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Swami Tejomayananda

As the Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda is fulfilling the vision that Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda charted. As he puts it, "I am not in Swamiji's shoes, I am at His feet." Pujya Guruji has served as acharya, or dean, of the 'Sandeepany' institutes of Vedanta both in India and California. He has written commentaries on scriptural texts, translated Pujya Gurudev's commentaries into Hindi, and authored a number of books.

One of his key contributions is "Hindu Culture: An Introduction," a text acclaimed for its clear description of the basics of Hinduism and adopted as a text in some American high schools. Pujya Guruji excels in expounding a wide spectrum of Hindu scriptures, from Ramayana to Bhagavad Gita to the Upanishads. He conducts jnana yajnas and spiritual camps around the world, traveling at a bewildering pace. His easy manner and devotional rendering of Vedantic texts has drawn many newcomers into the spiritual fold.