Shankar, Ravi (1956)

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Shankar, Ravi (1956) Gender: M
Ravi Shankar Ratnam
born on 13 May 1956 at 00:00 (= 12:00 midnight )
Place Papanasam, India, 10n56, 79e17
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Seth
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°59' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 22°10 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 11°21'

Ravi (1956) Shankar
photo: Ceeabraham, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Indian spiritual leader, commonly known as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar or "Sri Sri" (honorific), Guruji or Gurudev. He is the founder of the Art of Living Foundation created in 1981, which aims to relieve individual stress, societal problems, and violence. In 1997, he established a Geneva-based charity, the International Association for Human Values, an NGO that engages in relief work and rural development and aims to foster shared global values. For his service, he has received some of the highest awards of several countries including India, Peru, Colombia, and Paraguay. In January 2016, he was awarded the "Padma Vibhushan" by the Government of India.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Date and place without time from various biographies.

Ashish Seth quotes a forum member in an astrogical discussion: "Tentatively, an inmate of the Ashram told me that he was born under the Arudhra star just a little after minight of May 12, 1956 (or in the early hours of May 13th, 1956) at Papanasam, near Kumbhakonam in TN. I am awaiting confirmation"


Seth later by email: "Chapter Sunrise at midnight....13 May 1956, the special day arrived.....Paati was inside the room with my mother, assisting the midwife....' The baby has a large head', observed Thangam as she encouraged Vishalam to push a little more. The gentle pitter- patter of raindrops and the sounds of deep breathing mingled with the sound of Vedic chants that made its way into the house from a 'midnight' procession of deity from the nearby Shiva temple....' My uncles stepped out and as the Lord passed by the house, the little bundle of light and joy arrived. Pg 2. Gurudev: On the Plateau of the Peak: The Life of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar; Book by Bhanumathi Narasimhan ( Sister of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar); Author: Bhanumathi Narasimhan."


  • Vocation : Religion : Spiritual Leader/ Guru
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy