Sri Thyagarajan Subburathinam, fondly called as Pandit Thyagu sastrigal is the Pradhana Krishna Yajur Veda Smartha Vaidika Priest of our temple. He is one of the five founding priests of SBAT. He hails from a family of Yajur Ghanapatis. A native of Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India, he has done adhyayanam of Krishna Yajur Veda – Ghanantham at Shankara Matam, Kumbakonam. He is well versed in Asvalayana, Apasthamba and Bodhayana Sutra Prayogam. He is also an expert of Shaktam and Sri Vidya Upasana. He has over 20 years of experience and is an authoritative scholar on the shodasha karmas and other poojas. He is fluent in Sanskrit, English, Hindi,Tamil, Marathi and Telugu.