Souvik Dutta was born in Kolkata in Bengal, India. Souvik was introduced to Yoga at the age 4 at Yogananda’s college of Yoga as a means to control his acute asthma and this practice gave him new life. His earliest study of philosophy was from the monks of Ramakrishna mission and Tagore’s influence shaped Souvik’s cultural growth.
At the age of 8, Souvik was officially initiated into spiritual life by his Kula Guru (family priest). He began his journey into Jyotish, tantra, spirituality, and dharma then which ended up being a lifetime of learning. He met his second Guru during his engineering days in the western part of India, near Pune. He was initiated into Naadi Jyotish by his second Guru. Souvik met his third Guru during his first job who initiated him into the Arsha School of Jyotish. Souvik was fortunate to have had training in 3 lineages, or paramparas of Jyotish.
Souvik established his Jyotish school, AIAC, in 2009. Since then he has lectured at numerous places in the US – Grass Valley (CA), Stanford University (CA), San Diego (CA), Whidbey Island (WA), Portola Valley (CA), Houston (TX), Madison (WI), NAMA 2015 (Santa Ana, CA), Veda MeLA 2015 (Los Angeles, CA).
He also holds numerous lectures in Chicago and its suburbs on Hindu philosophy, Mantra Shastra, Jyotish, and Hindu mythology. Souvik also does private client consultations. Souvik has more than 100 articles published online and in various astrology magazines.
Souvik lives in Aurora, IL with his wife, Amrita and son, Hridaan.
Souvik’s interview about his Jyotish journey can be found here - http://jyotishstar.com/jyotish-star-souvik-dutta-march-2015.html