Chief Priest Sri Ronur Murali Bhattar
Sri Ronur Murali Bhattar Ji
Chief Priest Sri Ronur Murali Bhattar is the 13th generation priest in his family. His family has been priests at Sri Lakshmi Venkataramana Swamy temple in Ronur, Karnataka (near the Karnataka, Andhra border) for over 500 years. His formal religious training includes Pancharatra Agama for 3 years and Krishna Yajurveda poorva prayogam (vivaha, upanayanam, namakaranam, choula, annaprasana etc,) for 4 years in Gayatri Veda Patashale Kolar. He has performed Kumbhabhishekams in Augusta GA, Atlanta GA, Pittsburgh PA, Milwakee WI, Orlando FL, Kings port TN, Nashville TN, Birmingham AL, Minneapolis MN and other temples in USA as well as in India. Murali Bhattar has over 18 years of experience, prior to coming to our temple, he worked at Sri Ganehsa Temple in Nashville TN for 12 years. He is also well versed in Shaiva Sampradaaya poojas and north Indian rituals. He has very good experinece in conducting Ganapathi Homa, Auyushya homa Sudarsana Homa, Rudra Homa, Mrityunjaya Homa etc., He has particular experience in performing Puri Jagannatha pooja and performing Ratha Yatra for over 10 years. He speaks Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English. He and his wife Smt.Nagalatha has two kids Shashank 8yrs and Ashrita 5yrs.