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AstroVed for Spiritual Healing

June 30, 2020

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Born in Rameswaram, South India, one of the most important holy places of pilgrimage for Hindus, Dr. Baskaran Pillai’s curiosity and fascination for spiritualism as a child led him to explore the deeper meaning of life. Dr. Pillai, from the lineage of the Tamil Siddha tradition, with roots in South India, went to become a renowned spiritual leader, international teacher, scholar of mysticism, and a humanitarian. A master of the Tamil Siddha tradition, he is the first of his lineage to bridge the East-West gap.

In the early 80s, Dr. Pillai mastered double degrees in English Literature and Comparative Literature at Madurai University. He then left for foreign shores and completed his PhD. in Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. His pursuit and subsequent mastery of spiritual knowledge led him to hold distinguished teaching posts. He was a teaching fellow in the Department of Religious Studies and Coordinator of Indian Studies program for the Department of International Studies.

Dr. Pillai has an un-satiable thirst for knowledge and experimentation that has impacted his teachings. He later left academic pursuits and taught spirituality. From 1989 onwards, Dr. Pillai has traveled extensively, teaching spirituality and meditation. Dr. Pillai’s purpose is to alleviate pain and extreme poverty, and through his initiatives, he has founded several organizations that work towards fulfilling this goal.


In the course of his extensive tours, Dr. Pillai established the Tripura Foundation in 1989, a charitable non -profit educational organization that enhances human life and culture. This Foundation runs philanthropic projects in India, USA, and Mexico that elevate the academic and social skills of disadvantaged children in these countries. The Foundation focuses on programs that eradicate hunger, educate children, and empower women. It sponsors residential facilities, feeding and education programs, and caring for the elderly, impoverished, and mentally ill. This organization has come a long way in reaching out to the underprivileged and the poorest of the poor.

Dr. Pillai was deeply involved in the theory that science and religion are interconnected, and he has conducted scientific explorations of spiritual principles. He established Phonemic Intelligence that was validated by scientific initiatives, based on the theory that sounds (phonemes) can change one’s intelligence. Extensive scientific research carried out in India and the USA, have established that Phonemic Intelligence activates a part of the brain that deals with knowledge and compassion. Children across several schools are learning this fascinating tool that will empower them towards a progressive life.

Dr. Pillai started the East-West Integrative Medicine Center in 2013, an educational institution for Ayurvedic and Siddha herbs. He established The Pillai Center for Mind Science that works towards the enhancement of human intelligence and positively transforming every aspect of life, including health, prosperity, relationship, and spiritual evolution.  Dr. Pillai also founded Mind-Sound Technology based on sound-based media and education programs for youth and Pvt. Ltd that propagates Vedic science.


A distinguished speaker, Dr. Pillai, has been invited to over 48 countries around the world, spreading the message of integrating science and religion for personal enhancement and world peace. He has addressed the United Nations World Religious Forum and the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea. The author of several books including,  Life-Changing Sounds: Tools from the Other Side, Miracles of the Avatar, and One Minute Guide to Prosperity and Enlightenment, and the DVD program The Grace Light, Dr. Pillai was also editor of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism for the India Heritage Foundation.

Dr. Pillai’s role as a humanitarian comes to the forefront with his main aim to eradicate poverty across the world, besides education and empowerment. He feels the acute need to remove pain in any form, be it physical, mental, emotional, or financial. His drive and energy to make the world a more peaceful and prosperous place, as well as to address and alleviate the suffering of others, reveals compassion at the highest level. Focusing on the poorest and most underprivileged, and tirelessly enhancing their lives towards a world of progress and prosperity, makes him a unique individual, in the quest for fulfilling his dream of making the world a better place to live.

Currently, he is providing much -needed spiritual strength and energy to millions around the world, with life-enhancing Mantras, meditation, and yoga sessions. At the online spiritual center,, prayers, and spiritual upliftment for people under the ongoing coronavirus crisis is the order of the day.

A tireless propagator of spiritualism, Dr. Pillai uses it as a tool to enhance lives using quality programs. He is a fascinating amalgamation of knowledge, mysticism, scientific curiosity, and a driving force of compassion. Dr. Pillai lives in San Diego in the United States, with his wife, Vasantha. However, he spends a lot of time in India and travels around the world extensively.