Smt. Uma Jillalamudi .......Ph: 512 927 0000



manager@austinhindutemple.org
Smt. Uma Jillalamudi joined the Temple in 2016 as Office Manager with 15+ years of experience in various managerial roles. Uma ji has been active in the Temple community as a volunteer since 2005 and partiipated in all major events. She was an entrepreneur back in India and worked with various private entities as well as Government departments in United Andhra Pradesh State. Currently, as Office Manager, Uma ji activelly manages and coordinates finance, kitchen, volunteers, events, procurement and Temple maintenance.

Pandit Sri Arun Viswanath Gurukkal.......Ph: 512 521 6629



priest.rarun@austinhindutemple.org
Pandit Sri Arun Viswanath Gurukkal joined our Austin Hindu Temple and Community Center in mid-December 2015. He completed Sivagama Ratnam from traditional Vedic school at Pillaiyar Patti in Tamil Nadu from his guru Shivasri Dr. K. Pitchai Gurukkal, followed by a MA degree in Shaiva Agama from Sri Venkateswara Vedic University, Tirupati. His past experience includes working in Kalika Ambal Temple in Reunion, France. He is fluent in Tamil, Telugu, and English.. He can also understand French. Panditji has successfully peformed various ceremonies like Maha Rudram, Rudra Homam, Brahmotsavams in addition to all other pujas at AHTCC. Panditji is an expert in Ganesha and Devi alnkarams, Kumbhabhishekam events, Skanda Sashti, Karthika Masa Pujas, Thai Poosam, Vaikasi Vesagam, all Murugan and Ganesha Shaiva Agama related pujas. Panditji is also knowledgeable in home ceremonies like Ground Breaking, Gruha Pravesam, Vastu Shanti, Namakaranam, Annaprasanam, Vidhyarambham, Wedding, Ruthu Mangala Shanti, and Seemantham. In addition to knowing the various daily puja rituals/abhishekam for various deities, he is also knowledgeable in performing different shanthi pujas and havans. He will be a great asset to our temple.

Pandit Sri Nagasiva Sharma.......Ph: 512 998 9291



priest.nagasiva@austinhindutemple.org
Pandit Sri Nagasiva Sharma joined our Austin Hindu Temple family in June 2017. Before coming to Austin, Sriman Nagasiva worked as a Veda Pandit and freelance priest at Sri Sringeri Shankaramatam Devastanam, Hyderabad for 9 years. Panditji is a Shukla Yajur Vediya Krama Pati and also trained in the Smartha traditions. He has also studied Krishna Yajur Veda and various Karma Kaandas for over 11 years from his guru Sriman Vempati Parthasaradhi after which he took up teaching other vedic students for about 2 years. Panditji is an expert in performing various Karma vidhis including Panchadasha karmas, Abhishekams, Homam and Alamkarana. Panditji is a Chandi Upasaka and performs all kinds of Devi related Pujas. While Panditji's speciality is in Chandi homa where he has guru upadesa, he is also an expert in panchadasha karmas including Pumsavanam, Seemantham (Baby Shower), Namakaranam (Naming Ceremony), Annaprasana (First Feeding Ceremony), Wedding (Marriage), Upanayanam (Thread Ceremony), Shanti Pujas, Homams, Satyanarayana Vratam, Gruhapravesha Puja, Vaastu Puja, Kalasarpa Shanti Pujas etc. Over the years, Panditji participated in as well as conducted various large events including Shata Chandi, Sahasra Chandi, Koti Rudra, Ati Rudra, Maharudra Yagnyas in India. Panditji is also an expert in Maha Lingarchana, Sahasra Lingarchana, Mahanyasa Poorvaka Rudraabhishekams and Kalyanams to various deities. Panditji is very fluent in Telugu and Hindi while having an basic understanding of Tamil and English. Panditji is married and have two beautiful children.

Pandit Sri Raghurama Sharma.......Ph: 512 998 0122



priest.raghurama@austinhindutemple.org
Pandit Sri Raghurama Sharma joined Austin Hindu Temple in Oct 2017. Before coming to Austin, Sri Raghuram worked as a Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam Veda Pandit and freelance priest at Sri Venkateshwara Swami Devastanam, Nagole, Hyderabad for 7 years. Panditji is a Krishna Yajur Vediya Krama Pati and also trained in the Smartha traditions. He has studied Krishna Yajur Veda from his veda guru Sri Maddulapalli Suryanarayana Sharma for 8 years and in Smartha sampradaya from his guru Sri Sannidhanam Sridhara Sharma for 2 years. Panditji is an expert in performing various Nitya, Naimittika and Kamya karmas including Panchadasha karmas, Abhishekams, Homam and Alamkarana. Panditji is an expert in panchadasha karmas including Namakaranam, Annaprasana, Vivaha, Upanayanam, Shanti Pujas, Homa, Satyanarayana Vratam, Gruhapravesha Puja, Vaastu Puja, Kalasarpa Shanti Puja and others. Athi Rudram, Maha Rudram, Sampoorana Veda Parayanam, Maha Lingarchana, Sahasra Lingarchana, Mahanyasa Poorvaka Rudraabhishekams. Over the years, Panditji has conducted various large events organized by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam including Karthika Koti Deepotsavam and has also given Pravachanams on Bhakti TV. Pandit ji is also knowledgeable in conducting Brahmotsavams, Pratishtadi programs, Udaga Shanti, Sitarama Kalyanam, Sri Venkateshwara Kalyanam, Siva Parvathi Kalyanam etc. Panditji is very fluent in Telugu and has a basic understanding of Tamil and English. Panditji is married and have a beautiful child.

