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Faculty and Advisors

Sriman Giridhari Dasa

He is a Ph.D. candidate in astronomy at the University of Padua, Italy. He is our advisor regarding astronomical issues.

Sriman Jaya Tirtha Charan Dasan

Instructor of Pancharatriki viddhi and the Agama Tantras, religious-cultural anthropologist, New Zealand representative for the Australasian Council for Hindu Clergy and Laity Inc. He is a resource person regarding history of Vaisnava Sampradayas, dvaitavada, agamas etc. for Jyotish students via internet. More information

Sriman Jivan Mukta Dasa

Researcher in Vedic culture and applications of Vedic culture. Special interest in application of Varnasharama dharma to modern Western settings. Most recent project included extensive research, along with his wife Sita Devi Dasi, for the Bhagavad-gita Interactive CD-ROM and associated web site.

His Holiness Keshava Bharati Dasa Goswami

Has taught Vedic philosophy in 12 countries since 1977. Currently overseeing an ashrama for serious practitioners of Vedic culture in Govardhana, Mathura District, UP, India. And editing an English translation of Sanatana Goswami's Brhad-Bhagavatamrta.

Sriman Mukunda Datta Dasa

His main field of study has been North Indian Vaisnava traditions especially in Braj Bhasa (non-Bengali) Bhakti literature, Sanskrit, medieval Indian history, and classical Hindustani music.

Sriman Murlidhara Bhattar

He is born in the family of the Mirasdar (hereditary) Arcakas (priests specializing in puja) of Sri Rangam, the largest Visnu temple in India and seat of the Sri Sampradaya. His family has been the head priests of Sri Rangam for over 500 years. He was born and raised in the house that Lord Caitanya stayed in during caturmasya while visiting Sri Rangam on His tour of South India. His family ancestors include Srila Prabhodananda Goswami and Srila Gopala Bhatta Goswami. Muralidhara began his training at age 12 from his gurus Sri Raghava Bhattar and Sri Rangaraja Bhattar (his father). He performed his first Brahmotsava at age 17 and from then on was employed in the service of Sri-Sri Ranganatha-Ranganayaki. He has more than 30 years experience in the field. He lives in Sri Rangam

Sriman Niranjan Babu Bangalore

Niranjan Babu Bangalore, a well-known international consultant in Vastu and author, is the senior faculty advisor for Vastu. His published titles include international best sellers: Handbook of Vastu, Vastu Relevance to Modern Times, Vastu FAQs Answered, and Vastu - Directional Influences on Human Affairs. His forthcoming books are on Temple Architecture and Home interiors. It was his passion for Vastu that encouraged his father, the late Dr. B.V. Raman, to convene the first ever All India Symposium on Vastu in Bangalore on June 3-4, 1995 from which the current explosion in Vastu has emanated.

He serves as CEO and Publisher of The Astrological Magazine (of his late father, Dr. B. V. Raman), and has been actively associated with this prestigious journal since 1972. He is a member (as a Vastu specialist) of Sri Dharmastala Manjunatheshwara Dharmottanna Trust (Dharmastala, India), which maintains and manages a large number of India's well-established temples and other theological, educational and other institutions. More information.

Sriman Shyamasundara Dasa, Jyotish Sastri

Pandita Shyamasundara Dasa is an expert in the Ganita, Jataka, Prasna, Muhurta and Calendric branches of Jyotish. He studied at a graduate and post-graduate level with Jyotish masters in India. He has over 20 years experience and is the head of the BVC School of Jyotish. More information.