Sriman Jagannadhacharyulu Kanduri
Chief Priest
Phone: 7204319627
Sriman Jagannadhacharyulu Kanduri has been serving the needs of the community for over 4 decades in many leading temples both in India as well as in the USA. He is blessed to have served at Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanams (Sri Padmavathi temple, Tiruchannoor). He commands high stature amongst the community. He is specialized in Kalyanam rituals and Deity Alankarams. He has conducted hundreds of rituals like Sri Sudarshana Yagnam, Udayasthamana Seva, Mahalakshmi Laksha Kumkumarchana, Srinivasa Kalyanotsavam, Sahasra Lingaarchana, Dhanurmasa Seva, etc both at the Temple as well as external facilities. Sri Jagannadhacharyulu has been a driving force in many temples across the USA and was instrumental in establishing the present-day Sri Varadaraja Swamy Temple and Sri Venkateswara Temple in Minneapolis. He has also served at prestigious Aurora Temple, Chicago. He is often consulted for his sage advice by many leading organizations for conducting large scale events such as Maha Rudram, Atirudram, Shatha Chandi Homam, and Sri Ramayana Saptaaha.
GirishKrishnan Balasubramaniam alias Brahmasri Girish Sharma
Phone: 4252879812
Pt. Girish Sharma is a highly qualified disciple of Krishna Yajurveda and is one of the most sought after scholars for Vedic recitation. He is very well versed in conducting unique rituals such as Bhagavathi Seva, Chandi Homam, Devi Saptashathi and Shaasta Preethi. Pt. Girish Sharma is very well known Vaideeka priest with over 12 years of experience in conducting household rituals ranging from Namakaranam to weddings and other Shodasha Samskaras. Pt. Girish Sharma stood tall amongst an august gathering of over 100 vedic Ritwiks, when he orchestrated the first Maharudram conducted by our temple in July 2018. He was well appreciated for his devotion, humbleness and conviction during the 3-day event. He is also bestowed with Deeksha for conducting Devi rituals — this was in full display when he led Chandi Homam and the divine experience during Bhagavathi Seva.
Sriman Srihari Parasara Bhattar
Phone: 8458212753

Pt. Srihari Parasara Bhattar is new to VEDA and brings a

unique combination of expertise that is rare to find:

Agamam, Vedam and Prabhandam. Pt. Srihari started at

early young age and studied krishna yajurvedam and

completed his vedic studies at JET, Vijayawada; He then studied prabhandam during

which he also learnt prayogam for sodasha karma from his guru; He has 15 years of

performing various rituals at devotees homes like Namakaranam, Annaprasanam,

Grihapravesham as well as all types of homam like Navagraha homam, Sudarshana

homam and Ganapathy homam. He has conducted many weddings and is proficient in

smartha as well as vaishnava sampradaya. Recently, he was the Pradana Acharya for

one of the yagashalas at Ramanuja Sahasrabdhi (Statue of Equality). Finally, he learnt

Pancharatra Agama and has had direct temple experience of over 10 years at various

temples in India and USA. This experience has taught him exquisite alankarams;

Having conducted multiple large utsavams like pavithrotsavam, adhyayanotsavam,

brahmotsavam at various temples in India and USA, Pt. Srihari is ready to serve the

needs of our temple.