Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Some live in the Ashram, others live in the Austin community while several others live around the US but give their time selflessly and work tirelessly to further the teachings of Vedic philosophy as taught by Jagadguru Kripalu ji Maharaj. A glimpse of who some of these sevaks are, although the list of volunteers is a lot longer than the bios given below. Thank you all…
Mamta Ganesan, originally an Austin resident, recently moved into the Ashram property to become an Ashram resident. She manages the front reception desk as her key function. She is also actively involved in managing lunch sponsorships and helping with kitchen sevas. A school teacher by profession, and a yoga instructor, Mamta also teaches yoga at ashram intensives and weekendsMamta Ganesan, originally an Austin resident, recently moved into the Ashram property to become an Ashram resident. She manages the front reception desk as her key function. She is also actively involved in managing lunch sponsorships and helping with kitchen sevas. A school teacher by profession, and a yoga instructor, Mamta also teaches yoga at ashram intensives and weekends
Gaur Hari has been living at Radha Madhav Dham for 20 years. His volunteer work at the temple includes filming , editing and publishing programming videos and overseeing food preparations at all major festivals. Gaur Hari was born in Santa Clara, California, and raised in the Hindu faith tradition from the age of five. He holds Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Master of Accountancy degrees and works at the Treasury Department of the Federal Government.
Shalini Arora is also a resident of Austin TX and an active volunteer, managing community lunch sponsorships, lunch prasad preparation and a master of ceremonies for celebrations at the Temple. She is a BITS Pilani alum and works as an Account/Project Manager at iTexico when she is not volunteering at the temple. Her husband Ashish and two boys are also active volunteers at the temple
Sujata and Deepak Kulkarni, also Austinites. along with their two girls are also active volunteers, serving the temple in educational and technology roles. Sujata actively helps in Shiksha, the Sunday community school at RMD, teaching young kids the values and belief systems as taught by Hindu scriptures and the temple so youth can learn to integrate them into the everyday life. Deepak uses his extensive technology skills and volunteers his time to serve as the official webmaster of the RMD website. Professionally, Sujata works a Team Lead and Sr. Database Engineer at Hass Int’l and Deepak is Director at Charles Schwab
Naresh and Diya Lalchandani also live in Austin TX and serve the temple by helping with managing the live radio streaming of the temple’s online radio program in addition to other technology and event projects. Diya is also one of the dedicated RMD volunteers to help Lunch Prasad preparation and with any other kitchen service during major celebrations, events and as and when necessary. Naresh works as the Managing Partner of Thistle Consulting that provides DEVOPS Consulting services to many State Government agencies
Shilpa Chaudhary is a resident of Austin TX and an active volunteer, Her service is management of the RMD social media sites, publishing interesting and timely information to update thousands of facebook followers. She also plays the role of official photographer at large events and celebrations at RMD. In her career, she works as a Storage Engineer at Charles Schwab
Bhavna Patel, Urmila Rawat, Shailesh and Radhika Patel are other dedicated RMD volunteers who live in Austin and come every Sunday to help with Lunch Prasad preparation and with any other kitchen service during major celebrations, events and as and when necessary. Their commitment and dedication to the temple is exemplary and their cheerful spirit serves to to uplift and inspire other families to serve the temple in similar ways.
Volunteers Outside of Austin
A resident of Houston Texas, Dharminder is an active volunteer not only for Radha Madhav Dham, but also for several other Hindu organizations such as VHP and Hindus of Greater Houston to name a few. His participation at the temple is providing technological assistance Media Work and technology work , SEO, social media and helping with his deep PR connections. In his career, Dharminder serves as an Assistant Vice President & Sr. Program Manager Cyber Security at SAIC and is experienced in building Cyber security and Compliance programs with focus on the Energy sector.
Sunita is actively involved in managing marketing, promotions and of the temple events and activities. She is also the current PR spokesperson for the Temple. She lives in Dallas Texas, and is President and Co-Founder of Reach Brand Strategy, a marketing consulting practice that specializes in consumer strategy, insights and innovation for Fortune 100 consumer marketing companies such as PepsiCo, Dean Foods, Cargill, Cigna etc.
Deepa Talwar is active volunteer of Radha Madhav Dham, managing the volunteer outreach program offsite and onsite. She is a legal professional and also helps the Temple with legal initiatives in addition to front desk duties and leading volunteer outreach initiatives. She works at
Rishina is a creative writer for Radha Madhav Dham and uses her creative skills in writing Press releases, spiritual articles and posts to bring alive the philosophy taught at RMD. She currently lives in Fremont CA, and works as an Environmental Engineer at Parsons
Vishal and Manisha Kapoor reside in Los Angeles, CA. This brother and sister team are active participants at Radha Madhav Dham, helping by volunteering from offsite. Vishal leads the creation, publishing and management of music albums on the cloud and online as well as working on audio systems on his frequent vi sits to the Temple in Austin. As accountant by profession, Vishal works for….. Manisha is a litigation lawyer who manages several legal initiatives including the Planned Giving program at Radha Madhav DHam