Shri Janakbhai Shukla
Languages: Gujarati, English, Hindi
Shri Janakbhai Shukla was born in the village of Kosmada, district of Surat in Gujarat, India. He completed his high school education in Sanskrit and obtained the traditional priestly education from his father who was a practicing priest at the local temple in Kosmada. Janakbhai completed his undergraduate studies with a B.Sc. degree from the South Gujarat University.
As a young man, Janakbhai worked as a priest at the local temple in the Kosmada Village under the guidance of his father. He then emigrated to Zambia in Central Africa where he served as a priest for the Radha Krishna Temple of Ndala for over thirteen years. Before coming to the U.S. in 1993, Janakbhai was in the United Kingdom serving as the Chief Priest for the Hindu temple in Birmingham. Since his arrival here, Janakbhai has earned the respect of our Hindu Community of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex by his dedication to the temple.
Janakbhai has very good knowledge of astrology. He likes to entertain the devotees with his Bhajans and Kirtans during which he plays the harmonium and tabla. He is conversant in Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati and English. Janakbhai and his wife Harshaben are proud parents of two sons – Himanshu and Parimal. Harshaben has training in education (BA, B.Ed) and has thirteen years of experience in teaching.