Pandit Sri Lakshmikanthacharyulu Nambi.......Ph: 512 701 5676



priest.lknambi@austinhindutemple.org
Pandit Sri Lakshmikanthacharyulu Nambi joined Austin Hindu Temple in January 2018. Sri Nambi worked as a priest at Sri Anjaneya Swami Devastanam, Mothinagar, Hyderabad for 4 years and as a Veda Pandit at Srirangam. Panditji is a Krishna Yajur Vediya Krama Pati and also trained in the Smartha traditions. Panditji is an expert in Aradhana, Veda Parayanam, Brahmotsavam, Pratisthtantam in Pancharathraagam.. Panditji is an expert in panchadasha karmas including Namakaranam, Annaprasana, Vivaha, Upanayanam, Homa, Satyanarayana Vratam, Gruhapravesha Puja, Vaastu Puja, Sampoorana Veda Parayanam, and Mahanyasa Poorvaka Rudraabhishekams. Pandit ji is also knowledgeable in conducting Brahmotsavams, Pratishtadi programs, Udaga Shanti, Sitarama Kalyanam, Sri Venkateshwara Kalyanam, Siva Parvathi Kalyanam etc. Panditji is very fluent in Telugu, Kannada, English, and Hindi. Panditji is married and have two beautiful children.

Pandit Sri Padmanabhan Alavoor .......Ph: 737 420 3578



priest.padmanabhan@austinhindutemple.org
Pandit Sri Padmanabhan Alavoor Srinivasaraghavan joined the Austin Hindu temple family in May 2022. Prior to the Austin Hindu Temple (USA), Pandit ji worked in the Pomona Sri Ranganatha Temple (USA - 2005), the Hindu Cultural Centre Of North Alabama (Sri jagannatha swamy temple - USA - 2005 to 2009) and Srirangam (India) Temple as Veda Vaadhyaar about 12 years. Panditji studied Krishna Yajurveda. Panditji is proficient in performing Aradhana, Brahmotsavam, Pratisthtantam and Pancharatha Raagam. Pandit ji is an expertt in Prabandham (thiruppallandu, thirupalli eguzhchi, thiruppavai etc), panchadasa karmas including Namakarana, Annaprasana, Upanayanam, Homam, Satyanarayana Vratam, Griha Pravesh Puja, Vaastu Puja, Veda Parayanam, and Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhishekam. Pandit ji is also competent in conducting Brahmotsavams, Pratishta programs, Udaga Shanti, Sitarama Kalyanam, Sri Venkateswara Kalyanam, Siva Parvathi Kalyanam, Sudarshana homam, Ganapathy homam and much more. Pandit ji is married and has three kids. Panditji is also a Sanskrit scholar. Panditji completed his studies in Veda adhyayanam and Mphil (Sanskrit). Panditji is multilingual and can speak Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Sanskrit, Kannada and English.

Pandit Sri Karthik Soundararajan .......Ph: 737 420 5185



priest.adinarayanan@austinhindutemple.org
Pandit Sri Karthik Soundararajan joined the Austin Hindu temple family during the second week of june 2022. Panditji worked in Madurai Sevuga Perumal kovil (India - 1998 to 2008), Mysoor Lakshmi Narasimha Kshetram Parashara gurukulam (India - 2008 to 2021). Panditji also worked in several temples as a priest on ad hoc basis during utsavams like Jayaveera Hanuman kovil padithurai, Vaikunda naathar temple thevaaram, varadharaja perumal temple (Myanmar - Burma). Panditji is a Yajurveda and Pancharatra Agama Pundit. He is an expert in Alankarams and rituals including Namakaranam, Annaprasana, Homa, Satyanarayana Vratam, Gruhapravesha Puja, Vaastu Puja, Divya Prabadha Parayanam, and Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhishekam. Panditji is also knowledgeable in conducting Vishu Brahmotsavams, Pratishta programs, Sitarama Kalyanam, Sri Venkateshwara Kalyanam, Siva Parvathi Kalyanam, etc. Panditji is married and has two beautiful children. Pandit ji is fluent in Tamil and can understand/speak English.

Pandit Sri Dhileep Kumar M .......Ph: 737 309 6995



priest.dhileep@austinhindutemple.org
Pandit Sri Dhileep Kumar M joined the Austin Hindu temple family during mid August 2022. Before coming to Austin, Panditji worked as a priest in Thirunallar Saneeswaran temple in India and Geylang Shiva temple in Singapore. He has a combined 10 years of experience in several types of rituals, including Kumbhabhishekams and Utsavams. He completed his education in Shivagama Pravara. In 2012, he was subsequently awarded the Shivagama Vidhyanidhi from Veda Agama Samskruta Maha Pathasala in Bangalore. Pandit ji is fluent in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, and English. Dhileep Kumar’s expertise and pleasant personality is an asset to the Austin community.

Sri Venkatesan Perumal .......




Sri Venkatesan Perumal joined the Austin Hindu temple family as a support staff in early May 2022. Before coming to Austin, he worked as sculptor for Padmasri Muthiah Sthapati for 23 years. He was part of the team which did the ornamentation work at Austin Hindu Temple during 2014-2018. Venkatesan is originally from Srivilliputtar in Tamil Nadu.