H.H. Swami Tejomayanandaji
Swami Tejomayanandaji is the former Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, a position he held since 1993 after Swami Chinmayananda attained Mahasamadhi. If Swami Chinmayanandaji served the cause of Vedanta with his service, knowledge and pioneering qualities, Swami Tejomayanandaji – fondly addressed as Guruji – completed that with his natural attitude of devotion. This is richly and abundantly evident in his talks, his singing, and his demeanour. But the gentleness of devotion arrived riding on the back of an intense education in physics, going up to a Master’s degree. Born as, Sudhakar Kaitwade to a Maharashtrian family in Madhya Pradesh, this physicist had a close encounter that changed the velocity, direction and path of his life. Two decades have gone by, and one can see how seamless the transition has taken place. Swami Chinmayananda’s vision, mission and drive have been passed on with the mantle and every dream is fulfilled with the same organisational zeal. The number of Chinmaya Mission centres have substantially increased. In fact, they have almost doubled. New projects have been envisioned, enabled and executed effortlessly. Notable amongst these are-Chinmaya International Residential School in Coimbatore, Chinmaya Centre of World Understanding in New Delhi, Chinmaya International Foundation near Cochin, Chinmaya Heritage Centre in Chennai, Expansion of the Chinmaya Mission Hospital in Bengaluru and Chinmaya Vibhooti Vision Centre near Pune. Books written by him- Upanishad Ganga tele-serial, Swami Chinmayananda s Birth Centenary Celebrations in 2015-2016 etc are such literary works that none of these are mean in stretch or vision,and each take the Chinmaya banner wider and further, yet with the thrust on broadening and advancing the vision of Vedanta. Apart from these the courses of Swami Tejomayananda has added to the study and spread of Vedanta through postal and online lessons in-Sanskrit, Bhagavad-gita ,Vedic Maths. In overseeing the global activities of the mission and projects, H.H. Swami Tejomayanandaji s tours around the world are extensive and continuous. Throughout his travels, he conducts Jnana Yajnas (3-7 day Vedanta lecture series) in different cities and various countries every week. He has been able to win the love, devotion and dedication of the ever-growing Mission followers. He has been able to carry the old and the young with him on the wings of Vedanta. Added to this, his remarkable foresight in endorsing and promoting technology to foster the Mission’s growth and progress, has earned him inter-generational appeal and endeared him to millions across the globe.The mere presence of Pujya Swami Tejomayananda Ji, affectionately known as Guruji, radiates a feeling of warmth and love, upon meeting him.