Our Priest

Religious Services
The following members of our religious services committee are available to support the community and perform special havans, prayers and services at Arya Samaj of Chicagoland premises or outside.  Please contact us at info@aryasamajchicago.com or go to our contact page with your request including date, special ocassion, timing and address.  A member of the Arya Samaj committee will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss additional details. You can also go to our Special Services Page for Donation Schedule.

Ramesh Malhan info:

Ramesh Malhanji comes from a family of spiritual, progressive leaders. He has been actively involved with Hindu Satsang, Hari Om Mandir and Arya Samaj of Chicagoland for several decades. He served as Secretary of Arya Samaj of Chicagoland, President of Hindu Society of Chicago, General Secretary of Hindu Satsang and Secretary of UPA (United Punjabis of America). He is sought after by members of the community to perform havan and spends his free time to spread awareness on Hinduism, Arya Samaj and the Vedic mantras across the Chicagoland area. He has conducted hundreds of havans and religious ceremonies and devotes his free time to spreading the message of peace, tolerance and spirituality to old and young. He is married to Shubh Lata with whom he has two children and five grandchildren.

Mukund Panchal info: 

Mukund Panchalji graduated from the MS University Baroda, Gujarat with a Bachelor of Arts in Materials Management.  He immigrated to the US in 1998 and has been settled with his family in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years.  Since September 2007, when he first met with Dr. Sukhdev Soni, he has been actively coming to the Arya Samaj.  In childhood, he grew up in a family that followed traditional murti-puja and other practices.  However, he changed his belief system after coming in contact with his friend Shri Bhavesh Merja who has a profound knowledge of Vedas. Upon his friend’s guidance, he began to read Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati’s Jivan Chartra. He was so mesmerized by the teachings that he completed readying the book in 2 days.  Since then he has been following the principles laid out in the book and doing Brahma Sandhya as taught by Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati. Since then his journey began and has continued into the teachings of the Vedas and he has completed Darshan Yoga Mahavidyalaya, Rozad, Sabarkantha. Mukund Panchal ji served as a pandit at the Arya Samaj in Chicagoland for several years and is regularly sought out by members of the community to conduct havan and mantras at different occasions.  He conducts daily havan and sandhya in his normal life.

Anu Malhotra Info:

Anu Malhotra ji is a Hindu Priestess, Certified Yoga/ Meditation Teacher, Motivational Speaker, Ayurvedic Practitioner & a former Health Care Executive from the last 20 years. She is also a founder of Mindful Meditation Yoga, a non for profit organization through which she conducts Free Weekly Meditation Sessions & shares her knowledge of Ancient Wisdom. Anu has dedicated her life teaching people how to live Happier, Healthier and Stress – Free lives.