Sri Balakrishna Bhat, foldly called as Sri Bhat Ji is the Pradhana Madhwa Priest of our temple. He is one of the five founding priests of SBAT. He hails from a family of vedic scholars. He did adhyayanam of Rig Veda – kramantham in addition to Tarka & Nyaya Sastras and Vyakarana at Poorna Prajna Vidya Peetha, Bangalore, India. He follows the Madhva Sampradaya and is an expert at designing mandalas. He hasover 25 years of experience and is fluent in Sanskrit, Kannada, Tulu, English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. He is an erudite scholar on Asvalayana Sutra Prayoga for the performance of the shodasha karmas and other poojas.