Hindu Cultural Center Temple : Resident Priests

 Govardhanam Ji  Ankur Chourey Ji
Govardhanam Ji hails from a family of reputed priests. He has years of experience working as a priest in temples in India and the USA.
He is well-versed in the Vaishnava Pancharatra Agama and is adept at conducting temple religious events like Nitya Puja, Vratams, Kalyanotsavams, Homams, Festival Pujas and Brahmotsavams. He is also well versed in conducting samskaras for devotees like Namakaranam, Greha Prevesha, Upanayanam, Marriage ceremony, Seemantam, 60th birthday, etc.

In the Past, he worked as a priest under the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams and participated in many religious events across India. He has conversational knowledge of Telugu, Hindi, English, Tamil, Kannada and Sanskrit. He is married and has 2 children. Once he gets settled, Pandit Ji will be available for Pujas at the Temple and at devotee homes.
Contact Pandit Govardhanam Ji:  
Phone: 203-908-1885
Email: srishaacharyulu@gmail.com
Ankur Ji is our highly qualified North Indian priest. He has many years of experience working as a priest  in India and USA. He is fluent in Hindi, Sanskrit and English. He has a  Masters in Sanskrit Literature and Master of Philosophy Degree in Sanskrit Literature and he is pursuing his PhD in Sanskrit Literature In addition, he has a Vastu Shastra Advanced Deploma.
He is adept in performing special pujas to the deities pursuant to Hindu Religious practices, including: Nitya Puja, Vratams, Havans, Festival Pujas, Gauri Ganesh Puja, Durga Puja and Mata ki Chowki.

He is proficient in conducting havans, such as Ganapati Havan, Sudharshana Havan, Navagraha Havan, Rudrahavan, Chandi havan, Mrityunjaya Havan and Shanti Havan, chanting of religious mantras and prayers such as Sri Vishnu Sahasranama, Sri Lalitha Sahasranama, Rudra Parayanam, and Hanuman Chalisa, as well as the Devata Kalyanam, for Shiv/Parvathi, Venkateshwara, Krishna/Rukmini, and Ram Parivar

He can hold special ceremonies both inside the temple and outside the temple at private venues when requested by devotees, e.g. house warming ceremonies, wedding, namakaran, upanayana, seemantham, funeral ceremonies, shradh and all kinds of apara samskaras. He is versed in Karamkand related to Shukla Yajurveda

Contact Pandit Ankur Chourey Ji:  
Phone: (424) ‭‭‭392-0084
Our temple priests are available for special pujas at the Temple as well as in your residence.
Daily Archanas and other religious ceremonies will be conducted upon request. 
Please contact HCC Temple 203-375-9898 for further information.
HCC invites you all to engage in its Religious Cultural, and Community
activities in its new and permanent home in Stratford, CT.
The Hindu Cultural Center was established to serve the community.
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HCC Temple Hours: 

Monday - Friday: Morning hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
        Monday - Friday: Evening hours: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays:    9:00 am - 9:00 pm 


Monday - Friday: 7:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12:30 pm & 7:30 pm 

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