Welcome Priest Pt Balaji Ranganathan
Please welcome Pt. Balaji Ranganathan as a second priest to HSNEF Temple. Pt. Balaji will arrive in USA on Wednesday September 20,2017. His first day at the temple will be on Friday September 22, 2017.
Pt Balaji worked as a Hindu Priest at Pittsburgh’s Sri Venkateswara Temple from December 2012 through June 2015, before returning to India. He has been working as Head Priest at Sri Venugopalaa Swamy Seva Trust, Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu.
Pt Balaji has been described as “kind and courteous” and well versed in all aspects of temple activities and well trained in Pancharatra agama (Pancharatra or Pāñcarātra refer to Vaishnava Sanskrit Agamic texts .) . Pt. Balaji had been devoting Archaga Kainkaryam for Various special festivals like Pavithrosthavam, Bromostavam, Kalyana ustavam at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Thillaistanam located in Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu since 2006
Pt Balaji studied Divya Prabandham and Bhagavadaradhana Vidhi in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthana Patasala during 2001 to 2009. He also studied Pancharatra Agama Utsavam and Pratishta in Terazhundur Patasala in Nagapattinam Dist.
Pt Balaji is trained in conducting special ‘utsavams’ (congressional special festival celebrations) Alankarams (dressing up the idols), ‘Tirumanjana Kattiyam’ (Abhishek services), Havans and Arati.
Welcome Pt Balaji Ranganathan !
HSNEF EB 2017