Our Acharyas

Swami Tejomayananda

Swami Tejomayananda, Global Head of Chinmaya Mission, inaugrates this course by his auspicious presence. His compassionate, child-like and colorful personality fills the campus with the perfect ambiance to begin the journey.

Swami Mitrananda

Swami Mitrananda, one of the resident acharyas of the course, is a dynamic leader who mitigates all fears, be it of walking on fire or of public speaking. His wide knowledge base and unique teaching style truly captivates all the youngsters around him.

Swami Swaroopananda

Swami Swaroopananda is a colourful, interactive encyclopedia on the scriptures. Listening to him expound Vedanta at his youth camps or corporate workshops is breath-taking, but even watching him tend to his plants with his gentle care or eat the most mediocre meal with such deep appreciation is equally fascinating. Swami Swaroopananda's life is an on-going lesson in spiritual living, where the students are never waiting for the bell to ring.

Swamini Vimalananda

Swami Chidrupananda

Swami Chidrupananda is the Acharya of Chinmaya Mission Noida and Director(North Zone) of AICHYK.  A Science Graduate he has worked under the guidance of Poojya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda as CHYK Secretary of Hyderabad, as Andhra Pradesh Coordinator of CHYK Activities and as Secretary General of All India CHYK for 7 years.  He has toured all parts of the country, addressed many companies like BSNL, NTPC, NHPC, Bokaro Steel Plant etc apart from different universities and colleges. He has meticulously executed many National Projects like -"Art of Man Making Quiz competitions", “Awakening Indians to India” and "Transforming Indians to Transform India" in which lakhs of youth participated

Swami Ramakrishnanda

Swami Ramakrishnanda, also known as SRK, is our Sanskrit hero. A fond lover of our language of the country teaches Sanskrit joyfully and interestingly through illustrations and regular day-to-day language.  Introducing Concepts with Ease, Showcasing the rich heritage and values, Getting rid of Sanskrit study fear ; Swami Ramakrishnananda will make you leave the course with the ability of conversing at the dinner table in Sanskrit.

Swami Advayananda

Inspired by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Advayananda joined the Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbati, at a very young age of 18. In 1992, he was bestowed Brahmacharya Diksha by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda and given the name Samahita Chaitanya. He served the Chinmaya Mission Centres at Kodaikanal, and Trichy and later for half a decade he served as In- charge of the Spiritual and Cultural Department of the Chinmaya International Residential School, Coimbatore. In 2000, Br. Samahita Chaitanya became that Acharya of the Sandeepany Vidyamandir, at Coimbatore, and trained a batch of young monks for the Chinmaya Misison. In 2003, he was initiated into the holy order of Sannyasa by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji, the head of the Chinmaya Mission, and bestowed the name Swami Advayananda.  From 2003 Swami Advayananda is serving as the President of the Chinmaya International Foundation, the Academia of the Global Chinmaya Mission, which is located at the maternal ancestral birth home of Adi Shankara at Veliyanad, Ernakulam District, Kerala, and is guiding the Sanskrit Research activities.  An accomplished teacher of Vedanta with many Gita and Upanishad Jnana Yajnas to his credit, Swami Advayananda has authored many books like the Holy Gita Ready Reference, Advanced Vedanta Course, Vedanta Unveiled and edited many Vedantic works in Sanskrit and English such as the Foundation Vedanta Course, Ishwara Darshanam, Sukti Sudha and Dhimahi

Swami Advaitananda

Swami Advaitananda, endowed with a saintly heart overflowing with love and compassion for all and a pleasing personality, he is open to all those who seek his advice. He lives the philosophy he preaches, ever devoted to His Master and the knowledge of the ancient scriptures.

His masterly exposition of episodes from Ramayan in their mythological and spiritual context is embellished with melodious recitation of the chaupais and dohas which transport the listeners to nectarine Bliss. Gifted with a melodious voice his most captivating bhajans are very popular.

Swami Swatmananda

Swami Swatmananda, one of the resident acharyas of the course, is a teacher who guides our thinking step-by-step to ensure we are extremely convicted and grounded in the knowledge. His logical approach and his love shown through his silent work for his Master appeals to the minds of both the logical and the devotional. He conducts many management seminars and simplifies the complex subject of understanding oneself through easy-to-remember equations.

Swamini Supriyananda

Swamini Supriyananda, over-flowing with unconditional love and devotion, is an expert when dealing with children and teenagers. Her modern approach with practical methods on how to apply spirituality to daily life attracts youth and adults to her teachings. Her transition in roles from a friend to a mentor, to a teacher, to an instrument of her Master's knowledge, will almost go unnoticed as she guides everyone to the path that leads to Him.

Swamini Vimalananda, a loving guide, has authored many books about Indian culture. Her affection and love for the youth is shown through her many removing their mis-conceptions on many of the rituals and beliefs. She travels the world conducting conferences and lectures on how to apply the timeless philosophy of Vedanta to modern-day issues.

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