Sri Swami Tatvavidananda (శ్రీ స్వామి తత్వవిదానంద) Swami Tattvavidananda is a true pandita in both a classical and modern sense. His Vedic studies began in childhood, first under the tutelage of his father, a well-known scholar, and later in a traditional patashala. He excelled in his Vedic studies and at the age of 11 was encouraged to begin modern academic studies. A brilliant student, he ultimately earned a Ph.D in Chemistry, and enjoyed a succesful scientific career.
Swamiji continued to retain his connection to his Vedic roots, and at the instigation of colleagues, presented some of his thoughts on the Veda as a formal Ph.D. dissertation. This won him a Gold Medal and a second doctorate, this time in Sanskrit. Although steeped in traditional Vedic learning, Swami Tattvavidanandaji considers his search for understanding Vedanta ended only when he finally heard Pujya Swamiji, about ten years ago.
Since then he has dedicated himself to learning from Pujya Swamiji and recently completed the translation of the Bhagavad Gita home study program into Telegu. With his rich store of knowledge, his cheerful, unaffected manner, and his eagerness to share, Swami Tattvavidananda is a highly appreciated and beloved teacher at the Gurukulam. He is that rare combination of knowledge (vidya) and humility (vinaya)