Acarya Gaurang Nanavaty is the resident acarya and founder of Chinmaya Mission Houston. He was inspired to study Vedanta after attending satsangs and spiritual camps conducted by Pujya Gurudeva Swami Chinmayananda. Inspired by Swami Chinmayananda, he and his wife, Smt. Darshnaben Nanavaty left their professional careers and joined Sandeepany West, Piercy, California in 1979.
After completing their Vedanta studies in 1982, they moved to Houston and began imparting knowledge of Vedanta to the community.
Acarya Gaurangji, lovingly called "Gaurangbhai" or "Uncle," dedicates his time and energy in conducting Satsanga-s, leading Vedanta study groups, and organizing and managing CMH activities. Being one of us, he understands the challenges faced by householders and aptly guides us on our spiritual path.
His discourses, based on a profound understanding of Vedanta, are illustrated with amusing and insightful anecdotes.