Swami Abhishek Chaitanya Giri is the head of Jagadguru Sannyasa Ashram in Rishikesh, called respectfully as Maha-Mandaleshwar. While maintaining the spiritual traditions of the Ashram and putting in efforts to take the Ashram to greater heights of glory, Swamiji also travels to places in India and to countries like Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Italy and France where eager gatherings welcome him. In early 90s, he heard Swami Chinmayananda and was deeply touched. In 1996 he took up in-depth Vedanta studies at Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai. Under the able tutelage of his Acharya, Swami Anubhavananda, he emerged as an able teacher of the sacred texts. After serving Chinmaya Mission for a few years, his destiny took him to Vrindavan where he did sadhana under the guidance of Swami Vishwatmananda, a senior disciple of Swami Akhandananda, the renowned Vedanta master.
In 2011, he met Swami Ramananda of Jagadguru Sannyasa Ashram. Suffering from 3rd stage cancer, the older Swami was much impressed by the young Brahmachari, and expressed a wish to anoint Abhishek Chaitanya as his Uttaradhikari (heir). The Brahmachari accepted it as the Lord's will. He stayed with and lovingly nursed Swami Ramananda till the latter left his mortal coil.
Receiving formal initiation into sannyasa in 2013, and being made a Maha-Mandaleshwar, he moved to Rishikesh where the Sanyas Ashram is located.
Swamiji enthralls audiences around the world with his unique style of discourses on the Vedanta. He is an integral part of The Swarupa Iyengar Yoga Institute in Malaysia, a country he visits on an annual basis to impart in-depth teachings of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He has plans to serve the cause of Sanskrit, the language which showcases the essence of India and her universal acceptance through right knowledge.