Dr. Sri Vasudeva Sharma   

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.
Languages Fluent in: Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English

  Pt. Sri Vidya Sagar, Deevi   

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 “Vaikhana Aagama Bhattaraka”, 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 Samskara’s), as per Vaikhanasa Aagama Kalpasutra traditions which include Homams/ Havans, Ceremonies. He is married and blessed with two daughters.
Languages Fluent in: Telugu, English, Hindi, Tamil and speaks a little kannada as well.

  Pt. Sri Venkata Sridhar Parasaram   

Pt. 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, Dwaraka, Tirumala during 2006-2012 in first division. He has also completed certification in “Vaikhana Aagama –Archaka Pravesa Vara” from A.P. Endowments Department. Pt. Venkata Sridhar Parasaram can perform rituals (Astadasa samskara’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 Narayana Homams.
Languages Fluent in: Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English.

  Pt. Sri Vinayak Pathak   

Pt. Vinayak Pathak joined HTCC in December 2017. He hails from New Delhi, India. He comes from a family of priests going back to (3) generations. He received “Shastri” certificate from Sampoornanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi in the Year 1998. Pt. Vinayak Pathak specializes in all kind of Hindu Karmakand, e.g. conducting marriage, Yagnopavit, Abhishek, Havan etc. Also specializes in administering religious services. Skilled in Bhajan singing and conducting pravachans, which include Sri Hanumān Chālisa and Sunderkānd pravachan. Performs all nitya rituals including annual ceremonies. This includes various religious rituals of major practices covered under the broad umbrella of the Hindu Faith. He is passionate in deity decorations, especially Utsav Murthy(s). He specializes in making deities with different materials for event significant occasions.
Languages Fluent in: Hindi, Sanskrit and English.

  Pt. Sri AnanthaRamaKrishnan Amaravathy Rathnam   

Pt. Anantha RamaKrishnan joined HTCC in March 2018. He hails from Chennai, India and has vast experience as Purohita for over 23 years. Earlier he worked as a priest at Prasanna Vinayagar Alayam,West Mambalam, Chennai and later at Sankadhara Vinayagar Temple, Chennai. Before joining HTCC and in US, he served as Priest at MahaVallabha Ganapathi Temple of Flushing, New York and at Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah. Prior to his carrier as Purohita, he completed 8 years (1974 - 1982), a Masters level course in Kramantham, Kavya Padam in Krishna Yajurveda, at Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt Veda Paatashaala. Pt. Anantha RamaKrishnan has attended Athi Rudra Maha Yagnas, as Ritwik /Veda Pandit (ref: Sri Sringeri Vidya Bharathi Foundation, P.A.) Pt. Anantha RamaKrishnan is well versed in Veda Parayanam and in Purohitam and has skills acquired, which include - Poorvam, Aaparam, Vaithekam and can perform many Pujas including Ganapathi Puja/ Homa, Devi Puja, and Samskaras/rituals such as weddings, Punyahavachana, Namakarana, Vrita Sankalpas, Seemantha etc. He is married and blessed with two daughters and his family resides in India.
Languages Fluent in: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada & English.

  Pt. Sri Srinivasa Ranganathan Desikan   

Pt. Srinivasa Ranganathan Desikan joined HTCC in October 2018. He hails from Chennai, India. Earlier he attended as a Vedic Teacher, teaching Yajur Veda and Divya Prabhandham at Sri Ranganatha Paduka Vidyalaya at Srirangam for (2) years, and later served Shri Ahobila Mutt, Ahobilam Andhra Pradesh, for (21) years under 45th JEER's administration. Before joining HTCC and in US, he served as Priest at Sri Venkateswara Temple, Pittsburgh, PA. Pt. Srinivasa Ranganathan Desikan is an experienced Purohit, following Pancharatra Agama traditions. He has obtained certificates Pancharatra Agama Dekshai and on Divya Prabhandham and Thiru Aaradhanam. Pt. Srinivasa Ranganathan Desikan took part during Sri Mahalakshmi Yagnam, while at Sri Venkateswara Temple, Pittsburgh, PA. Pt. Desikan is well versed in Divya Prabhandham and has skills to perform - Maha Samprokshanams of Temples and all types of Homas individually.
Languages Fluent in: Tamil, Telugu, and understands English.