Sri Jai Chaitanya Dasa was born in 1966 in Kerala, India. He came in touch with the teachings of Srila Prabhupada while pursuing his undergraduate course in Commerce at the Mahatma Gandhi College, Trivandrum. He joined the Hare Krishna Movement in 1984. He was a pioneer in ISKCON Bangalore’s organic farming and rural development programs. Currently, he is serving as the Temple President of ISKCON Mysore and heading its activities.