Meet The Pundits
Our mandir is blessed to have four qualified, knowledgeable, skilled, and devoted pundits who are ready and able to selflessly serve in the name of Dharma. These pundits are Pt. Khemraj Vyas (T&T), Pt. Mohindra Persad (Texas/T&T), and Pt. Bibhudatta Mishra (Texas).
From time to time, each pundit attached to the mandir serves in their own specialized way in special functions and are also serving the American Hindu Community on various special occasions as well.
PUNDIT KHEMRAJ VYAS
Pt. Khemraj Vyas has been unanimously chosen by the devotees as a Guru of SDMS #377. Residing in Trinidad, Guru Ji comes from a reputable family and sound religious background. Apart from being an exceptional Pundit and Guru, Pt. Khemraj Vyas is dutiful and dedicated to his Dharam Patni – Shrimatie Kala Vyas. He is a qualified High School teacher and the secretary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad at SDMS Trinidad and Tobago.
We feel very fortunate and blessed that we have on board the most distinguished, Pt. Khemraj Vyas.
PUNDIT MOHINDRA PERSAD
Pundit Mohindra Persad originates from Trinidad and Tobago; he is one of the founders of the SDMS branch # 377 of Houston Texas. Pundit ji was very instrumental in the proceeding following the inauguration of this chapter on April 19, 2008 and was appointed as the resident pundit by the SDMS of Trinidad and Tobago.
Pundit Mohindra comes from a simple but very respectable family with a very solid Hindu background and upbringing. His is very much devoted to his entire family. Recognized as for his proficiency in Hindu rituals, puja, and for his unique versatility in traditional Indian music and devotional bhajans, he was ordained by the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha of Trinidad & Tobago the second largest recognized Hindu organization in the world, and officially joined the pundits Parishad in 2002.
At present, Pundit Mohindra Resides in Trinidad and continues to work vigilantly with the devotees and management of the SDMS # 377. He offers ideas and expresses his views for the organization. We are proud to have punditji as a part of our temple.
He continues to serve the Hindu Community in Houston Texas.
PT. BIBHUDATTA MISHRA
Pt. Bibhudatta Mishra is a North Indian Pundit who studied the Krishna Yajur Veda for twelve years and became a scholar in that particular area. Being a free-lance Pundit, he is not attached to any particular mandir. Pundit Bibhudatta has visited Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha #377 on many occasions by invitation and it was enough to convince him that he would like to be a pundit for this particular temple. Pundit Ji was so impressed to see for himself that still and can exist in such a multi-cultural, multi-religious, and multi-ethnic society such as America. Pt. Bibhudatta assists the other pundits of the SDMS #377 and also shares his valuable knowledge in the Vedas, we are happy to have his services.