Padmanayana Das, disciple of H.H. Radha Govinda Dasa Goswami. He is from Balasore, Orissa and he joined ISKCON in 1994 after completing his B.Sc. (Honors) from Utkal University. He has served in various departments in ISKCON such as Guest House, Book Distribution, International Devotee & Guest Care Dept before finally settling down as Director of the Mayapur Institute.
He has completed Bhakti-sastri and Bhakti-vaibhava courses from Mayapur Institute. Besides, he has also taken training through courses such as Teachers Training Courses, Spiritual Leadership, Vaisnava Etiquette, ISKCON Disciples course and Leadership & Management. Padmanayana dasa is also qualified in Deity Worship from Mayapur Academy. He is an international preacher and preaches in English, Hindi, Oriya and Bengali languages.
Currently, besides academic responsibilities he has been given the responsibility of establishing a campus for systematic vedic studies which was envisioned by ISKCON Founder Acarya His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada at Mayapur. This institution, currently operating from temporary facilities, has been attracting students from all over the world for education in the matter of spiritual understanding.