Pt. Mahapatra has worked with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (of Transcendental Meditation) for 10 years in the field of Astrology, has given discourses on Upanishads and Bhagavat Geeta at Chennai. He is an avid reader of Jiddu Krishnamurti, Ramana Maharishi and Osho.
He has been practicing astrology for the last 25 years. He first started studying it when he was in high school. He gained further knowledge from his father and grandfather (both Ayurvedic doctors).
He has travelled 18 countries for astrological lectures and consultations over a period of 14 years. He has seen more than six thousand charts and imparted individual consultations.
"My approach towards astrology is holistic chart reading, as I have also studied Vedanta, Bhagavat Geeta and Upanishads extensively. I have studied Adwaita Vedant at Sandipani Sadhanalaya (seminary of Swami Chinmayaanda) in Mumbai", says Pt. Mahapatra.
According to him "In Holistic Astrology, I blend the values and principles of Bhagavat Geeta, Upanishads, Ayurveda with Vedic Astrology to give everybody a Wholistik look at their LIFE."