Temple Priests

Your Temple is proud to host the piests who are very learned and knowledgeable on various Hindu agamas and sastras. Here is their individual profile. All the priests not only conduct Puja at The Temple, but are also available for conducting personalized Pujas outside of The Temple. For booking needs, please contact the Priestly Services Team of your Temple at (248) 878-7072 so a volunteer can work with you to customize your requirements and answer any questions you might have.




is the Head Priest - Purohit-Acharya of The Bharatiya Temple since 1986. He holds Bhasha Praveena Degree in Sanskrit, Telugu, and P.O.L. He studied vedas, Agamas and Sastras in the traditional Gurukula style. He performed various Yajnas, Havans, Weddings, Upanayanas, etc. all over the United States & Canada. He initiated into Srividya (worship of devine mother Sakti, Durga, etc.) by the Adi Shankaracharya order. He has done Immense Service to the indian Community in the greater Detroit Area. He participated and rendered Hindu philosophy as a panel member of the seminar "Motivational Consequences of Devine Relevation" at the World Parliment of Religions in Chicago on September 2, 1993. He is a Good Will ambassador to Bharatiya Temple. He is a friend, philosopher, guide and consular to many of our community. He performed the installation ceremonies for the murties in November 1983 at our temple. He performed Murtistha Panas in so many temples in U.S., Canada and Europe since 1983. Sastriji resides in Bloomfield Hills, with his wife Ramamanisri and his two daughters Swapanti and Saradalahari. Sastry Ji can speak Hindi, Sanskirt, Telugu, Tamil, and English fluently.

Phone: (248) 770-9565.

Sri Kaushik Ji

has 15 years of experience in Karmakand Antargaad Vaidik Puranik Anushthaan pujas and yagnas. He performed numerous havans, yagnas, pujas, vastu, marriages and all other Hindu ceremonies mostly in the Indian state of Gujarat. He has also worked as Vedic Pundit in Jabalpur, Hrishikesh, Allahabad, Delhi and Mumbai. Joshiji has served as a Vedic Pundit (Scholar/Teacher) for a period of seven years teaching Sanskrit and Vedas at the reputed Maharshi Mahesh Yogi Vaidik Vishva Vidyalaya in India. He then served as a Vedic Teacher at the Ambika Niketan temple, a Hindu temple in Surat, India from 1999 to 2006 and thereafter, from 2006 he served as a priest at the same Ambika Niketan temple. Joshiji has several years of formal education in the Hindu scriptures of Vedas and Upanishads and in Sanskrit literature at Maharshi Mahesh Yogi Academy. He is from Antisar village in Kheda district, Gujarat. He speaks Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati, English and Marathi. 

Phone: (248) 878-0450.



Sri Kaushik Ji


hails from a family of Priests from Thirugoshtiyur(Tamil Nadu, India) and has studied Paancharatra Aaghamam, Divya Prabhandam and Yajur Veda from Srirangam Padasalai in Srirangam. He has served as Priest in Sri Seetharam Baag Temple, Hyderabad, Birla Temple, Hyderabad, Sri NY Ganesh Temple, New York and Sri Balaji Vedic Center, West Bloomfield, MI He joined The Bharatiya Temple in 2015. His speciality includes beautiful manner in which he decorates Lord Venkateswara and other Murties with flowers. A person endowed with an ever-smiling face and a wonderful voice, he also conducts Thirumanjanam for Moola Vigraha & other Pujas and Havans in the Temple. Sri Satagopan Ji speaks Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada and English fluently.

Phone: (248)635-1199

Sri Sharmaji

hails from New Delhi, India from the family of Priests. Sarmaji came to United States in the year of 1989 to serve as a Priest in Chicago Arora Balaji Temple. Having served there for 4 years he came to The Bharatiya Temple and served as a Priest until 2002. Then he went to LA and served as a Priest in Malibu Temple and then returned back to your Temple in 2014. He specializes in Yajur Veda, Agama Sastra. He is also famous for decoring the Deities in a very beutiful manner. He speaks fluently in Telgu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Sanskrit & English. He can also converse in Malayalam.

Phone: (248)720-8115