A May 13 Ardra Trailblazer

Today is the birthday of the spiritual master Sri Sri Ravishankar who was born on May 13, 1956. He was born under the Asterism or the Nakshtra Ardra per Panchang, the Hindu Calendar, From that angle he shares the characteristics of renowned social reformers of the Vedic tradition, namely, Shankaracharya and Ramanujacharya. Both Ramanujacharya and Shankaracharya were

Nakshatra Ardra is ruled by Rudra Devata. Rudra acts like a somic boom. Rudra shakes up status-quo by creating a type of turbulance which always rings in a benevolent change. SriSri is a mover and a shaker. He is a jetset traveler. The list of ways by which humanity has benefited from his travels is long. As a peace maker he is dear to folk from all religeous backgrounds. As a spiritual teacher he infuses a spirit of service in the minds of youngsters.

The sages of Yore gifted humanity with pearls of wisdom which they had cognized in deep meditations. The land of the Rishis faced several challenges in the past centuries preserving the Vedas. Younger generation of Indias are eager to learn Vedic mantras once again after knowing the scientific basis for the knowledge in the Vedas per SriSri's talks and lectures, SriSri has played a big role in establishing Ayurveda, the science of Health, as complement to modern medicine. He has started educational institutions to bring out the best blend of the East and the West. Sri Sri Ravishankar is a jetset Rishi, the Happiness Guru to millions around the world.