Govt. of Karnataka has honored him with the prestigious Rajyotsava Award in the year 2004 (highest award of the state).
He has been associated actively with many cultural and learned organizations in India, and has contributed significantly to spread of Sanskrit and Vedic learning in all its branches. In the year 2007 he has been with the “Aryabhata Award”, he was awarded “Chidambar Prashasti” from the renowned Sri Gubbi Ashram, Gubbi and presently in 2009 he is been awarded the “Vaastu and Jyothisya Samrat” award from the authority of well known pilgrimage Sri Datta Kshetra- Ganigapura and has recognized his contributions in the field. In fact, his ambition in Life is to establish a Sanskrit and Vedic University in India, where different classical disciplines (Nyaya, Vykarana, Veda, Jyouthisha and Vedanta) are not only taught but also researched into. Also expert in Vaastu and Astrological Advice. Prominent business and corporate houses are benefited by his advice, and constantly seeking his guidance and advice on their commercial and emotional matters. He is committed to the preservation of ancient Indian Culture and has spared no expenses or effort in the furtherance of this cause. He is a scholar in his own right. His acquaintance with the Sastric disciplines are an asset for the organizations, he is associated with.
He is regularly associated with the media for contributing Almanac & Astrology (Print, Electronic & Visual Media, Such as Times of India – Several Editions and in leading Kannada Daily Vijaya Karnataka. He is regularly giving a programme on Vaastu Sastra and Astrology in E-TV (leading Kannada T.V. Channel) and also associated with the Doordarshan- Chandana Channel and the English Channel Times Now by giving the Daily Almanac. He is specialized in advising the young professionals and business executives on various key projects and career, such as venture capital, portfolio management, primary and secondary market, International trade, banking, diversification, reviving the sick industries, I. T. related industries and industrial problems. He has Extensively traveled in India and abroad such as Russia, European Countries, U.S.A., Middle East, Bangladesh, Singapore and Nepal etc. American News papers the “Washington Post”, “Wall Street Journal”, and Daily London News Paper “Times” have published his interviews, and most of the World’s famous Newspapers have taken his interviews as the Head lines.
The Global Channels B.B.C., C.N.B.C. have also telecasted his interviews. He is a deep devotee and an associate of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri. He married H.SULOCHANA (in 1991) and blessed with two sons Bharadwaj Somayaji (October 1996) and Koundinya Somayaji (November 1997). He is young, enthusiastic and energetic; he is a typical specimen of the old time Pandit coupled with all contemporary wisdom, well versed with modern techniques of scholarship and management. And his sense of values would make him an ideal participant in any learned body.