About Priests

!!! Shri Vasudevacharlu Gopalchar !!!

Priest Vasudevacharlu has an impressive background, having served as the Chief Priest at Sri Ashtalakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple and other notable temples in Jayanagar, Bengaluru, from 2000 to 2016. His tenure was marked by his commitment to various religious ceremonies and his ability to connect with the community. Subsequently, he enriched his experience at the Vedic Temple of Virginia, USA.

He is a certified Pacharatra Agama practitioner from the Government Maharaja’s Sanskrit College in Mysore and is knowledgeable in Bharathiya Jyothishya Gnanavalli. His expertise includes Vedic portions such as Purusha Sooktham, Narayana Sooktham, and Mahanyasapoorvaka Rudra Japam, among others.

Priest Vasudevacharlu is adept in conducting a broad spectrum of temple poojas, special poojas, and homams. These include Nithya Poojas, Navaratri Pooja, Sudarshana Homam, Vishnuparivara Homam, and more. He is also skilled in Graha Poojas and Aparam services like Tarpanam and Srardham.


He is fluent in Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and English, allowing him to engage effectively with a diverse congregation.

!!! Shri Puli Manikanta Sharma !!!

Harrisburg Sai Seva Samithi wholeheartedly welcomes Shri Manikanta Sharma garu to be a part of our family. 

Shri Manikanta Sharma garu comes to us with rich experience, having previously served at the Sai Parivar Temple in North Brunswick, New Jersey, and various temples across India before moving to America.

Hailing from Telangana state and belonging to a traditional priest family, Shri Manikanta Sharma garu has received extensive education in SMARTHA & AGAMA shastra. His profound Vedic knowledge and expertise enable him to perform daily rituals and special poojas for our beloved Sai Baba, Vigneshwara, Dattatreya, Bala Tripura Sundari Sametha Chandramouleshwara Swamy, and Ram Parivaar. 

He is also well-versed in various Hindu rituals and puja services for all occasions, including Chandi Homam, Sudarshan Homam, Gruhapravesham, Sathyanarayana Puja, Marriage ceremony, Shasti Poorti, Navagraha Shanti/Homam, Upanayanam, Namakaranam, Annaprasnam, Aksharaabhyasam, and other pujas.

Shri Manikanta Sharma garu is fluent in Telugu, English, and Hindi.