Pundit Sharma Samavedula is a 6th generation Sama Veda pundit and a Shri Vidya Upasaka. In 1990, after 12 years of study, Pundit Sharma received his Masters Degree in Vedic Studies (Ganapati Pandit). During this time, he learned the grammar and other aspects of Sanskrit and the performance of different kinds of pujas and yagyas. In 2002, he founded the Vedic Yagya Center located in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India and Fairfield, Iowa. His Center offers Vedic yagyas (sacred ceremonies), homams (ancient fire ceremonies), and pujas as prescribed in the Vedas and Shastras, the holy Indian scriptures. By utilizing the sound vibrations of specific Sanskrit mantras, these performances can help alleviate many problems of our modern times.