Margadharshakah (Our Mentors)
H. H. Sri Swami Padmanabhanandaji Maharaj
Sri Swami Padmanabhanandaji, born in 1935, in an orthodox Brahmin family to pious parents in Kottayam, Kerala, is a disciple of Brahamaleen Parama Pujya Sri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, Past President, The Divine Life Society (Headquarters).
Swamiji is a scholar in Vedic Scriptures as well as in Puranic texts. His deep knowledge and lucid exposition of Srimad Bhagavata,Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Narada Bhakti Sutra and Patanjali Yoga Sutras and other Scriptural texts has made him a popular guide to Spiritual aspirants. He has been conducting classes on Upanishads and Gita with Sankara Bhasya to the inmates of the Ashram and in the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy and also guides on Meditation and Stress Management in Corporates.
Swamiji is doing his Seva to his Master after elected by the Trust as the General Secretary of the Divine Life Society Headquarters, Shivanandanagar, Rishikesh since 04-01-2009.
Swami Shiva Bhakthanandaji
Swami Sivabhaktananda hails from Chidambaram,Tamilnadu and was working as a Science Teacher. For the last 23 years he is doing seva in the Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy of the Divine Life Society Headquarters, Shivananda Ashram, Rishikesh . At present he is serving as Asst. Registrar of Academy.
Swami Haribrahmendrananda Tirthaji (Kutti Swami)
Swami HaribrahmendranandaTirtha, 38 years, also the Secretary of the Trust has been diligently teaching Vedanta for over fifteen years after having studied under several noted Acharyas of Uttarkashi. He was inspired to come to Uttarkashi from Kerala at the young age of fifteen years and at sixteen years was initiated into sannyasa deeksha through the guidance of Swami Brahmendrananda Tirthaji.
Swami Janardhananda Saraswati
Swami Janardhananda Saraswati, 53 years, General Secretary, has been a guiding force for the Peeth right from the beginning. A disciple of Swami Vishnudevanandaji Maharaj of ISYVC, he has been engaged in teaching and seva activities in Uttarkashi for over two decades Residing at Vishnudevananda Tapovananam, he has been mentoring children and young adults from the local villages, teaching them the importance of values and an ecologically sensitized lifestyle in addition to guiding them in their school or college subjects. His recent activities also include guiding the staff and students at his Guru’s Ashram in Neyyar Dam, Kerala.