Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma

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Brahmasri Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma
Samavedam in 1999.jpg
Shanmukha Sarma in 1999
Religion Hinduism
Philosophy Advaita Vedanta
Born Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma
(1967-06-26) 26 June 1967 (age 49)
Asika, Orissa
Guru Sadguru Sri Pinapaati Veera badra Mahadev Garu, V Sadguru Sivananda Murty and others
Honors Samanvaya Saraswati,Vagdevi Varaputra,

Brahmasri Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma (born 26 June 1967) is a popular person on television in India, and well appreciated for his commentary/discourses on Rudra Namakam, Vishnu Sahasranamam, Sivanandalahari, Soundarya Lahari, Lalitha Sahasranamam, Siva Tatvam, Ganapathi Tatwam, Sri Krishna Tatwam, Ramayanam, Bhagavatam, the Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharatham, Dakshinamurti Tattvam, Sutha Samhitha, Aditya Hrdayam and the kritis of different Vaggeyakaras.

Early life[edit]

Sri Samavedam shanmukha Sarma was born to Sri Samavedam Rama Murthy Sarma and Smt. Ramanamma in 1967, in Asika, Orissa. He completed his B.A.(Hons) in Economics from Berhampur University. He joined as a sub-editor for Swathi weekly magazine.

Film career[edit]

Sarma garu first tried his hand at writing lyrics of devotional songs and made an audio album with the help of noted playback singer, S.P.Balasubrahmanyam. The album was an instantaneous hit, opening doors for him to enter the glamour world of cinema in Chennai. Later, Sarma garu wrote several hit songs for the Telugu films, such as Suswagatham, Subhakaankshalu, Pellisandadi, Pedarayudu, Suryavamsam, etc. Having experienced some success in the cinema field, though, Shanmukha Sarma did not become a slave to it. He has been able to break free from any addiction or intoxication of success and continue his more arduous pursuits of spiritual development.


As Sri Sarma garu was brought up in a scholarly family, he learned shastras and kavya vachanas from eminent gurus. Dedicating his life to more metaphysical matters, he now tours the State giving discourses and lectures with Hyderabad as his base. His first lecture on 'Agni' at the Sivaramakrishna kshetram in Vijayawada laid the foundation for the endeavour. The lecture was a great success, and Sri Shanmukha Sarma has continued from there.[1]

He has been giving religious discourses, lectures on the rich Vedic values and Itihasas, all over Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India. He has toured extensively in the US, UK and Australia, gave lectures on Hindu scriptures, and on Indian heritage.

He is thus instrumental for bringing about a cultural and spiritual renaissance. His handling of the subtlest subjects of epics and Upanishads shows his level of scholarship and command, besides interpretative expertise. He draws huge gatherings of discerning listeners everywhere.[2]


With a view to bring that ocean of knowledge of vedic Shastras in a style that can be understood by many people, Sri Sarma started a monthly magazine called 'Rushipeetham. Related website:


  1. ^ Article, The Hindu, 2004-03-15.
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