My name is Raka. I was born and raised in a very active spiritual Brahman family in Michigan, USA. I am the first generation of my family to be born and raised in the United States. My father was the priest for our community, just as his father was and his grandfather for generations, and while growing up I often helped my parents prepare for blessings and ceremonies, gathering flowers and grass, making food, grinding sandalwood into paste, and collecting water. I have always been enchanted by ceremony and the hymns and mantras sung in praise of the mystical powers of our universe.
I love art and to dabble in many different medias of expression. My artwork is very unique and expresses my Indian heritage, my emotion, and my need to feel things. On my journey I have studied classical Indian dance for over 30 years, Mechanical Engineering to a post graduate level, I am a Ayurvedic Practitioner, trained in Panchakarma and Ayurvedic Bodywork treatments, reader of Tarot, Jyotish reader of astrological charts, and lifelong student of the Vedic Sciences. I works part time on hospital medical database systems while pursuing my artist and spiritual passions.
Following in the Hindu and Vedic art tradition, my art and healing is directed at transporting individuals into a realm, full of wonder and bliss, where they experience the essence of their own consciousness. I strongly love this world and hope to help others nourish their bodies, minds, and spirits through reconnection with the earth, accepting and understanding of suffering, and unlocking the mysteries of our karma, this world, and the universe that we all share together.