- Is the first classical music composer to compose an entire set of 108 songs on the Divya Deshams of Vishnu.
- Is one of the select few to have composed 72 songs in each one of the 72 Melakarta Ragas.
- Is the only composer to have composed in each of the 35 talas of Carnatic music and the first to have composed the 72-mela ragamalika geetam.
- Has many other unique/interesting creations such as: Pancha-raga-tala-jati-malika tillana, Pancha gati Varnam, Ashtadasha (18) Ragamalika Varnam, Dasha-Ranjani Tillana, Raga-bhasha-malika krtis, Natya-malika tillana, (for bharatanatyam, kathak and kuchipudi dance styles), Tillana in Chaturashra-Tishram and a whole piece with only descending phrases, Sada nin padame in Chakravakam.
- Has employed interesting swaraksharas (where the word matches the solfa note) in compositions like Sariga mada nigrahamu (Hamsanandi) and Sada makhari (Abhogi).
- Has introduced the concept of Schematic Swaraksharas in songs like Sada sadayudai (Hindolam), Sadaramutonu (Shankarabharanam), Samagana suma (Kalyani) and Sari gadamma (Keeravani).
- Has created eulogies in honour of Buddha, Vyasa, Adi Shankara, Ramanuja, Tyagaraja, Carnatic Music Trinity, Ramana Maharshi, Swami Vivekananda, Kanchi Paramacharya, Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, M S Subbulakshmi besides his Guru Chitravina Narasimhan and his close friend and late contemporary, Mandolin U Shrinivas.
- Has a few rare cases of eulogies through ragas newly discovered by him such as Narendra Modini in honour of Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi and Veetavanam, in honour of the iconic Western composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. He is also one of the rare few to dedicate a new raga (Mohini) in honour of Mahatma Gandhi, besides composing a song on him.
- Discovered several other new Indian ragas including one at age 2, which he named it Choodamani, after his mother. He has discovered several other ragas such as Keshavapriya, Snehapriya, Katyayani, Vivahapriya, Sanjeevini, Shivamanohari, Shivanandini, Nityamangala, Ayodhyesha and Andhakarini.
- Has set to music the entire 1330 Tirukkural verses of ancient Tamil philosopher, Tiruvalluvar in merely 16 hours in Jan 2016 besides many other creations of Azhwars, Sangam Literature, Purandara Dasa, Arunagirinathar and other classical and contemporary composers.
- Has composed a series of songs specially intended for renditions in Weddings and auspicious occasions such as Lakshmi kalyana vaibhavam and Kolahalame.
- Has composed Health and Wellness songs such as Anjaneya palayashumam in Sahana, Tryambakam yajamahe, inspired by the Mrtyunjaya Mantra in Deepakam, Vairi mada nashana in Dhenuka, Devi paratpari (Lalita) etc.
- Has also composed hundreds of short (ragam-tanam) pallavis live on stage or interesting ones such as the Shata (100) Raga Malika Pallavi and numerous interesting korvais (rhythmic cadenzas) and developed original concepts like Seamless korvais.
- Ragas employed: Ravikiran has composed major pieces in grand ragas like Shankarabharanam, Kalyani, Todi, classically evocative ragas like Yadukulakambhodhi, Sahana, Dhanyasi, Surati and Devagandhari and also in ragas such as Ranjani, Kadanakutoohalam, Bindumalini and Sindhubhairavi.
- Languages and style: Ravikiran has composed in five languages – Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Kannada and covered a range of themes ranging from the devotional through romantic to social. Most of Ravikiran’s compositions adhere to rules of classical Indian rhyme, but a few intentionally deviate from the conventional path. They are marked by alliteration, word play and on occasions feature raga-mudra (raga name incorporated in the lyrics).
- Forms: He has employed diverse forms such as varnam, krti, padam, javali, tillana, bhajans & devotionals and folk melodies (chindu).
- Has introduced the form Swarakrti, which features only solfa (swara) passages but with defined structure similar to krti, such as Pa da pa sa and explored meter based forms which he calls as Shiruppuhazh, in honour of Arunagirinathar, creator of Tiruppuhazh.
- Published works: Several of Ravikiran’s varnams have been published by Shri T K Govinda Rao in Varna Sagaram and by Shri B M Sundaram in Varna Manjari, 25 diverse compositions in Adityodayam by Savita Narasimhan and several in various online sites including https://javali.blog/. In 2009, Kalakendra.com brought out a book and a 4-volume DVD Sada Sharanam, where the composer himself teaches and renders 40 of his works.