Sangeetha Kalanidhi Vid.Shri Neyveli Santhanagopalan


Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan is an acclaimed senior musician steeped in traditional classicism. A recipient of Sangeet Natak Academy award, he is renowned for rendering effective concerts couched in ‘Bhakthi’ (devotion) and ‘Bhava’ (emotion), he skillfully elevates music to the pedestal of divine life philosophy. His excellent theoretical depth with extensive research of the best approaches makes him a distinctive musicologist. This multifaceted and versatile singer is also proficient at playing the veena and percussion instruments with strengths in ‘laya’ exposition.

​ Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan hails from a culturally strong family, and was initiated into music by his mother Smt. Jayalakshmi Ammal. He obtained his early guidance from reputed gurus like Sri.Chembai C.S.Ananthamani Bhagavathar and Sri Srirangam R.Ranganathan. His hard work and passion towards music combined with the rigorous gurukulam training under Madurai Sri. T.N.Seshagopalan turned his musical abilities into a front ranking musician.

Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan is a recipient of several laurels, titles, and awards from leading music associations in India and overseas.

Prestigious awards and honours:

Sangeet Natak Academy – Central Govt. Award honoured by the president of India.

Sangeetha Choodamani – Sri Ghana Sabha

Sangeetha Kalasarathy – Parthasarathyswamy Sabha

Sangeetha Vidwanmani – Sri Thyagaraja Festival Committee, Tirupathi

Acharya Ratnakara – Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Committee

Sangeetha Chakravarthy – By conferred by SICA, Hyderabad

Sangeetha  Acharya Samrat – VIBGYOR,  Dubai for being an exemplary Global Guru.

Shanmuga Gana Shiromani – Shanmukhanandha Sabha

The above are some of the titles he has been conferred by prestigious music institutions in India. He has also received ‘Rasika Priya Ratna award from a prominent music organization in Australia.

Garnering the ‘Asthana Vidwan titles from the most esteemed Kanchi Mutt, Sringeri Mutt and Sri Ganapathy Sachidananda Mutt,Mysore. -are great honors for this deeply religious musician.

Neyveli’s explanations about music in his famous SARIGAMAPA in JAYA TV has won for him a prestigious place in the hearts of his innumerous rasikas.

Sri Neyveli Santhanagopalan has travelled to many parts of the world and has done successful concerts including benefit concerts for worthy causes. He has also greatly contributed and composed several dance –ballet

He founded ‘Neyveli Gurukulam’ to coach and guide budding musicians; anchors a daily music program ‘SaRiGaMaPa’ for JayaTV; conducts lecture demonstrations and workshops that benefits both musicians and rasikas alike.

Internet based learning:

His open mindedness towards technology encouraged him to try internet based music- NSGNETLEARNING

Numerous students from all over the globe, performers,  teachers and keen learners benefit from this internet based learning system.

During June’2010, the disciples from all over the world felicitated Neyveli at a grand function at the Bay area, US for his 25 years completion of dedicated teaching.


–   Iyalum Isaiyum for Vhtv-a wing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad to spread the glory of our music and culture.

– extensive research on ‘Nada Laya Yoga’,

-25 years of completion of teaching service as a festival-Impart 25.

-Coordinated Sapthaswara Devatha Homam for the benefit of all the participating musicians, rasikas, scholars, critics, sponsors and organizers in the December Music season.

Shishyakulam series-initiated exclusively for all the Shishyas who belong to Neyveli Gurukulam from all the country in order to exhibit their musical excellence.

.Carnatic Epic Choir –with more than 300 participants at Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana 2015.

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