arts. He has been teaching Mridangam, Tabla, Ghatam, and various percussion instruments for more than 10 years in Tampa.


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Phone: (813) 507-9974
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Contact Us

Physical Address :
1221 Chinmaya Way,
Casselberry, FL, USA 32707
Phone: 407-699-7331 (Answered on Sundays from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM. You can leave a message and we will call you back.)
Email: info[at]

NOTE: The street leading to our facility was recently renamed "Chinmaya Way". It used to be known previously as "Florida Road". The physical street signs reflect the new name but GPS units and smartphones may or may not recognize that name. If "Chinmaya Way" does not work for GPS navigation, please try "Florida Road" instead.

Mailing Address :
Chinmaya Mission of Orlando Inc.
PO Box 140461
Orlando FL 32814

If you need an immediate response, please contact any of the following:

  • Chandra Brahmasandra   (407) 376-9564
  • Satish Nagarajan (407) 314-9206
  • Vibhu Agrawal  (407) 963-6301


Chinmaya Mission Orlando is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our tax ID# is 59-2889773