Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple & Hindu Cultural Center of Ohio

2766 Sawbury Blvd,
Columbus OH43235
Temple: (614)-389-3413

About Sastriji

Pandit Shri Satyanarayana Sastry ji is the founder, mentor, advisor and chief priest at Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple and Hindu Cultural Center of Ohio.

Pandit Shri Satyanarayana Sastry ji hails from Bangalore, Karnataka, India.   

  • Honored with PRAYOGA RATHNA award by Sri Jaya Chamaraja Sanskruta Maha Patasala, Maharaja of Mysore, India (1974).  
  • Honored with AGAMA VIDWAN award from Agama Maha Sabha, Bangalore.
  • He is a Rig Veda Pandit.
  • Holds diploma in Poorva Prayoga, awarded by the Karnataka Government.
  • Recipient of Agama certificate from the Endowment department of Karnataka
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Mysore University, Karnataka, India.
  • Higher teachers training course. (TCH-2 years. to teach to the middle school)        
Pandit Shri Satyanarayana Sastry ji has served many Indo-American communities in the states of Georgia, Arizona, California, Utah, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York and Ohio, and has worked as a priest for over 40 years. Sastriji is fluent in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and English and is knowledgeable in all South and North Indian religious rituals.    
  • Multi lingual (English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada etc.)
  • Rigveda and Krishna Yajurveda Pandit & Proficient in Karmakanda.
  • Proficient in astrology - preparing and reading horoscopes
  • Familiar with North and South Indian and Gujarati tradition (Marriages)
  • Available for religious services anywhere in US and Canada
  • Performs Yantra Sthapana for businesses, marriages, children, health, etc.

Performs all religious services such as Wedding In English with North & South Indian traditions, Seemantham, Namakarana, Choula (Mundan), Upanayana (Janev), Upakarma, Gruhapravesh, Shashty Poorthy, all Havans (Homas) including Ganapathy Havan, Navagraha Havan, Chandi Havan and Shradha / (Funeral services and facilities for vidhis for the Aparakarma)

Pandit Shri Satyanarayana Sastry ji has over 45 years experience as traditional Hindu Priest, for all occasions

  • Specialized skills in ALL HAVANS(YAGNAS) and shodasha karma kanda (such as Jaatakarma, Naamakarna, Annaprashana, Choula (Mundan), Aksharabhyasam, Upanayanam, Wedding in South and North Indian and Gujarati tradition, Seemantham (baby shower) and all Pratishtapanam and Kalyana Utsavam of all deities, (both Vaishnava and Shaiva tradition) mass and individual Satyanarayana Puja (able to say kathas in several languages) and Gruhapravesham and good knowledge in Jyotishya Sastra, Anthyesty Karma (Last Rights), etc.).
  • Can also do various Alankarams such as Haridra Kumkum, Chandana, Akshata, Navadhanya, Butter, Vastra-Abharana, etc. for deities
  • Organized and performed five Murthy (Deity) installations in BHTemple (such as Venkateswara, Shiva Parivara, Ayyappa, Durga, Gayathri, & Sarasvathi) in three years. Raised  funds of over $500,000 during these installations. Organized and performed prana pratishta (Murthy installation) at Bharatiya Ekta Mandir of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona. Organized and performed the prana pratishta of Satyanarayana Swamy Devasthanam in Silicon Valley, Fremont, CA.
  • Proficient in  English, Sanskrit, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu. Good experience in lecturing on Hindu culture to the students and organizing Bhajans.
  • Gave several lectures at the prestigious and respected organization such as Sri Vivekananda Seva Trust, Bangalore, India.
  • Attended Millennium Peace Foundation Conference in South Korea for five days in the year 2000, and gave a speech on Hindu wedding.

Performed services the following Hindu Community Temples in USA at various locations: 

  • Head Priest at Bharatiya Ekta mandir2008 -2009  
  • Bharatiya Hindu Temple, OH (1996 - 2008)
  • Hindu Temple Society of North America, NY (1994-1996)  
  • Hindu Temple of Kentucky, KY (Temporary Priest)
  • Hindu Temple of Nashville, TN (Special event–Sahasra Kalashabhishekam)
  • Hindu Temple of Augusta, GA (Special event- 108 Kunda Ganapati Yaga)
  • Hindu society of Utah (Regular and special occasions), and Kumbha Abhishekam
  • Hindu Temple of Atlanta, GA (Maha Rudra Yaga for five days)
  • Siddhivinayaka Temple at Sacramento, CA (Installation)
  • Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Bangalore ( over Six Years )   


Traditional Hindu ceremonies are performed in many forms, such as:    Puja     Homa     Yaaga     Havan     Shanti     Vastu     Sradh including:       

  • Seemantham                                Namakarna                                   Choula (Mundan)
  • Upanayana (Janev)                    Wedding (Lagna)                         Ganapathi Havan       
  • Navagraha Havan                       Chandi Parayan                           Gruhapravesha
  • Shasti Poorti Shanthi                  Upakarma