About Priest

!!! Om Sri Sai Nathaya Namah !!!

Harrisburg Sai Seva Samithi is delighted to introduce you to our mandir’s new priest “Shri S.M.Keshava Shastry”. He has previously worked in Hindu Temple of Greater Springfield, Illinois for five years. He also served in various temples across India before moving to America.

Shri Keshava Shastry hails from Karnataka and belongs to a traditional priest family. He has obtained his education in “Krishna Yajurveda, Poorva Prayoga, Ritual Smartha and Vedic Studies”.

He comes with a wealth of vedic knowledge and experience to perform daily rituals and special poojas for our dear Sai Baba and he  is well versed with various Hindu rituals and puja services for all occasions such as Chandi Homam, Sudarshan Homam, Gruha pravesham, Sathyanarayana Puja, Marriage ceremony, Shastipoorti, Navagraha Shanti/Homam, Upanayanam and other pujas. He was previously associated with Sringeri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Dakshinamnaya Sharada Peetam, Sringeri Karnataka in performing various Yagams, rituals and has received a meritorious certificate. Shri Keshava Shastry is multilingual, speaks Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, English and Hindi. He is married, has a lovely two-year-old daughter and will be residing at the temple’s priest quarters.