SV Temple Edina Minnesota


Temple Priests

Santhosh Hegde Swamy

SV Temple’s New Smartha Priest Santhosh Swamy has joined our temple on September 12th 2018 . He is trained in Shiva Aagama in Shringeri Mutt, Karnataka state and has been working as a priest since 2007. He is very proficient in Sanskrit and has a diploma in Sanskrit studies. He has studied Krishna Yajurvedam in ChamaRajendra Sanskrit college from 2004-2007.

He has performed and participated in many priestly services that includes Rudrabhishekam, Ganesh Abhishekam , Nava graha Shanthi pujas and SatyaNarayana swamy puja and a variety of Homams offered by temple to devotees.

He is available for outside pujas and at present started to do Shiva Abhishekam every Monday at temple and also introducing many new pujas related to Shiva like pradosham and UmaMaheswar vratam etc. He has also specialized in many varieties of decorations for Gods and planning to do Siva Parvathi Kalyanam during Maha Sivaratri time in 2019.

He is married and has one baby girl . He is fluent in Kannada, Sanskrit, Telugu and has working knowledge in English and Hindi.

RamaKishore Molugu Swamy

Priest Kishore swamy got his pancharatna Aagama training from Guru Sri Panchangam Venkata Ranga Acharyulu (Pancharatna Aagama Panditulu at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh)

Kishore swamy started working as a priest in 2000. He worked as the main priest at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple and Sri Ashtalakshmi Sametha Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple in Rajahmundry. He also worked at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Uppal (Telangana) and in Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). Most recently, before joining our temple, he worked briefly at SV Lotus Temple, Fairfax, Virginia.

Kishore Swamy has performed various alamkarams for Gods and Goddesses during Brahmotsavam and Navarathri Festival times in the Temples. He also prepares all kinds of Prasadams, snacks, sweets and varities of food items. He is an expert in reading Horoscopes and in doing Kuja Dosha Nivarana Pujas and Navagraha Shanti Pujas, He also is well trained in south Indian style Vaishnava and other weddings

Pavan Kumar Kumanduri Swamy.

Priest Sri Pavan Kumar Kumanduri Swamy, joined SV temple priest team on March 15 th 2015.

He was born in Vijayawada, AP and got his training at Pancharathra Aagama Kalashala in Jaggayyapet, Krishna Dist., AP, run by ChinnaJeeyar Swamy. He got certification in Pancharatra Aagama Sastram and started working as a priest since 1998.

Most recently before he joined us, he was working as Pradhana Archaka swamy ( Main priest ) in Balaji temple at Yelamanchili , Vizag dist, AP. Pavan swamy is married and has 2 kids and his family will be joining him soon.

Pavan Swamy has performed so many programs like — Brahmotsavams, Temple pranaprathistapanas , Pavithrostavams and gods Kalyanams and he gives his experience credit to his Guru Sriman Mortha Sitaramacharya swamy .

His specialities are performing Sudarsana Homam and reading Sundarakanda pararayanam and has travelled to Ceylon Two times performing Homams at temples.

Pavan swamy is also trained to make a variety of Prasadams for God and also makes variety of south Indian sweets and snacks.

He speaks Telugu, Hindi languages fluently and working knowledge in English .

We wish him Good luck and encourage our devotees to get to know him when you come to temple.

Seshadri Komanduri Swamy.

Priest Sri Komanduri Seshadri Swamy Iyyengar, was born in Hyderabad, India. At the age of twelve he joined in Pancharatra Agama Kalashaala (founded by Sri Sri Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Chinna Jeeyar Swamy) at Jaggayapeta, A.P. During this school time he learnt Thiruvaaraadhana, Brahmostavam and etc… He also learnt Vaidika Smartham under the guidance of Sriman Paravastu Seshacharya a well-known priest at TTD.

Seshadri latter on joined Osmania University, and completed his Doctorate Degree, in the subject of TIRUPPAVAI. Sri Seshadri is also experienced in jyothishyam, he learnt this from a famous Astrologist Sriman Komanduri Partha Sarathy Iyyengar.

Sri. Seshadri worked as a Priest and Purohit at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Hyderabad. During his work at Sri Venkateswara Temple, he performed communities Marriages, Gruhapravesha’s, Sudarshana Homama’s and Sri Satya Narayana Swamy vratham. He speaks Telugu, Sanskrit, Hindi, English fluently and has working Knowledge in Tamil.