Prameya Chaitanya

Prameya Chaitanya is faith leader and spiritual teacher in Vancouver’s Hindu community as the Acharya of Shree Mahalakshmi Hindu Temple in Vancouver. He was one of the founding Directors of the InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver Society, and presently continues to be involved as a Convener of the InterSpiritual Sustainability Council.

A descendent of the royal family of Jhansi ki Rani, Prameya-ji had his training in Theology and in the study of Yoga and Herbal medicine in the world renowned Sivananda Ashram at the foot of the Himalayas, Rishikesh, India. He started his training in religious and philosophical study under the tutelage of Swami Naraharitirtha, a great saint of Kailash ashram in Rishikesh. Prameya-ji also obtained training in Astrology, Astronomy and other sciences with SwamNarayanananda Saraswati, who was a disciple of Narasimha Bharati of Sringeri Mutt. He studied the Upanishads with Swami Bramhananda Saraswati of Rama Krishna mission in Uttarakashi. Prameya-ji later undertook an in-depth study of the Hindu Scriptures at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Bombay, under the two great masters H.H. Swami Chinmayananda and H.H. Swami Dayananda Saraswati.