Paravoor Sreedharan tantri passes away

via HK published on July 22, 2011

Kochi:: Famous astrologer and founder of Sree Narayana Tantric Research Vidayalaya, Paravoor Sreedharan Thanthri, passed away on Thursday at a private hospital in Kochi. He was 90.

Sreedharan Tantri is the founder and chairman of Sri Narayana Tantrika Research Vidyalayam, a charitable institute in North Paravur, Ernakulam District that trains children, irrespective of caste and creed, in Kshetra Tanta Vidya. The institution also trains adults and conducts periodic reference courses for those already in the field, as well as conducts research and analysis into special ingredients and materials used as offerings in homas and kalasas.

He is the author of an important book on Kshetra Tantra called Deva Yajana Paddhati. He is also the author of Pitru Dharma Vidhi, a book on rites performed for deceased ancestors, as well as many articles on Tantra and astrology.

Sreedharan Tantri studied under the ancient gurukula system of education, guided by Sri. Pazhampilly Kandachan Asan and Sri. Sankaran Bhattathirippadu (Pazhur Padippura) and Nambiat Karnakara Pillai.Sreedharan Thantri was born on October 25, 1925 as the son of Maman Vaidyar and Parvathiyamma from Kedamangalam Kalavampara veedu.

He was awarded with Prestigous Amrithakeerthi Puraskaram in 2007 for his meritorious contributions and perpetuation of India’s Kshetra Tantric and astrological traditions. Furthermore, he is being honoured for his role as social reformer, standing as one of the main forces behind the opening of Hindu priesthood to all sections of society.

He was an active presence in many astrology seminars and temple committee. He was the main priest in many temples including famous Sreekanteswara Temple in Kozhikode .

His wife is late Amrithvalli and Jyothis, Gireesh and Rakesh are his children.

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