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Challa Kashi Shastri
12128 Polo Dr, Apt 413
Fairfax VA 22033

Cell: 240-461-3368
Cell:  301-947-0553
Home: 703-268-5727

E-mail: challaks@yahoo.com



Kashi Kshetra Purohith
Late Challa Subbarao Shastri

Challa Kashi Shastri
Grandson of
Late Challa Subbarao Shastri
Challa Kashi Shastri was born in a well known family of Varanasi. His family has a long standing tradition of vedic adhyayan. At an early age, he was sent to Kanchipuram for vedic education. At Kanchipuram, he spent several years at the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt, Kanchipuram. Upon completing his vedic education he served as a Vedic priest in Chennai, for ten years, where he performed various hindu Vedic rituals and services for community events as well as individual families. 

In January, 2000 Kashi Shastri came to the United States to serve as a Vedic priest at the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Lanham MD. After completing a five year tenure at the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Kashi Shastri resided in Gaithersburg, MD for past five years and now moved to Fairfax, VA from where he continues to serve the Indian community in VA, MD and Washington DC area as well as across the USA.

Kashi Shastri is conversant in Telegu, Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada and English.


Performed Priestly Services at Sri Siva Vishnu Temple.

Koti Kunkuma Archana, Rajagopura Kumbabishekam and other Special functions at Sri Siva Vishnu Temple Lanham, MD.

Participated in Special functions in various temples across the US.
  • Moorthy Pratishtapan at Hindu Temple society of Augusta, Augusta, GA
  • Maharudra yagnam at Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • Moorthy Pratishtapan at Rajdhani Temple, Chantilly VA.
  • Shatha Chandi Mahayagnam at Sri Ganesha Temple, Nashville, TN
  • Maharudra yagnam at Durga Temple, Fairfax, VA
  • Maharudra yagnam at Swamynarayan Temple, Boston, MA.
Licensed and ordained as Authorized Minister to conduct marriages in the District of Columbia, States of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Services in Public Functions includes Weddings, Grahapravesam, Upanayanam and other rituals across the US.
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