Dr. Vedala Srinivasacharya is a scholar, poet, priest, pandit in Agamas, published author, and an academic.
Dr. Acharya Vedala has been functioning as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma where he has been teaching Sanskrit, Philosophy, Religion and Humanities since 1993.
He has a master’s degree in Sanskrit Vyakarana from Andhra University, a Masters in Telugu (Bhasha pravina), a master’s degree in Sanskrit Sahitya Rhetoric and a Ph.D. in Sanskrit poetics with Gold Medal distinction from Andhra University.
He also holds several titles bestowed upon him from many different organizations found throughout India, Europe, and the United States.
He Joined India cultural foundation/Hindu temple of Oklahoma in February 1992 as a full-time priest.
Acharya P V Narayanacharyulu Parasaram hails from Archaka family who have been practicing and preserving the agama tradition for generations. He attained his Vedic and Agamic hands on training from his father (Late) Sriman Venkata Ramacharyulu and continues this tradition till date.
Andhra Pradesh government has bestowed Archaka, Vara and Pravara, which is the highest honor bestowed on a temple priest.Because of his expertise he has been invited, blessed, and appreciated by Sri Kanchipuram Jayanderasarawati Swami, Sri Ganapathi Sanchithananda Swami of Mysore and Sri Swami Sankarshanaprapanna Ramanujacharaya of Chitrakoot.
In addition to his various trainings, he has received BA degree in political science from Andhra University and master's degree in Carnatic Classical Music (Violin) from University of Delhi.
After retiring from a successful career as an engineer, Yash Fozdar joined the Hindu temple of Oklahoma as temple manager.
In addition to managing the front desk, Yash welcomes visitors and devotees to the temple.
He is responsible for the safety, maintenance, and security of the temple, as well as coordinating with various agencies to ensure compliance with regulations. Yash also provides the priests with material support for various events held at the temple.