Meet our Acharyas

About Priest Sriman Samudrala Venkatachari ji

Sriman Samudrala Venkatachari ji is a well known priest in Washington DC area who is the founder and trustee of HTVA. He is also providing his priestly services in the temple without any financial expectations. He graduated in an ancient Vedic Shastra ; Sri PancharatrAgamaShastra; from an institution founded by well-known spiritual guru Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji at Jaggayyapet, Krishna district, AP India. He is also a scholar in Smarthapanchadashasamskaras and Sanskrit. He is fluent in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi and Sanskrit. Sriman Venkatachari will be available for both outside and in-temple priestly services at HTVA. You may reach Sri Venkatachari at 301-523-1926

About Priest Sriman Srinivasan Acharya ji

Sriman Srinivasan Acharyaji hails from Thirunaangoor divya desam ( Seergazhi )practicing Sri Vaishnava Sampradayam, Krishna Yajushaka and Abastambha Sutram. Srinivasan Acharyaji studied in VanPurushothama gurukulam for over 14 years under the expert guidance of Sreeman Raghavacharya and BhramaSri Kedara Sastrigal . Srinivasan Acharyaji specialized on Nalayaira divya prabhandam ( the guiding text for Srivaishnava sampradaya blessed by the 12 Alwars) and earned a gold medal for his knowledge in that subject. Srinivasan Acharyaji has over 20 years of experience including multiple divya desams in Tamilnadu in various roles as Archagar, Adhyapakar and Upadhyayar. Srinivasan Acharyaji will be available in the temple to help you in Tamil and Telugu Sriman Srinivasan Acharya ji will be available for in-temple priestly services at HTVA. You may reach him at 703-373-7326