Please join me welcoming Pundit Piyush Kumar Joshi as a priest at our temple. He comes to us from Shri Umiya Mata Ji Mandir in Macon, GA where he served as the priest for last 2 years. Prior to that, he had served as a priest at Shri Bhatladevi Mandir, Shri Sai Seva Samath Seva Mandal and the Ambaji Ashram, all in Mumbai, India.


Piyush ji has studied at the Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Varanasi and he has received numerous awards from the Indian Astrology Research Institute for astrology and vedic science. He knows Sanskrit well and is conversant in English, Hindi, Gujrati and Marathi. He is well versed in conducting various types of poojas and has also conducted Bhagwat saptah in other temples.


Piyush ji is married and has a six year old son. We are hoping that his family will be able to join him soon from India. We feel confident that Piyush ji will be a great addition to our temple and strengthen the temple and our community. Please do introduce yourself to him at the temple and make him feel welcome to our temple.