Veda scholar neurosurgeon

via published on May 7, 2006

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:An eminent neurosurgeon well-versed in the Vedas. This is what makes M Sambasivan unique.

Sambasivan is completing 70 on May 7. He retired from the State medical service after a career spanning around three decades. He is now working as a consultant at the Cosmopolitan Hospital here.

Special jas, Rudra japam and abhishekam be performed on Sunday morning at the Karamana Lord Sathyavageeswara Temple where Sambasivan has been the thanthri for over three decades.

He is involved in several religious activities, which had become an inseparable part of his life right from the childhood days.

He religiously performs daily dhyavandanam and poojasin the midst of his hectic medical duties.

His father initiated son of Mahadeva Iyer, Sambasivan into the world of the swadharma of observing the rites and rituals in the formative years.

Brought up in the midst of Vedic culture, Sambasivan acquired proficiency in Sanskrit, Vedas and thantra vidya along with his studies in schools and colleges.

Veda chanting (both adhyayana and adhyapana) still remains one of his pet avocations.

Married to S Gomathy, S ambasivan has two sons – S Mahesh and S Kumar – and a daughter Srividya. Mahesh also is a neurosurgeon. He is now practising in Kochi. Kumar is working in a drug manufacturing company. Srividya is married to Shivkumar, a mechanical engineer now working in Muscat.

A former president of the Kerala Brahmana Sabha, Sambasivan has been performing the thantric rites of Karamana Sathyavageeswara temple, Sreekanteswaram Sree Durga Devi Temple and the Sree Mahaganapathy Temple at the Sree Sakthi Paper Mills at Chalakudy.

He is the patron of the Vaidika Dharma Sabha and chairman of the advisory committee of the Pazhavangady Sree Mahaganapathy temple.

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