Priests

Hindu Temple and Cultural Center Priests

Dr. Vasudeva Sharma

Dr. Vasudeva Sharma joined our temple as a priest in January 2007. Before coming to Seattle, Dr. Vasudeva Sharma worked in Greater Springfield, Illinois for 1.5 years. He is a Shaivagama priest from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh which is located on the South side of India. He has 15 years of experience. He is a disciple of Sri Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Jayendra Saraswathi Swami. Shri Vasudeva Sharma is of Yajurveda Sampradaya. He is well versed in SMARTHA Sampradaya and conducts all types of Purva and Apara ceremonies. He has a Doctorate Degree in Astrology. Languages Fluent in: Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English.



Pt. Sri Vidya Sagar Deevi

Pt. Sri Vidya Sagar Deevi joined our temple in September 2015. He follows Vaikhanasa Aagama tradition and is from Hyderabad, India. His qualifications include Vaikhana Aagama Bhattaraka, a graduation course from Sri Venkateswara Vedic University, Tirumala and certification course from Sanskrit Prachara Sabha, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh on Parichaya & Abhigna. He can perform all Hindu rituals as per Vaikhanasa Aagama Kalpasutra traditions which include Homams/ Havans, Ceremonies.Languages Fluent in: Telugu, English, Hindi, Tamil and speaks a little kannada.



Pt. Sri Venkata Sridhar Parasaram

Pt. Sri Venkata Sridhar Parasaram joined HTCC in May 2017. He hails from Hyderabad, India. He completed “Vaikhana Aagama Bhattaraka" graduation course from
Sri Venkateswara Vykhanasa Aagama Patasala, Tirumala. He can perform rituals like naama karana, anna prasana, upanayana, vivaha and seemantha etc., as per Vaikhanasa Aagama Kalpsutra. He has participated in annual events at Dwaraka Tirumala. Has performed Sri Sudershana and Sri Lakshmi Narayana Homams.Languages Fluent in: Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English.



Pt. Sri AnanthaRamaKrishnan Amaravathy Rathnam

Pt. Sri AnanthaRamaKrishnan Amaravathy Rathnam joined HTCC in March 2018. He hails from Chennai, India and has vast experience as Purohita for over 23 years. He completed a Masters level course in Kramantham, Kavya Padam in Krishna Yajurveda, at Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt Veda Paatashaala. he can perform many Pujas including Ganapathi Puja/ Homa, Devi Puja, and Samskaras/rituals such as weddings, Punyahavachana, Namakarana, Vrita Sankalpas, Seemantha etc.Languages Fluent in: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada & English.