Our Priests


Mr. Subramanyam Kannan


Mr. Subramanyam Kannan has a wide range of experience in performing poojas and religious ceremonies in both Shaivaite and Vaishnavaite traditions. He is experienced in performing poojas and other ceremonies such as marriages in both South Indian and North Indian traditions. 


He has been with the Hindu Center of Virginia since 2001 and is responsible for all religious activities, poojas in the temple and in the community in and around Richmond. He is fluent in many languages including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Sanskrit and English.
His education includes "Vedanta Siromani", Sanskrit College, Mylapore (1990) and "Sama Veda Praveen", Raja Veda Kavya Pathasala, Kumbakonam (1984).


Before coming to Richmond, he held several positions including Bharatiya Temple, East Lansing, Michigan, Hindu American Temple, Morganville, New Jersey, Hindu Temple Society of N. America, Flushing, NY, Anugraha Vinayaka Temple, New Delhi and Aiswarya Mahaganapathi Temple, New Delhi.


He can be reached by phone at (804) 502 8791(804) 502 8791 (cell), (804) 672 2254(804) 672 2254 (home) or by email at puja@HinduCenterOfVirginia.org




Mr. Rajagopal Thuppal


Pt Rajagopal Thuppal is a Vaishnava Priest in the Pancharatra Agama Style.  Prior to coming to our community he has been serving in the Sri Lakshmi Venkataramanaswamy Temple, Bangalore and have also served in Sri Ranganatha Temple, Pomona, NY.

His Vedic Education was under the guidance of Vidwan Sri Ganapathi Bhatt; Vidwan Sri T.R.Srikanthachar, Pancharatra Agama from Sri Srinivasacharuyulu and Agama Praveena from late Sri R.N.Gopalabattar-receipient of awards from Maharaja of Mysore.


He is experienced in performing poojas and other ceremonies such as marriages in both South Indian and North Indian traditions. He is also well versed in performing all religious services, as house warming puja, havans and Satyanarayana Pooja etc.


He can speak in many languages--English, Hindi, Kannada,Tamil, Telugu; and Malayalam.

He can be reached at 804-549-1492804-549-1492 or by email at puja@HinduCenterOfVirginia.org