Priest Gurukkal ji

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Sriman Naganathan Kumar (Gurukkal) Sivachariar

Naganathan Kumar (Gurukkal) Sivachariar, was born in Kalaiyar Kovil, Tamil Nadu, India, and was brought up in a long serving Hindu tradition. He studied at the Sri Karpagah Vinayaka Vedagama Vidyalayam located in Pilaiyarpatti, Tamil Nadu, India, under the guidance of his Guru Vikash Rathna Dr. Pichai Sivachariar. He specialized in Agora Pathathi Section of both Karana and Kamya Agamas; Vedas (Yajur Veda) and Sasthras.

Sri Gurukkal can speak Tamil, Sanskrit and basic English/Telugu/Malayalam. Sri Gurukkal has served in Sri Purna Chakara Vinayaka Temple, Mana Madurai, India, Sri Balasubramunaya Temple, Idaikattur, India, Sri Dharma Muneeswaran Temple, Singapore and Sri Murugan Temple, Maryland, USA. He has 18 years of work experience. For the past two years he was invited by the renowned Hawaii Hindu Monastery to conduct the Gurudeva Mahasamadhi homa and puja.

Kumar Gurukkal lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife Manimozhi, son Santhosh and daughter Durga.

Sri Gurukkal performs:
•   Ganapathy Homam to Maha Kumbha Abishekam which include performing 64 different pujas (Chathus Sashti Samskaram).
•   Nithya Pujas which include 16 different pujas (Shodasa Upacharam).
•   Mahachandi Homams for Goddess
•   Sathya Narayana Vratha pujas.
•   Excellent alankarams for all deities.
•   Conducts weddings, Vidyarambham, Namakaranam, Upanayanam
• Provides astrological time in conjunction with Hindu Calendar for house warming, marriage, establishing new corporations, business transactions and for  any  Hindu religious occasions.
Sri Kumar

Gurukkal is inspired by the great Saiva Saint Sundarar. He says “It is my duty to preserve the Saiva Samayam and reawaken perceptions of its beauty within Hindu youth.”


Priest Shyam ji

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Davuluri Shyam Sundar Sharma (Shyam Garu)
 

Shyam Sundar, was born in Karimnagar, Telangana, India. He studied at Sridevi Veda Vidyalayam, located in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh, India. He specialized in Krishna Yajurveda Kramantam, Vaidika Smartam Pamchadasha Karmalu, Vaidikagamam.

Sri Shyam can speak Telugu, Hindi, English fluently, and basic Tamil. Sri Shyam started Vaidikam in Hyderabad, TeLANGANA, India from 2012 to 2016. He then moved to Shivdham temple in Orlando, Florida, and worked as Hindu Pandith before moving to HTGT, Tulsa in 2018 April.

Sri Shyam lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife Srivalli.

Sri Shyam performs all kinds of Hindu rituals, which include but are not limited to -

  • Satyanarayana Vrata
  • All kind of vratas
  • All homams example Ganapathi, Chandi, Sudarshana, Navagraha
  • Namakaranam
  • Annaprasana
  • Upanayanam
  • Vivaham
  • Gruhapravesham