K.P.Umapathy Acharya

Hereditary Architect
Director, Institute of Sacred Architecture, Kumbakonam

• Post graduation in Public Administration
• Published two Silpa Sastras "Silpavidya Rahasyopanishad” and Ratha Laksana
• Constructing new temples and helping to restore old.
• He was given Best Artist Award by Govt. of Tamilnadu in 2004
• Honored by the Shanta Prasad Award in 2008 for outstanding excellence in traditional knowledge
• He is Awarded with prestigious title” Abhinava Sarvasiddhi Acharya” in Badami
• Sri. Acharya always interested to teach Vedas and Silpa texts and practical intricacies of Temple architecture and iconography. He and his brother are tirelessly working to revive the Viswakarma traditional knowledge and ancient system of temple architecture and iconography.

K.P.Umapathy Acharya