Pandit Krishna Kumar Pandey hails from a family of Pandit’s from Northern India. He is the third generation Hindu Priest in his family dynasty. He is an Acharya in Vedic Religion and Astrology from Sanskrit University Varanasi, India. He has M.A. in Sanskrit from Allahabad University, India. He is a Visharad in Dharma Shashtra from Hindi Vishwa Vidyalaya Prayag (Allahabad) India.
Mahatma Gandhi Samman by NRI Welfare Society of India in Jaipur , India in 2015. See the Award Slide Show
Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar -2017 by the then Chief Minister of U P Mr. Akhilesh Yadav. See the Award Slide Show
Bharat Gaurav Award to Acharyaji
Pandit Pandey was awarded the Bharat Gaurav Award (Pride of India Award) for his meritorious religious and social service. Honorable Pavan Kumar Bansal, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources presented the award to him on January 6, 2011 in a Seminar on Global Participation in India’s Economic Development organized by International Indian Friendship Society. Previous recipients of these awards include many famous personalities including Mother Teresa, Vice President B. D Jatti, Dr. Bhishm Narayan Singh, Kiran Bedi and Sunil Gavaskar. See the Award Slide Show.
Panditji has been giving his services in USA as a Pandit since November 2003. He has deep and extensive knowledge of Karma Kand (religious rituals), Astrology, Vedas, Puranas, Srimad Bhagwat Gita, Ramayana and Upanishads. Currently he is providing his noble service to the community of Bay Area, California, at the Shiv Durga Temple of Bay Area. He is the founder, president and the main Acharya of the Shiv Durga Temple located at 1170 Kern Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085.
From November 2003 through May 2006, he was a religious guide at Hindu Temple and Cultural Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Panditji was the first vedic and hindu Pandit at Iowa State and was honoured to perform a prayer ceremony at Iowa Senate Legislative Assembly. He established an interfaith dialogue within the community and taught course on Hindu Vedic Religion at the Iowa State.