Dr. Vasudeva Sharma joined our temple as a priest in January 2009. 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.
Pt. Vidya Sagar Deevi joined our temple in September 2015. Earlier he worked as a priest at Shri
Venkateswara Swamy (Balaji) Temple, Birmingham, UK ( May 2010 to June 2014). And at Shri
Venkateswara Swamy (Balaji) Temple, Lagos city, Nigeria (Sept 2014 to June 2015). He follows
Vaikhanasa Aagama tradition and is from Panjagutta, Hyderabad, India. His qualifications include
â€œVaikhana Aagama Bhattarakaâ€, a graduation course from Sri Venkateswara Vedic University,
Dharmagiri, Tirumala and certification course from Sanskrit Prachara Sabha, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh
on Parichaya & Abhigna. He can perform all Hindu rituals (Astadasha Samskaraâ€™s), as per Vaikhanasa
Aagama Kalpasutra traditions which include Homams/ Havans, Ceremonies. He is married and blessed
with two daughters.
Pt. Venkata Sridhar Parasaram joined HTCC in May 2017. He hails from Hyderabad, India. He completed
â€œVaikhana Aagama Bhattarakaâ€ graduation course from Sri Venkateswara Vykhanasa Aagama Patasala,
Dwaraka, Tirumala during 2006-2012 in first division. He has also completed certification in
â€œVaikhana Aagama â€“Archaka Pravesa Varaâ€ from A.P. Endowments Department.
Pt. Venkata Sridhar Parasaram can perform rituals (Astadasa samskaraâ€™s), 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