Sri Rompicharla Bhattar Venkata Ramanacharyulu
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Sri Rompicharla Bhattar Venkat Ramanacharyulu is a native of Andhra Pradesh (A.P.), India. He was born in Akulamannadu, Krishna District and comes from a family of Temple Priests and Archakas. The family members of Sri Ramanacharyulu manage to this day the Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple in Akulamannadu with daily Pujas and services.
Sri Ramanacharyulu pursued training and study in the theory, practice, and methods of Hindu religious rituals and worship at the Vaikhanasa Vidyanilayam, Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. During this period, he had the great honor and privilege of studying under his paternal uncle Sri Pardhasaradhi Bhattacharyulu, Asthana Pandit at Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam, who was honored by titles like “Sri Vaikhanasa Ratnakara” and was bestowed the title of “Vidwat Kavi Sarvabhowma” by the President of India.
Sri Ramanacharyulu passed the Pravesha and Vara Examinations [conducted by the A.P. Government Religious Endowments Department] that qualify him to perform religious services in several areas: Vaikhanasa Agama Sastra; Vastu Sastra; Jyothish Sastra; Brahmotsava Karyakramas; Devalaya Prathishtapanam; Daivika Karyakramas (related to Gods); Manushika Karyakramas (related to humans like Namakaranam, Annahprasana, Sraadha Kriyaas) gruhapravesam,satyanarayanavratam, homams etc..
Experience: He worked as Archaka from 1981 to 1990 at Sri Anjaneya Temple and Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple in Andhra Pradesh; as Pradhana Archaka (Chief Priest) from 1990 to 1995 at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Sivaji Nagar, Tharasa (Maharashtra), and as Pradhana Archaka from 1995 to 2001 in Sri Vijayalakshmi-Ganesh and Hanuman Temple in Mouda, Nagpur District, Maharashtra, India. He joined the D/FW Hindu Temple, Irving, Texas, in October 2001. Sri Ramancharyulu speaks fluent Telugu,tamil, Marathi, and Hindi. His wife Smt. Radha , son Seshasai(working as a priest), daughter Surekha.