An inquisitive mother set out on a quest for Sri Vaishnava Sampradayam related stories and books for her then-toddler boys. Unable to find suitable catchy and simple contents, she drew inspiration from a fellow mother to develop her first book on Mudhal Azhwargal. A humble beginning with a simple goal to narrate stories of 12 Azhwars for children, slowly turned into a publication. With the support, encouragement and guidance from like–minded friends and well-wishers, SRISHTI took shape to what it is now.
Vaishnavism is a school of thought under Hinduism which propogates the principles of VIshishta advaitam. A true Vaishnavite is said to be one who is full of empathy towards others and follows the path of truthfulness, peace and is free of vices. Vaishnavites understand their cause of birth to be servants of Lord Narayana and to serve His creations with purest thoughts and actions.
SRISHTI means “creation” in Sanskrit. SRISHTI aims to inculcate devotion and knowledge in children and kindle within them the true spirit of a Vaishnavite living through the medium of stories and art. True to its tagline - “Tales of Teerthams and Kshetrams”, SRISHTI curates stories on numerous abodes of Lord Narayana called Divya Desams or Kshetrams; and chronicles of the great acharyans and the Azhwars who have served the illustrious Guru Paramaparai of Vaishnavism.
Meet Our Team
Padmanabhaswamy is the brain and driving force of SRISHTI. Pappan, as we call him, is the creator of each of our thoughts and the resulting actions. He guides us through all our projects and thus the name SRISHTI – which literally means “creation” in sanskrit. We believe that it is His Sankalpam or Divine Will that manifests through all our projects. SRISHTI will remain a tiny drop in His Ocean.
SRISHTI is the brainchild of Sreevidhya Ramanujam who is a special needs educator by profession. She lives with her family in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
An ardent seeker of knowledge, she believes that SRISHTI is the path to her own spiritual journey towards a Vaishnavite way of living. A polyglot and handicraft maker, Sreevidhya is also passionate about yoga, early learning, gentle parenting, zero waste living and minimalism.
A culture enthusiast, incredible artist, remarkable story teller, Smt. Veda Nambirajan or our beloved Veda Paati is rooted in traditions. She has ably sketched for SRISHTI’s coloring cards titled “12 Names of Vishnu”.
Further, she is the curator of delightful short stories in Tamizh offered under the title “வேதா பாட்டி சொன்ன கதை - Veda Paati Sonna Kadhai". Smt. Veda is inspired by the vision of SRISHTI and serves our cause with dedication and commitment. She lives with her family in Thiruvananthapuram, India.
A brilliant sketch artist, skillful writer, and an articulate speaker, Smt. Rohini is an ardent devotee of Lord Krishna and a conversant in Divya Prabandham.
She is our primary artist whose splendid works shine through our Azhwar series publications. Smt. Rohini is highly spirited and committed towards the vision of SRISHTI.
A maths teacher by passion, Smt. Rohini lives in the buzzing city of Mumbai, India with her family. Follow her on youtube under the channel - Rohini's Ramblings.