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School Histroy

Sivasankara Pandyaji, the illustrious founder of The Hindu Theological School, Madras(now Chennai), was born on the 6th of August, 1853, in Puliyur near Kodambakkam in Madras which we now call Chennai. His father Sri. Ramanatha Pandyaji was the ‘Dharmakartha’ of a Siva temple in Puliyur and was deeply religious.Young Sivasankara imbibed from his god-minded parents deep devotion to Hindu ideals.

A bright lad, he matriculated in 1868, when he was barely fifteen summers old, taking the 13th rank in the Presidency. In the year 1873, he sought admission into the Presidency College in the B.A. Class with Mathematics as his special subject.