About Us

Culture is a big part of our daily lives, where many traditions and customs are followed. Culture also plays an important role in the development inherited of any nation. Culture represents a set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices. Culture and creativity manifest themselves in almost all economic, social and other activities & cultural constructs have profound implications on us. Our Vision is to help one connect back to their Roots.

The Akhila Karnataka Hindu Temple Archaka’s, Agamika’s and Upadivanths Federation (R) is a Trust established 50 Years ago for the welfare of the Archaka’s, Agamika’s and Upadivantha’s, which includes all Hindu religious Community Temples in the society and is accredited by Government of Karnataka

Vision & Mission

To be the Voice and Support for all Hindu Temple Archaka’s, Agamika’s and Upadhivanthas in Karnataka

History

There are about 34,500 Hindu Temples, most of them being of hoary antiquity in the State and from about 600-650 Years the Maharaja’s build a Vishnu / Shiva or Devi ( Shakthi) temple in almost every Village and donated a piece of land and gave it as a (Inaam)  in the same village or neighbouring village.

About 150 Years ago the Rulers of Mysore the Wadiyar’s had instructed the Darbar Commisioners to make this piece of land in the Temple’s name and also had appointed a Archaka to each Temple and had passed a order that the particular Archaka /Poojari will do the Nityapuje at the temple and maintain the temple, from them on the Archaka’s or Poojari’s as their lieneage progressed are continuously doing the Pooja.

From 1955 all the Land and belongings of the temple got devolved into the State Govenrment.

Founder

Late R Gundu Rao

Former Chief Minister, Karnataka

Key People & Board

President

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Dinesh Gundu Rao

Member Legislative Assembly, Karnataka

Founder President

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Malluru Anand Rao, M.A, B.Ed.

Former MLA & MLC

Hon. Vice Presidents

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Srikantamurthy

Former President, KSFC

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K Lakshmikanth

General Secretary, Akhila Karnataka Brahmanara Mahasabha

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Vidwan S R Sheshadri Bhattar

Hon Senior Agama Pandit,
Muzrai Department

Vice Presidents

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Vidwan B R Pattabhirama Bhattar

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Vidwan S Kashi Vishwanath

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Vidwan Dr. B S Raghavendra Bhat

Chief General Secretary

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Vidwan Dr. K S N Dikshit

Legal Advisors

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Advocate K Suman

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Advocate Shreehari Kutsa

Aagama Advisors

Sthapathi

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Vidwan Bennegadde Narayana Bhat

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Vidwan Dr. Venkatarama Bhattar

Sthapathi

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Dr M Vaidhyalingam Achary

Joint Secretaries

Treasurer

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Vidwan T K Shyamasundara Dikshit

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Vidwan K S Umesh Sharma

Treasurer

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Vidwan B S Ananthu 

Principal Conveners

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Vidwan D Bhaktavatsala Bhattar

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Vidwan Sridhar Bhattacharya
(Yadushilavan)

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Vidwan B K Ramachandra Bhattachar

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Vidwan T N Ramanatha Sharma, Ghati

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Vidwan Anjaneyachar, Banaswadi

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Vidwan K R Satish, Balepet

District Presidents, Taluk Presidents & Executive Committee Members

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Get in touch

Head Office: No 1, 5th Main Road, Nanjamba Agrahara, Near T R Mill, Chamrajpet, Bangalore, Karnataka 560018

☎️ +91 98453 80650 |  blank +91 89711 79898

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Karnataka Archakara, Agamikara & Upadhivanthara (Priests) Sangha -2020