Ten-year-old Aripirala Yogananda Sastri is a child prodigy. A resident of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, he received his doctorate at such a young age.
Sastri is an astrologer, performs yajnas and pujas and holds two honorary doctorates in astrology. His achievements earned him a place in the Magic Book of Records, the Influencer Book of World Records and the Harvard Book of Records. The young boy, a 5th grader, is also making progress.
Dr. Yogananda belongs to a family of astrologers. His parents and grandfathers practiced astrology and performed Vedic rituals for the past 16 years. This played an important role in developing the child’s interest in this field.
Dr. Yogananda’s father, Dr. Aripirala Kalyan Sastry, told The New Indian Express that his son first showed interest in understanding how fortune telling based on horoscopes works when he was five years old. It was also at this point that the prodigy began to study “Astrology, Vastushastram and the Vedic Ritual Process”.
In just half a dozen years, Dr. Yogananda became able to perform Vedic rituals and read folk stars. He even recites hymns without a single mispronunciation. According to his father, the young genius has so far performed 70 khams and several yajnas.
The accomplished prodigy told TNIE that he was inspired by his father who helped people who came to him feeling uncertain about their future. He followed the same path, trying to bring peace and certainty to people’s lives, assuring them of the future.
Apart from reading horoscopes, Yogananda also runs a YouTube channel (Sanskriti Productions) dedicated to providing people with solutions to their spiritual problems. In addition, he spends time reading mythological books and listening to his parents’ stories. A wonderful boy is the apple of his parents’ eyes. “I was lucky enough to enjoy the bliss,” Dr. Kalyan told TNIE.
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