Priests

Pundit Shri Rajagopalan Narasimhachari

Born on 15th June 1957 in an orthodox family, disciple of Sri Ahobila Mutt. He did his schooling upto 6th grade in Ramakrishna Mut High school. He continued his education in Gurukulam Sri Aholiha Mutt Oriental High school, Madurantakam, Chengleput Dt. Tamilnadu, traditional school where he learnt Krishna Yajur Vedam, Prabandam, the great works of 12 Alwars, He received degree of Vyakarana Siromani Sanskrit Grammar in 1977 from Madras University.

He did his Siksha Sastri, i.e., B.Ed., at Rastriya Sanskrit Samstan at Tirupathi, and received the professional degree in 1978. After graduation he joined Hindu Higher Secondary School and served as Sanskrit Teacher P.G.Assistant for 22 years. He served for one year at Ashtalakshmi temple and four years at Prasanna perumal temple, both at Chennai.

He joined Sri Venkateswara Temple, Pittsburgh in April 2001 and served for 2 years. In December 2002 he joined as priest at Sri Ranganatha Temple, Pomona, N.Y. and served until he joined Shri Mandir in October 2004.

Sri Srinivasa Bhattar, Chief Priest, Varadaraja Temple, Kanchipur, and Tamilnadu certify him for doing pooja in temples.

He expertise in performing all the religious functions such as Garbhadan, Seemantham (baby shower), Annaprasam, Choulam (Mundan), Upanayanam, Aupasanam, Wedding, Shashtyabdapoorti Shanti (60th birthday), Satabhishekam Shanti, Nakshatra Shanti, Sudarashana Homam, Ganapathi Homam, Navagra Homam, Lakshmi Pooja, Mrutyum Jaya Homam, Dhanvantari Homam, Ayushya Homam, Punyaha Vachanam and others.

He is also knowledgeable in performing other religious rites such as obsequies and Hiranya Sradha and Tarpanam and other ancestral rites.

Pundit Shri Ravi Kumar Trivedi

Born on August 28th 1979, received his B.Sc. degree in Electronics. He was associated with SHRI SHRI VIDYA DHAM, Indore since 1992. He is proficient in Vedic Pooja rituals, Shuk Yajurved and yagya way. He was also associated with the school as a teacher and performed various poojas and yagyas in the temple over there.

Raviji joined Shri Mandir in October 2006. He studied Vedas, Upanishad Smriti Puran, Bhagavath and all other Sastras through GURUKUL. He received training of “KARMKAND” at Shri Shri Vidya Dham, Indore.

He is well acquainted in performing the various rituals, i.e., Namakaranam, Mundan, Yagyopaveet (janeau), Marriage, Antyeshi, Bhumipujan, Vastu Shanti, Graha shanty, and Pran Pratishtha.

He has detailed knowledge of Valmiki Ramayan, Tulsi Ramacharit Manas, Bhagavat Gita, Shri Bhagavat Maha Puran, Satyanarayan katha, Rishi Panchami, Halchat, Hartalika teej, etc. He is knowledgeable of Jyptish, Panchang, Muhurth, Matching Kundali of Bride and Bridegroom for marriage. He knows Hindi, Sanskrit and English.

Pundit Shri Sudarshan Bhattar

From Bangalore was born on may 05 1985, He is from a” Swayam Aachraya” parampara, Orthodox family serving as Temple priests from many years. He had been served 5 years to Lord Sri Venkateshwara at Sree Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy Temple which is situated at K.R. Road, Fort Bangalore, were in his father Vidwan Sri. S.R. Vasudeva Bhattar is Archak and Aagamika. He has also served lord Balaji in shiv mandir pluit Jakarta, Indonesia for 4 years. He is a priest been qualified by STATE GOVT OF KARNATAKA.

Sudarshanji joined Shri Mandir in May 2013, He is capable of performing the daily pooja to the lord, Archana (Chanting 108 Divine Names Of Lord), Sahasra Naama Archana (Chanting 1008 Divine Names Of Lord)Sahasra Nama Parayanam (Chanting Sahasra Nama Stotram),Panchamruta Abhishekam (Holy Bath To The Lord) Nityotsava (Daily Procession Of Lord),Kalyanotsavam (Holy Wedding Of The Lord),Shravana Maasa Special Pooja,Vaikuntha Ekaadashi Special Pooja And Alankaara,Navaratri Special Pooja And Alankaram and etc.

He is well acquainted in performing the various rituals, i.e., Marriage Engagement,Marriages,Naming Ceremony,Hair Offering Ceremony,New House Inaugaration,Baby Showers,Sri Sathya Narayana Swamy Pooja Vratha,Navagraha Pooja & Shanthi Havan and Punyaha Vaachanam.