Shri. Aravind Subramanyam, or “Sastha Aravind” as he is called fondly, is the great grand son of the famous and the revered Ayyappa devotee Sri.CV.Srinivasa Iyer (Kalpathy Chaaami Anna) who started the Pankuni Uthram festival at Shabarimalai. 

The influence of Ayyappa Cult and the devotional atmosphere in the house has had a lingering influence on him. Hailing from a family rich in Art / Culture and devotion - he is an ardent devotee of Lord Sastha, and is the author of the First Purana of Sastha. 

Even at the tender age of 13, the blissful grace of Lord Ayyappa bestowed him a specific mission. The divine spark inside him fired the divine will – Now, he not only gives lectures on Sastha (Ayyappan) but, has also authored a 500-page book in Tamil - A Purana in 21st century: Sri Maha Sastha Vijayam.

His magnum opus Shri Maha Sastha Vijayam (Complete Purana on Lord Sastha) is worth mentioning which he considers, his life time achievement.

Similar to Bhagawatha Saptaham He is the ONLY PERSON who conducts – “Sri Hariharaputra Sapthaham” – a seven days lecture series on Lord Sastha.  For this he is conferred with the title “Shri Maha Sasthru Priya Dasan”

"Anmiga Thagaval Pettagam"(Treasure house of Spiritual Knowledge) as he is known, he is a well-known writer with more than 150 spiritual articles and 10 books to his credit.

  • He has written a commentary on “Boothanatha Geetha” – similar to that of Bhagawath Geetha – given Lord Ayyappa himself. This script was retireved from palm leaves and was brought to print for the first time.
  • His article on the Historical date of Mahabharatha was translated and published in more than 10 languages.
  • He has also written a book on Goddess Lalitha Parameshwari, the one who is praised in the Lalitha Sahasranama which was very much praised by the devotees and Shrividya Upasakas as well. He was awarded with the title “Shrividyopasaka Shreshta” for this work.

He believes in propagating our rich Hindu Sanathana Dharma through his efforts especially to the next generation, so that our culture thrives for ages to come. 

Aravind Subramanyam received his MBA degree in HR as a field of specialization and also an Inter in ICWA from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He is the Management consultant by profession and also a corporate trainer. He is the managing partner of the consultation company Mind Games,Coimbatore.

He is popular both among the older generation - with his depth of knowledge on various subjects, and the youth - for his penchant for new progressive ideas and modern technology.

His Guru is Shri Seshadri Swamigal of Tiruvannamalai whose divine grace befell Aravind to aspire in this spiritual growth.

His knowledge in Mantra Sasthra and Astrology is also note worthy. In similar line to Sri Vidya upasana – he discovered the “Nava-Avarana Puja” to Sastha and is one among the handful of Upasakas - practicing the Upasana with its pristine purity.

He was specially felicitated at the Srividyopasaka Conference at Kodunkallur, Kerala for presenting a paper on “Sastha and Srividya Upasana”

This was actually an eye-opener on Sastha Upasana and the scholars there agreed that the title “Sastha Aravind” is unique to him.