Pandit Sandip Shastri Ji was born in a family of Vedic Priests in the holy city Pandharpur in Maharashtra, India. For many generations, Shastri Ji’s family has taught Vedas, Shastras, and Astrology, and helped their community perform rituals and ceremonies.
Shastri Ji completed his education at the Veda Pathashala in Pune and Kamakoti Peetham in Kanchipuram and Varanasi, with a major of Sanskrit study.
In 1990, H.H.Shankaracharya Paramaacharya sent Shastri Ji to Varanasi for advanced studies, where he completed studies from Pundit Ganeshwar Shastri Dravid Ji, Pundit Shrikrishna Shastri Ji, and Pundit Gajanan Shastri Ji. Under the exceptional guidance of these Acharyas, he studied Nyaay Shastra, Yajurveda Kramantam, Upanishads, Shodasha Samskaras, Vedic Prayogas and Yajnas.