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. AnantKrishna Sharma Rudrabhatla
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
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. Rajesh Harikar is from Bengaluru, Karnataka and joins us from Dharmagiri Manjunatheshwara Temple, Bangalore where he served as head cook. He was also associated with Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, N.R. Colony, Bangalore for the last 8 years as Head cook. He has a total of 16 years of experience in religious food preparation, culinary and new product development. He is fluent in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English.
Rajesh Ji is married to Smt. Soumya and has 2 daughters Smitha and Nidhi who live in Bangalore.