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Priest Services

Priest Services - Inside and Outside Temple Services

Services Offered: All the Hindu ritual services are now being performed by the Temple Priests ? Shri Pavan Ji, Shri Sateesh Sharma Ji, Shri Achhi Ramacharyulu Ji (Rama Ji) and Shri Manohara Chandrasheker Sonnaganahally Ji both inside and outside of the temple.

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About our Temple Priests

Shri Gunturu Bala Venkat Pavan (Pavan Ji) has 15 Years experience in Archakatvam, Nityaarchana, Tiruvaradhana, Tirukalaynothsavam, Mahanyasapoorvaka, Ekadasa RudraAbhishekam, Rudrahomam, Ganapathihomam, Chandihomam, Pashupatha Homam, Pumsavanam, Seemantham, Jatakarma, Namakarma, Annaprasana, Chowlam, Upanayanam, Vivaham, Shastipurthi, Pancha Upanishathulu, Sarvadevatha Homa Prakriya, Sarva Devatha Kalyanam,Brahmotsavam, Divya prabandham, Gruhapravesam, Sathyanarayana And Sarva Devatha Vrathalu, Udagasanthi, Sankusthapam and Special Decorations for Mula Virat's and Utsava Murthulu. He holds certifications in 'Atharvana Vedam', and 'Smartam Panchadashakarmalu' by Vedic Foundation. He is accredited with 'Pravesa Pancharatra Agamam' by Endowment Department and endorsed with 'Smartam-Pancha Dashakarmalu' from Ekadasi Swasthi Sanghamu
Shri Vuppala Sateesh Sharma (Sateesh Ji) is a qualified priest to perform all hindu based rituals. He has years of experience as a temple priest while in India and UAE and well known for performing authentic ritual. He also explains the meaning of the rituals and why they are being performed in a specific manner. He has been performing services as a Temple Priest at our temple since May 2014 and serving baba with faith, devotion and dedication. Before joining our temple, he has been performing in UAE as priest, Chief priest in Sri Vishweshwaralayam and Sri Maha Lakshmi Temple in Andhra Pradesh, India, where he was responsible for performing poojas, abhisehskas, worships, homams and marriages in accordance with traditional Hindu rituals. He is well qualified to perform various Hindu poojas, rituals, Kundalis preparations etc while serving Sai Baba with love and devotion. He is the Disciple of Brahmasri Palepu Venkateshwara sharma, Brahmasri Madhu Rammoorthi Sharma garu(Late) and Brahmasri Janmanchi Kailaspathi Sharma(Late)
Shri Achhi Ramacharyulu (Rama Ji) joined New England Shirdi Sai Parivaar in July 2019. He studied Krishna Yajurveda for over 15 years under the guidance of Sri Sri Tridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Chinna jeeyar swamy from Jeeyar Educational trust Vijayawada ,India. He is an expert in the Vaishnava tradition, and have deep knowledge of the Shaiva and Shakta traditions. He is experienced in performing panchadasha karmas including Namakaranam, Annaprasana, Vivaha, Upanayanam, Homa, Satyanarayana Vratam, Gruhapravesha Puja, Vaastu Puja, Sampoorana Veda Parayanam, and Mahanyasa Poorvaka Rudraabhishekams etc. He has worked as a Veda Pandit for 10+ years in Jeeyar Educational Trust, and have worked in various temples in USA, before joining NESSP. He is a native Telugu speaker and also speaks in Tamil, Hindi, English.
Shri Manohara Chandrasheker Sonnaganahally (Manohara Ji)  joined as Priest at New England Shirdi Sai Parivar in October 2019. He has rich experience in all pujas and Shodasha karmas like Namakaranam, Annaprasana, Wedding, Thread Ceremonies, Shanti Puja, Homam, Satyanarayana Vratam, Grihapravesham, Vaastu Puja, Kalasarpa Shanti Pujas et. Hei participated in Koti Lakshmi, Shata Chandi, Sahasra Chandi, Koti Rudra, Ati Rudra, Maharudra Yagnas in India. He also has expertise in Maha Lingarchana, Sahasra Lingarchana, Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhishekam. He is an expert in doing alankarams to all Deities. He has completed Rigveda & Yajurveda Moolam also well Knowledged in Asvalayana & Shaivaagama. He is Sanskrit Scholar and has arious level Certifications in Sanskrit Exams conducted by Sanskrit University. His native language is Kannada, but he is also fluent in Sanskrit, English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil.

Inside Temple Services: The uniqueness of our Sai temple

Uniqueness of our Sai temple: There will be NO fees for the following services done in the temple:

  • Samuhik Archana
  • Samoohika Satyanarayana Pooja
  • Samuhik Sai Satya Vratam
  • Karva Chauth Pooja
  • Samuhik Rudrabhishekam
  • Samuhik Seetharam Kalyanam
  • Any individual based Services which takes less than half an hour. This service will be ?reserved? base service with suggested donations. No service in the temple on Thursday evening.*

Sai Vrat Katha Stories

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Outside Temple Services: The following table lists various services normally offered by temples (but not limited to this list) at the requestor?s residence or any other location (outside of Temple). Please note that outside temple services are paid services and please send email to maildrop@nessp.org for additional information.

Priest Dakshina: It is general practice to give some Dakshina to the Priest and this will be in the form of ?suggested dakshina? (no specified amount).


Devotees can walk in for darshan on Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri - 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Thursday - 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM

Satyanarayana Vrat Kata

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COVID Guidelines

In order to prevent person to person spread of COVID-19 and for the safety of devotees, priest and volunteers and to be compliant with State of Massachusetts guidelines. Your co operation, understanding and support are highly appreciated to follow these policies.

Devotees must wear masks. No devotees will be allowed into the temple without mask without any exceptions.


Donate generously towards the construction and operation of the Shirdi Sai Temple. All the donations are eligible for tax deductions. If you like to donate using check, please send checks to the following address payable to "NESSP". Please email finance@nessp.org for any questions.