Shri Janaki Ram Sastry Vithala
SHRI JANAKI RAM SASTRY VITHALA is the Head Priest - Purohit-Acharya of The Bharatiya Temple since 1986. He holds Bhasha Praveena Degree in Sanskrit, Telugu, and P.O.L. He studied vedas, Agamas and Sastras in the traditional Gurukula style. He performed various Yajnas, Havans, Weddings, Upanayanas, etc. all over the United States & Canada. He initiated into Srividya (worship of devine mother Sakti, Durga, etc.) by the Adi Shankaracharya order. He has done Immense Service to the indian Community in the greater Detroit Area. He participated and rendered Hindu philosophy as a panel member of the seminar "Motivational Consequences of Devine Relevation" at the World Parliment of Religions in Chicago on September 2, 1993. He is a Good Will ambassador to Bharatiya Temple. He is a friend, philosopher, guide and consular to many of our community. He performed the installation ceremonies for the murties in November 1983 at our temple. He performed Murtistha Panas in so many temples in U.S., Canada and Europe since 1983. Sastriji resides in Bloomfield Hills, with his wife Ramamanisri and his two daughters Swapanti and Saradalahari.
Phone: (248) 770-9565
Shri Satagopan Chariyar
Shri Satagopan Chariyar hails from a family of Priests from Thirugoshtiyur in Tamil Nadu, India and has studied Paancharatra Aaghamam, Divya Prabhandam and Yajur Veda from Srirangam Padasalai in Srirangam. He has served as Priest in Sri Seetharam Baag Temple, Hyderabad, Birla Temple, Hyderabad, Sri Ganesh Temple, New York and Sri Balaji Vedic Center, West Bloomfield, MI. He joined The Bharatiya Temple in 2015. His specialty includes artistic decoration of Lord Venkateswara and other Murtis with flowers.
Endowed with an ever-smiling face and a wonderful voice, he also conducts Thirumanjanam for Moola Vigraha & other Pujas and Havans in the Temple. Sri Satagopan Ji speaks Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and English fluently.
Sri Vedmurti Omkar Kamalakant Umarye ji
OmkarJi is well qualified in Shree Krishna Yajurveda Taittiriya (from Pathshala in Satara, Maharashtra) and Shree Krishna Yajurveda Kramanta (from Pathshala in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu). He is skilled in performing Smartha Yajnas . He is also a certified Yoga teacher (from Yoga School in Rishikesh, Himalayas). He is unmarried and knows English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Konkani and Sanskrit.
Sri Nikunjkumar Yogendrakumar Joshi ji
NikunjJi is well qualified in Shukla Yajurveda Samhita and Karmakand (studied under Shree Ved Murti Chandrashankar Upadhyay in Dakor City, Gujarat). He is skilled in performing Yajnas, consecration of idols and reciting Vedas. He also knows Atharvana Veda. He is married and knows Gujarati, Hindi, Sanskrit and English.