Pujya Swamiji is the paramount acharya of the Gurukulam, the founder of the Arsha Vidya lineage, and the guru of Sri Swaminiji Svatmavidyananda Saraswati. He is the most distinguished teacher of Vedanta and Sanskrit in the contemporary world. Pujya Swamiji has been teaching continuously for the past five decades through long and short term courses.  Through the long term courses conducted at the ashrams in India Pujya Swamiji has created over two hundred sannyasin disciples who are now distinguished teachers and leaders in their own right, managing centers of learning all over the globe. Pujya Swamiji has been very active in the interfaith movement, and has been at the forefront of many global meetings and endeavors for peace, harmony, and mutual respect among religions and spiritula traditions. Pujya Swamiji is also the convenor of the Archarya Sabha, an august body of religious leaders representing ancient lineages in India. Pujya Swamiji is the founder of the All India Movement (AIM) for Seva that strives to help people in need living in remote areas cut off from necessities and educational facilities. Please see or for more details. 


Sri Swaminiji is the disciple of Pujya Swamiji. Having studied at his feet for several years, Swamiji teaches in Atlanta, GA, Saylorsburg, PA, Eugene, OR, and Washington D.C. She is the resident acharya of the Arsha Vijnana Gurukulamj


An ardent student of Swaminiji, Janani recently returned from India having completed a long term course of study with Pujya Sri Swamiji. Janani teaches basic Sanskrit, chanting, and Vedanta classes at the Gurukulam.