Sthapati Santhana Krishnan
Sthapati Santhana Krishnan, was born into a family deeply committed to the practice of Vastu, architecture in harmony with nature. Following in his father’s footsteps, Santhana Krishnan received a Bachelor’s degree in temple architecture from The College of Architecture and Sculpture in Mamallapuram and an M.A., M.Phil in Sanskrit Language from Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, in Chennai.
While in college, Santhana Krishnan was given the opportunity to gain further experience under the expert tutelage of Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, considered a respected master of Vastu. During this time he researched and translated ancient texts and scriptures relating to Vastu and language, including the 108 Upanishads. He has written and presented numerous papers which have gained appreciation among scholars.
Currently, Sthapati Krishnan is translating Mayan’s Pranava Veda from Tamil to English. He conducts classes for the International Institute of Mayonic Science and Technology, in Chennai and is on the faculty of American University of Mayonic Science and Technology, in the US.
Sthapati Krishnan has made a significant contribution to Mayonic architecture under the guidance of his mentor, Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati. His primary focus is stone architecture with a highlight being in the marking of ten elephants at Saint Thiruvalluvar Statue, which stands in the sea in Kanyakumari. Another major project is the Gurunathar Temple at Reddiapatti, a stone temple renovation project constructed primarily in cement and steel. As a result of this project, he was awarded the title of “Sirpa Kalai Arasan” for his tremendous contribution.
Krithika Karuppiah is a contemporary architect whose interest in the traditional Indian architecture developed gradually. After completion of a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture from Hindustan College of Engineering at Madras University in 1999, Ms. Karuppiah joined Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati’s organization as an architect.
As a Sthapatya Vedic architect, Ms. Karuppiah has designed Vastu residences, schools, hospitals, factories, religious and monumental buildings under the tutelage of Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati for nine years.
Ms. Karuppiah has been successful in creating magnificent structures that are spiritually and physically appealing. Her first residential project in Chennai brought her into the limelight when Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, the client, and herself were interviewed by the Discovery Channel team.
Currently, Ms Karuppiah’s vastu consultation services are spread worldwide. She has assisted in the research works and book illustrations of the late Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati.
She used to deliver lectures for foreign delegates during the annual workshops on Sthapatya Veda conducted by the International Institute of Mayonic Science and Technology in Chennai and continues for the American University of Mayonic Science and Technology in the US. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Architecture at Lawrence Technological University, Michigan.
Places visited: North America, Hawaii, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, Singapore and Indonesia