Sriman Jagannadhacharyulu Kanduri
Chief Priest
Phone: 7204319627
Email: jk@vedatemple.org
Sriman Jagannadha Charyulu 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.
Shivasri Kumara Subramaniya Sivam Pichaigurukkal
Priest
Phone: 4253758067
Email: kg@vedatemple.org
Sri Kumar Gurukkal hails from a family of priests commonly referred as Shivacharyas. He is very well versed with shaivagama tradition and is an exponent in deity alankaram, abhisheka, aradhana and agamic practices in the temple. He has been instrumental in initiating Karyasiddhi Vajravel pooja, through which hundreds of devotees have experienced their prayers answered. His way of performing pradosha pooja has eamed him a devout following. He has been pradhana acharya of various Shiva temples around the world including countries like India, Canada, France, and USA He has performed many kumbhabhishekams according to Shaivagama traditions. Sri Kumar Gurukkal is blessed with a rare skill of sculpting various deities — the beautiful Shanmukha vigraha at our temple stands a testimony to this divine ability. He has set a very high standard in the local community with his unique alankara that has been a pride of our temple for over 3 years. He is proficient in performing all household rituals and other poojas.
Brahmasri Girish Sharma
Priest
Phone: 4252879812
Email: gs@vedatemple.org
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 karma rituals. 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.