OUTSIDE PRIEST SERVICES:
Our Priests are very well trained in Smartha tradition and have experience over 10 years in performing rituals.
Tej Kumar Ponna from East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh and speaks five languages: Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and English.
Kalyan Durbhakula from Dharmavaram Anathapur dt , Andhara Prasdesh and speaks four languages: Telugu, Kannada, Tamil,and English.
Subrahmanyam Komallapalli from Vizag Andhra Pradesh and speaks 2 languages: Telugu and English.
( He is the first Student we sponsored from our KAKINADA VEDAPATASALA )
Call the temple for availability of the Priest and Priest will be assigned to you for further details.
Come to temple, call at 412-374-9244 to schedule, or email Pallavi Malyala at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List will provided after office schedules the puja and assign the priest.
Reservations are made on a "FIRST PAID BASIS". Hence, prompt payment is suggested.
In any unavoidable circumstance temple will re schedule the puja once only.
All service rates listed here apply to services provided by the priest's reasonable time including travel time.
Payments for services are payable to Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. Payments types are check, cash, credit cards, or Company matching program. Please ask for a tax receipt for your records.
Dakshinas are not proceeds of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Inc. and hence, it may not be eligible for tax deduction under IRS rules.
Priest provides list of supplies to arrange for performing rituals. Sponsors shall supply all items requested by the priests.
All services are by appointments only. Please call temple office at 412-374-9244 for details regarding appointments.
For the services not listed above contact temple office.
For outside services, it is customary to give the Priest Dakshina - 20% of Dashina / Sambhavan is suggested. If the priest drives his own car to the site of services $10 reimburse travel/mileage costs is suggested. if it is above 15 miles travel mileage charges apply at .$50 cents /mile to be paid directly to the priest if more than 15 miles from the temple.