Parashakthi Temple is home to five experienced Hindu priests who can perform various types of Hindu rituals and Pujas at the Home of the devotee or in the Temple. These include: Seemantham ( Pregnancy), Namakaranam (Naming), Annaprasanam (First-meal), Akshrabhyasa, Upanayanam (Thread ceremony), Vidyabhasa Poorthy (Graduation), Nischitartham (Engagement), Vivaham (Wedding), Shashtiabdapoorthy (60th Birthday), Sadabhishekam (80th Birthday), Bhumi Puja, Graha Pravesham (House warming), Rishi Panchami, Sathyanarana pooja, Vahana puja and all types of Homa and Nithya puja. Our priests will also handle funeral services, shraadda (ancestor Worship puja) and other aparakramas. A brief description of our priests is given below.
Priest Narayanaswamy Kumar
Priest Narayanaswamy Kumar is a priest of the Smartha tradition and has qualified in Krishna Yajur Veda at the Veda Vedanta Padasalai in Pazuvhur, Trichy, and Tamil Nadu. He is familiar with Arunam, Kaatakam, Upanishad, Shaka Samhitha and Kramam. He also learnt various poorva rituals like Punyakavachanam, Namakaranam, Annaprasanam, Chowlam, Upanayanam, Vivaham, Seemantham, Ayushhomam, Shastiabda poorthy and apara Kramas like Pretha Karma, Nithya Vidhi, Subhasweekaram, Tharpanam, Shraddham etc. His training in Alabama puja includes Death Gayathri, Shakhabhishekam, Annabhishekam, Alankaram, and Archana. He chants various slokas and Paarayanas with clarity. He has worked in Singapore as a rites priest and is available for all types of Graha Pujas.
VARADHARAJAN RAMANUJAM IYENGAR
Joined our temple as priest on June 15th 2012. He comes from a family of Vaishnavite Vedic priests. He was trained initially by his father who is an accomplished priest and subsequently trained in Sri Prasna Samhitha Pancharathra Agama under L.S. Soundarraja Bhattachariar of Kumbakonam. He worked as an Assistant to his guru at the Lord Sarangapani, Chakrapani and Ramaswamy temples in Kumbakonam. He is familiar with different Temple Aradhana protocols as well as different types of Gruha Puja particularly in Sri Vaishnava Sampradayam. He is familiar with Ganapathi Homam, Sudharsana Homam, Sri Lakshmi Narashima Homam, Sri Lakshmi Hayagreeva Homam Dhanvanthri Homam, Lakshmi Homam, Durga Homam, Mrtyunjaya Homam, Navagraha Homam, Dakshina Moorthy Homam, Raghu Kethu shanthi Homam and others. Sri Varadharajan speaks fluent Tamil and communicates well in English. He is available for performing various Gruha Puja.
Krishnaswamy Alasingara Bhatta
Shri krishnaswamy Bhatta joined our temple in the summer of 2008. He comes from a family of hereditary priests of the Kote Sri Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy Temple, Bangaluru. He received diplomas in Pancharathra Agama, Pravara and Praveena from Mysore S. M. Sanskrit College and Vishishtadwaitha Vedanta Madhyama training from Karnataka University. Before joining our temple, he worked as an Agamik priest in Kote Sri Anjaneyaswamy Temple and Karekal Sri Anjaneyaswamy Temple, Bangaluru. He is well trained in Bhagadaradhana Nityotsava, Brahmotsava, Pavitrotsava, Kalyanotsava, MahaKumbhabhishekam, Prana Prathishtapanam, Sudrarhana Homam, Griha Pravesam, Nama Karanam and all Poorva Prayogams. He speaks and can converse in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, English and Hindi. Shri Krishnaswamy belongs to the Vaishnavite sampradayam.