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Born in 1964, was drawn to the spiritual traditions of his home country India since his childhood. After receiving a postgraduate degree in 1978 from IIT Delhi and working in the United States of American for four years, he returned to India. There he studied the formal systems of Indian Philosophy known as Sad-darsana under the direct guidance of his guru Sri Haridas Sastri Maharaja and Swami Sarana Maharaja. This education was taken up in the traditional manner for more than 25 years, whilw he dedicated himself as a practitioner of bhakti-yoga. In 1991, he accepted the traditional Vaisnava order of renounced life, babaji-vesa. His main focus has been with the work of Jiva Gosvami, particularly on translating the Sat Sandarbhas into English and commenting on them. He also earned hour Sastric degrees and received both a law degree and a PhD in Sanskrit from Agra University.
Satyanarayana Dasa is the founder and director of Jiva Institute of Vaishnava Studies in Vrindavan, India. He has authored 18 books related to Indian culture and philosophy and several important publications in many prestigious journals. In 2013, he was honored by the president of India, Sri Pranab Mukherjee for his extraordinary contribution in presenting Vedic culture and philosophy, both nationally and internationally. In 2015, he was officially installed as a Mahanta of Jiva Institute.
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