Sri. Satish Kumar Nivarthi (Shastri Ji)
Pandit Satish Kumar Nivarthi (Shastri Ji) is a native of Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh and lived in Bengaluru for the many years. He has completed Ashithidhvayam in Krishna Yajur Veda from Vedic school in Palaghat, Kerala as well as Smartham and Shaivagama Pravara. He brings vast experience of working both in Indian temples and as an independent priest for the past many years. He speaks Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and can converse in Hindi and English.
Shastri Ji’s is married to Tejaswini. She moved to Utah in Dec 2018 with their two children including a new born daughter who is 3 months old.
Sri Balaji is a native of Chennai, Tamil Nadu with over 10 years of experience as Temple Cook. He was a Pachaka at Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Temple at Flushing, New York prior to joining our Temple. Sri Balaji was a Temple cook at various Temple and Countries including two years at Sri Venkateshwara (Balaji) Temple, Burmingham, UK and Jeeyar Matt. He started his career in Temple cooking as pachaka for "Pedda Jeeyar Swamy" at Tirumala Tirupati jeeyar Matt for 6 years. He speaks Tamil and English. Balaji is married, and has a daughter who live in India.