Ten-year-old, Aripirala Yogananda Sastri, is a child prodigy. The resident of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh has earned his doctorate at such a young age.
Shastri is an astrologer, performs yagya and worship, and has two honorary doctorates in astrology to his name. His achievements have earned him a place in the Magic Book of Records, the Influencer Book of World Records, and the Harvard Book of Records. A fifth grade student, the young boy is also pursuing his academics.
Yogananda belongs to an astrologer family. His parents and grandparents have been practicing astrology and performing Vedic rituals for the past 16 years. It played an important role in developing the interest of the child in the field.
Yogananda’s father, Dr. Aripirala Kalyan Shastri, told The New Indian Express that his son first showed interest in understanding how future predictions based on horoscopes worked at the young age of five. It was also at this time that the child prodigy began to learn “Astrology, Vastu Shastra, and the process of performing Vedic rituals”.
In just half a decade Dr. Yogananda has been able to perform Vedic rituals and read the stars of the people. He also sings bhajans without any wrong pronunciation. According to his father, the young Pratibha has performed 70 homas and many yagyas so far.
The accomplished child prodigy told that he was inspired by his father, who helped people who came to him feeling uncertain about their future. He followed the same path, aspiring to bring peace and confidence to people’s lives by assuring them of their future.
Apart from reading horoscopes, Yogananda also runs a YouTube channel (Sanskriti Productions) which aims to provide people with solutions to their spiritual problems.
Additionally, he spends time reading mythological books and telling stories to his parents. Wonder Boy is the apple of his parents’ eyes. Dr Kalyan told TNIE, “I am fortunate to be enjoying bliss.”