Priest Ramachandra Bhat

“Over 30 years of experience in the Hindu tradition”
Priest Ramachandra Bhat is a Vedic Priest, well versed in several Indian languages performing Poojas, Homams, Religious Ceremonies and Weddings in both North and South Indian style.
Offering services in authentic Shaivite and Vaishnavite traditions with excellent reputation as knowledgeable, dignified, reliable, approachable and hospitable Priest.
He provides his own transportation and currently live in Loxahatchee, FL.

Hindu Priest Ramachandra Bhat

  • Education
  • Work History
  • Career Highlights
  • Languages


  • 1979-1985 Studied Krishna Yajur Veda, Poorva and Apara proyagas and Agamas in traditional Gurukula style at Veda Pathashala, Karur.
  • 1977-1979 Studied Sanskrit and Vedic rituals at Jagadguru Shankaracharya Peetam, Shringeri.

Work History

  • Private Priest in Loxahatchee, Florida since 2015.
  • Responsible for all religious activities including daily Puja rituals, Shringar, special festivals and Shodasha Samskar ceremonies and home Pujas in Michigan community.
  • Priest at Bharatiya Temple in Troy, Michigan from 2001-2014.
  • Worked as Head Priest in Hindu Center of Virginia (Richmond). Responsible for all religious activities, Pujas, and decorations (Shringar of deities) in the temple and devotee's home, in and around Richmond and Washington, D.C.
  • Head Priest at Hindu Center in Richmond, Virgina from 1994-2001.
  • Came to USA to Work as Priest at Shiva Vishnu temple, in 1991. Performed all religious activities and Pujas in both Shaivite and Vaishnavaite traditions.
  • Priest at Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Washington D.C. from 1991-1994.
  • Priest at Shri Siddhi Vinayak Mandir in Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi from 1985-1991.

Career Highlights

  • Honored at Troy City Hall in 2006.
  • Recited the invocation prayer in the Troy City Hall in 2006.
  • Participated in the Kumbhabhishekam ceremonies three times in Albany, NY.
  • Performed Kumbhabhishekam in Bhartiya Temple in Troy, Michigan.
  • Performed Kumbhabhishekam in Moline Hindu Temple in Moline, Illinois.
  • Performed Kumbhabhishekam in Hindu Temple of Virginia in Richmond, VA.
  • Participated in the Shathachandi Yagna in the Shiva Vishnu Temple, Washington, D.C. in 1999.
  • Honored at State General Assembly of Virginia in 1997.
  • Recited the invocation prayer in the State General Assembly of Virginia in 1997.
  • Performed Temple Kalasha Pratishthapana in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Performed Navagraha Pratishthapana ceremony in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Performed Kumbhabhishekam in Hindu Cultural Society, Memphis, TN in 1994.
  • Performed three day Prana Pratishthapan and Kumbhabhishekam ceremony in Kauai islands of Hawaii, in 1994.
  • Took part in performing Grihapravesh Puja for Michael Love of Beach Boys, in Nevada.
  • Presided and performed the Navratri Devi Puja and Chandi Havan in Shanti Mandir, Melbourne, Australia, every year from 1994-1998.
  • Performed Puja and Havan in Barcelona, Spain, in December, 1993.
  • Ability to explain the significance and meaning of rituals to children.
  • Ability to sing bhajans and shlokas.
  • Extensive knowledge of regional practices and rituals of India.
  • Exposure to various national and international communities.
  • Taught Vedic Mantras, Bhagavadgeeta Chanting and Sanskrit shlokas throughout the career.


Fluent in:
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Telugu
  • Tamil
  • Tulu
  • Malayalam