Acharya Dr. Suryanarayan Nanda

Acharya Dr. Suryanarayan Nanda

Dr. Suryanarayana Nanda is an eminent scholar of Vedas and Upanishads, a lifelong student of Vedic philosophy and Sanskrit literature. With a Ph.D. in Sanskrit from Utkal University in Bhubaneswar and a Masters from Delhi University, Acharya ji brings with him an expertise and working knowledge of Sanskrit languages.

Acharya Ji is an eminent scholar and spiritual guide with a deep knowledge of Vedas, and other Vedic and Sanskrit Literature. He is very dedicated to promotion of the Vedic philosophy and teachings of Arya Samaj.

Acharya ji was a teacher of Vedas and Vedic philosophy to graduate and postgraduate students at Gurukul in Gautam Nagar, New Delhi until 2009. He also worked as a full time volunteer promoting Sanskrit language as a spoken languagefor more than 11 years. With several publications in Sanskrit to his name, including a collection of short plays, and a poet, he brings together a rare combination of academic rigor and Vedic knowledge.

His reputation as a scholar and great orator preceded him to Houston. Prior to his move to Houston to assume the position of the Acharya at Arya Samaj, he was an Associate Professor of Sanskrit at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and since 2001, he has been a TV & Radio broadcaster of news in Sanskrit, serving at both iconic institutions - the All India Radio and Door Darshan in Delhi.

For further information, please contact him at the Arya Samaj of Greater Houston (281) 752-0100 or (832) 867-4126.