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13010 W. Griffin Road, South West Ranches
Florida 33330

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Temple Panditji


Pandit Devanathan Shivacharyaji

We are honored to have the presiding priest of our Kumbha Abhishekam and Prana Pratishtana Mahotsavam Devenathan Shivachariayarji as our head priest.The South Florida Community is very familiar with his outstanding knowledge of Shastras and very powerful, authentic, and impressive style of performing any puja, havan, ritual, or even Kumbabhishekam and Prana Pratishtana Mahotsavam. We have not forgotten the divine, heavenly spell of the Prana Pratishtana Mahotsavam.


Now, our very own Devenathan Shivachariayarji is performing different daily pujas in our temple with a lot of interest and participation from the community. He will be performing many different types of havans, including monthly aryasamaji and Gayatri havan. Shri Maha Shivratri Maha Puja with 108 shankhas and individual offering of abhishekam was a highlight of his extraordinary style of religious celebrations as a priest. We are looking forward to Janmashtami, Navratri, Chandipath with Mata Devi Havan and other celebrations throughout the year with his signature touch to each celebration. Hailing from a family of outstanding priests in India and scholar of Krishna Yajurveda himself, he was given Shivarchariyar Dheeksha in 1994 in India. He has served in many temples in India and in the USA, including the Murugan temple in Concord, California and the Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati in Ohio.





Acharya Lokesh Kumar Pandey


Pandit Lokesh Kumar Pandey has joined our temple with over 17 years of karmakand; he has complete knowledge of Hindu religious functions and Vedic rituals.  He is well versed in various pujas, Shukla Yajurvediya, Laghurudra Maharudra, Havanatmak maharudra, Abhishekam, Vastu shanti, Navagrah Shanti, Kalsharpdosh Shanti, Nakshatra Shanti, Yog Shanti, Navachandi, Satchandi Grah Shanti and Grah Pravesh.  Along with his extensive knowledge of different pujas, lokeshji enjoys singing bhajans and giving pravachan from Bhagvad Gita, Shrimad Bhagvad and the Ramayan.

Lokeshji has worked for eight years as a head pandit in Tulsi Mandir, St. Julien D'hotman, Mauritius and spend three years as a pandit in Sanyasi Ashram temple, Mumbai. He has also worked independently for 3 years, along with some of the renowned pandits in Mumbai.

Panditji has bachelor’s degree and Acharya (Masters) degree in Sanskrit, from Sampoornanand University in Varanasi, India. Panditji is multilingual and can converse in Hindi, Sanskrit, Gujarati and English.

Lokeshji in his distinguished career has received First Class Certificate in exam of “Sanskrit Bodh” conducted by Bhartiya Vidhya Bhavan, Mumbai.  He has also stood first in state level National Union Song Competition, hosted by Bharat Vikas Parishad Maharashtra.


We welcome Lokeshji and look forward to enthusiastic community participation and warm support to Panditji to lead devotees and temple to the next level.










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