T. S. Syamkumar is a Sanksrit Scholar who is a postgraduation and M.Phil holder in Sanskrit literature from Sanskrit University Kalady. He has submitted his doctoral thesis in Expiatory Rites in Kerala Tantric Rituals at Sree Sankarachary University of Sanskrit Kalady. Many of his research papers were published in national and international journals. He has authored a few books on Temple Tantra like Atmaprakasham, Tantrikata Samskaram Darshanam (Ed.), Keraliya Tantra Paramparyam and Sabarimala Hindu TantrangalumYadharthyavum and is also the recipient of many prestigious awards and fellowships including the Ambedakar National Fellowship, Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, University Grants Commission, Bahrain Pratibha Puraskar, Student Federation of India etc.