Priests

Sri. Satish Kumar Nivarthi (Shastri Ji) 

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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. AnantKrishna Sharma Rudrabhatla

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Sri AnantKrishna Sharma Rudrabhatla is from Warangal, Telangana. He completed his Ghanapati training in Krishna Yajurveda from Sri Venkateshwara Vedic university in Tirupathi. For the past five years he worked as a priest in Bhuvaneshwari Sametha Sarveshwara Swamy Temple in Warangal. Prior to that he worked as an instructor at Mahadeva Veda Patashala in Achalapuram for three years. Sri Anantkrishna is well versed in performing vedic rituals. He is married to Shanmukha Kalyani and has a two-year-old son who are currently in India. Sri Rudrabhatla can speak Hindi and Telugu fluently and  Kannada as well.

Sri. Praveen SingaJoshi 

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Sri Praveen Singa Joshi is from Raichur, Karnataka. He is trained in Rigvedam, Smartham, Shastram and Sahityam  at Srimajjagadguru Madhwacharya Moola Maha Samsthana, Sri Satyanidhi Theertha Sanskrit Veda Vidya Peetham, Nanded, Maharashtra. He joins us from the New York Ganesha Temple. Prior to that, he worked as the chief priest in the Sri Venkatalakshmamma temple in Hyderabad.  Sri Praveen is well versed in performing Vedic rituals in Madhwa & Smartha  traditions.  He is fluent in Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, and can converse in English and Tamil.  He is married to Vaishnavi  and has a 4 month old son who are currently in India.

Sri. Balaji Krishnaswamy

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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.