Br.Shri Goda Venkateswara Sastry belongs to Veginadu Brahmin family. He is the first son of Smt. Krishnaveny and Shri Goda Narayanaiah. He is a post graduate in Mathematics and a doctorate in Advaita Vedanta from the Rashtriya Samskrita Samsthan. He is a Kramanta-Svadhyayi in Rg Veda and studied the six angas of Vedas. Apart from the above he had undergone the study of darsanas Nyaya, Yoga, Purva Mimamsa and Advaita Vedanta. He has studied Veda Bhasyas of Rg Veda and YajurVeda. They are being translated in local languages by Him. Apart from these he had a firm grounding in the Samskrit Sahitya. He has four Siromanis to his credit. He had taught these sastras to many disciples and guided many persons to Ph.D. courses in various Universities. He is teaching Vedas, Veda Bhasyas and Sastras to various disciples at various places in Chennai like Sankara Gurukulam, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sankara Vihar. He had authored many books in Vedanta and other allied sastras a list of which is also appended.
Apart from the Vedas and Sastras, Dr. Goda Venkateswara Sastry is a Devi upasaka. He had Purna Diksha from Br.Shri Injikkollai Jagadeeswara Sastry, a Doyen in Sri Vidya. He has given Diksha to many disciples and guiding them in the path. Many books in Sri Vidya were written and are published. Every year Nava Avarana Puja and Satha Chandi Homam etc. are being performed in connection with the birth day of his Guru.