Priests

 

 

 

 

 

Murikipudi Vijaya Prasad


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sri Murikipudi Vijaya Prasad received his professional certificate in Saivagamam from Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam’s school - Sri Venkateswara Veda Vignana Peetham,Tirumala, AP India. He also has certificates in Veda Sastra Aagama Vidvatsadassu and Parichaya Abhigna Sadhana.

He worked as priest from 2003-2013 in India Cultural Centre and Temple, Memphis, Tennessee and in temples in India before moving to USA. He has experience in performing various pujas like Satyanarayana, Navagraha, homas like Vastu, Ganesha, Sudharshana, Kumbhabhishekam, Kalyana Utsavas and all other Vedic rituals.

Sri Vijaya Prasad has experience in performing Grihapravesam, Nischayathartham, Annaprasanam, Upanayanam, Marriage, et cetera.

He is conversant in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and English.
He has joined Sri Ganesha Temple in Feb 2013.

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sri Challa Narasimha Murthy, our priest or “vaadyar” as he is popularly known in his circles, has many achievements to his record.

He completed his 3-year Sanskrit Abhyasam in Mantralayam in 1986 and vedhadhyanam in Bangalore in 1991. During 1991- 93, he moved to Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt at Kanchipuram and was involved in all the activities of the mutt under Paramacharya, SriChandrasekarendra Saraswathi.

For a decade, he was self-employed as a vaidika priest in Hyderabad before moving to New York to work in Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapathi Temple, popularly known as Flushing temple, NY.

He later served in Atlanta in the Hindu Temple of Atlanta from 2007 till 2013. He is well versed in all shodasa samskaras like starting from Garba Aadhana, namakarna, upanayanam, marriage, funeral rites etc

He has experience in performing various pujas like Satyanarayana, Navagraha, Kalyana Utsavam etc. and Homas like Chandi, Vastu, Ganesha, Sudharshana, Dhanvantari, Navagraha, etc.

Sri Challa Narasimha Murthy is also well versed in Chandi Parayanam, Sundara Kaanda Parayanam etc in Sanskrit.

He is very fluent in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and English. He joined Sri Ganesha Temple in May 2015.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Sri Krishnamoorthy Narayana Ayyar joined our temple in the second week of May 2017.


He completed his gurukulam during 1983-1990 for 7 years, in Judge Mani Iyer Veda Patashala under the auspice of Sree Sooravalli Subbaier Charities, Madurai, India.


For more than a decade, he was self-employed as a vaidika priest in India before moving to New York to work in Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapathi Temple, popularly known as Flushing temple, NY for 6 years.

Sri Krishnamoorthy is well versed in all shodasa samskaras like starting from Garba Aadhana, namakarna, upanayanam, marriage, funeral rites etc

He has experience in performing various pujas like Satyanarayana, Navagraha, etc. and Homas like Chandi, Vastu, Ganesha, Maha Sudharshana, Dhanvantari, Navagraha, etc.

He is very fluent in Tamil and has a working knowledge of English.