About Our Priest

Pandit Krishnan Sastrigal

Pandit. Sri. Krishnan Sastrigal has over 20 years of experience as a priest at various temples in India, USA, Malaysia and Sri Lanka, and as a “Purohit” in both India and abroad. He has served in prominent temples in the US, namely the Ganesha Temple, Flushing (NY), Sri Lakshmi Temple, Ashland (MA) and the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin. His most recent position was as a priest was at the Maha Ganapathy temple of Arizona.  

Pandit. Krishnan Sastrigal learnt Krishna Yajurveda Adhyayana at Sri Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kumbakonam – Tamil Nadu, India – under the tutelage of Sri. Manjakudi Venkatrama Sastrigal and Sri. Krishnamoorthy Ganabadigal. He is fluent in Tamil, Telugu and English. 

Pandit. Krishnan Sastrigal is well versed in performing rituals like Kumbabhishekam, Laksharchana, Ganapathy Homam, Sudharshana Homam, Navagraha Homam and Mrityunjaya Homam at Hindu temples and residences. He is also available to perform rituals and ceremonies including Hindu weddings, baby shower (seemantham), Satya Narayana Puja, Upanayanam, Gruhapravesh, Sashtiyabdapoorthi (60th Birthday), Sadabishekam (80th Birthday), Bheemarathasanthi, Bhagavathi Seva, funeral services, srardha/hiranya.

Please contact him at:

Email: priestoffremont@gmail.com

Phone: 510- 651-4148 (H) ,480-310-8619 (M)


Pandit Sri Venkatesh murthy

Pandit. Sri. Venkatesh murthy hails from a very traditional Priest family.  He was initiated into the scriptural and Veda's studies at a very young age. Pandit.Venkatesa Murthy had the fortune of learning Vedas and Rituals at Sri Sharada Peetam at Sringeri. He recently joined Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple. He is fluent in Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Sanskrit, English & Telugu.  

Sri. Venkatesh Murthy has more than 25 years of experience in performing various South-Indian/North-Indian Hindu ceremonies and has served as a Priest at Sri. Satyanarayana Swamy Temple, Middletown (CT), Sri. Guruvayurappan Temple, Morganhill (NJ), Sri Sanatana Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale (CA). Pandit. Venkatesh Murthy believes that it is his sacred duty to spread knowledge and awareness about Sanatana Dharma in the USA and has been providing religious services to the Hindu community in USA for the last 15 years.

Please contact him at 

Email: venkateshbhatt@gmail.com

Mobile: 408-888-5974

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