Born on 15th June 1957, in an orthodox family, disciple of Sri Ahobila Mutt. He did his schooling up to 6th grade in Ramakrishna Mutt High School. He continued his education in Gurukulam Sri Aholiha Mutt Oriental High School, Madurantakam, Chengleput Dt. Tamilnadu, traditional school where he learnt Krishna Yajur Vedam, Prabandam, the great works of 12 Alwars. He received degree of Vyakarana Siromani Sanskrit Grammar in 1977 from Madras University. He did his Siksha Sastri, i.e., B.Ed., at Rastriya Sanskrit Samstan at Tirupathi, and received the professional degree in 1978. After graduation he joined Hindu Higher Secondary School and served as Sanskrit Teacher P.G.Assistant for 22 years. He served for one year at Ashtalakshmi Temple and four years at Prasanna Perumal Temple, both at Chennai. He joined Sri Venkateswara Temple, Pittsburgh in April 2001 and served for 2 years. In December 2002 he joined as priest at Sri Ranganatha Temple, Pomona, N.Y. and served until he joined Shri Mandir in October 2004. Sri Srinivasa Bhattar, Chief Priest, Varadaraja Temple, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu certify him for doing Puja in temples. He expertise in performing all the religious functions such as Garbhadan, Seemantham (baby shower), Annaprasam, Choulam (Mundan), Upanayanam, Aupasanam, Wedding, Shashtyabdapoorti Shanti (60th birthday), Satabhishekam Shanti, Nakshatra Shanti, Sudarashana Homam, Ganapathi Homam, Navagra Homam, Lakshmi Puja, Mrutyum Jaya Homam, Dhanvantari Homam, Ayushya Homam, Punyaha Vachanam and others. He is also knowledgeable in performing other religious rites such as obsequies and Hiranya Sradha and Tarpanam and other ancestral rites.