Meet our Priest

About the Founder Director / Chairperson:

Sriman Narsimhacharya Cherukupally Chief Priest,

Yagnaacharya and Pancharathra Aagama Vidwan
Phone: 310-971-1388
Email: priest@hanumantemplela.org

Sri U. Ve. Sriman Cherukupalli Narasimhacharya

Swamiji Maharaj is highly blessed to establish the first of this great Temple in California of the United States..

He is Born to the hereditary Vedic priest of Nathagiri, currently called Nacharam a sacred place of Sri Narasimha Swami Temple near Hyderabad, India.

Vedic Education

He passed with distinction in Sri Pancharatra Agama Studies and various Hindu Scriptures from:

Vedanta Vardhini College, Hyderabad, Vedic University, Vijayawada, AP,

Department of Endowment, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, He is awarded special title with Specialization in :-

Sri Pancharatra Aagama, Brahmotsavam Yajur Veda, Divya Prabandam, Prathishtanam, Smartanam, Jyotishyam, Devalaya Nirmanam, Vastu Shastram, Ramayanam, Bhagavatam, Mahabharatam, Upanishads.

Experience in India

Observed temple and religious events from ages 7 years and volunteered while studying at vedic schools from ages 11 to 22 years.

Served as Upa Acharya in Sahasra Kundatmaka Maha Vishnu Yagam and Ashwamedha Yagam in 1999. Performed Brahmotsavam and Maha Sudarshana Narasimha Yagam and performed discourses on Sri Ramayana and Srimad Bhagawadam Conducted Prana Prathishta in 15 temples from 1997-2001 at various places in India.

Conducted 6 Maha Vishnu Yagams under the guidance of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji from 1997-2001.

Experience in USA

Chief Priest: Hindu Temple of Oklahoma City from 2001- August 2011. Helped design the expansion of temples according to Vastu Shastram and Agama Shastra at many places in U.S.A. Conducted many Yagnas and Prana Pratishtha at various places in U.S.A.