Acharya Shree Upendra Joshi
To serve my community and people all around. To promote the love and peace that our hindu scriptures dictate.
Bachelor of Commerce | 1981
University of Gujarat, Dabhoi, Gujarat, India
Vyavaha Karmakand, 1992
Bhagwatacharya – Sanskrit Vidyapith, 1990
Jyotishacharya – Sanskrit Vidyapith, 1989
Karmakand Visharath, 2000
Hindu Priest | March 1999 – Present
Bhartiya Mandir, Auckland, New Zealand
In the past 18 years I have provided my extensive service to the Bhartiya Mandir and New Zealand’s wider hindu community. Along with the day to day operation of the temple activities I ensure that the temple celebrates all the Hindu festivals for it’s devotees. With this I conduct poojas, weddings, and kathas through out the year. My aim is to always ensure that the devotees are given appropriate guiadance of our religion and set an example to be good human being that our scriptures teach us to be.
I have travelled overseas which includes many trips to Australia for performing various religious activites. One of which is celebrating Jalaram Jayanti with Jalaram Sameeti in Brisbane. Other places where I have travelled for pooja are Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Island, Vanuatu, Tonga, Thailand and India.
Hindu Priest| 1994 – January 1999 Shri Radha Krishna Mandir, Ba, Fiji
Head Priest| 1982 – 1994 Jalaram Mandir, Karelibaug, Vadodara, India