Wikipedia defines Guru-Shishya parampara as the tradition of spiritual relationship and mentoring where teachings are transmitted from a guru “teacher” (Sanskrit: गुरु) to a śiṣya “disciple” (Sanskrit: शिष्य) or chela. Such knowledge, whether it be Vedic, agamic, architectural, musical or spiritual, is imparted through the developing relationship between the guru and the disciple.
“I have been so fortunate to have two great masters – Tiruvarur S. Balasubramaniam and A. Kanyakumari as my Gurus. It is only with their abundant blessings, I am able to guide my Shishyas today. The Guru Shishya tradition is sacred and liberating to me because it gives me a blueprint that I can customize for a powerful and productive two-way knowledge exchange with my students. A deep emotional bond between the shishya and the guru combined with commitment, devotion and a willingness to goof around makes it a rewarding experience. My students and I are aligned heart and soul with this goal. I see my students grow at an exponential rate and excel at their art and craft from the very beginning, making our journey a joyful road trip in which family members, friends and well wisher
s hitch a ride and never get off the vehicle”.