Acharya Dharmnath Shastri is our founder. A Brahmin originally from Bihar, he is now living in the holy city of Vrindavan. A disciple of Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari, he has been teaching yoga for over years. He is also a famous astrologer (Jyotishacharya) in Vrindavan and people from all over the world have come to him for getting their horoscopes done, yajna, karmakand, and spiritual guidance.
In 1982 he was given the Vidhya Bachaspati award by Prachya Vidhya Sansthan of Ajmer, Rajasthan and in 1986, the prestigious Yog Bhushan award was bestowed upon him by the President of India, Gyani Jail Singh. Often he can be found in his home, Ram Mandir near Loi Bazaar, doing puja and serving the rest of the community, He is respected all over India, and most especially in Vrindavan – Mathura, for his deep knowledge of puja and shastras, as well as for his charitable nature.