Sri. Mukundan Santhanam, born in a Hereditary Vaishnavaa priest family (Bhattars) in Thiru Naavalur, Villupuram District, TN, India. Mukundan Santhanam was initiated in religious and Vedic practices right from childhood. He belongs to the Vaikaanasa Sect of the Vaishnavaas and conducts all types of Purva and Apara ceremonies. He has over 29 years of experience in various religious and spiritual rituals. He travelled widely for various religious ceremonies and festivals on special invitations throughout in India as well as other countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, and UK then settled in USA since 2008.
His specializations include Alankaaram to various Deities, Homams such as Ganapathy, Aayushya, Navagraha, Rudra,Lakshmi Kubera, Sudharshana, Narasimha, Dhanwanthri, Maha Saanthi, Prathyangaraa, Santhaana Gopalakrishnan. Temple Rituals such as Abhishekam and Thiru Manjanam to all Deities, SathyaNaarayana pooja, Kalyana Utsavams, Pavithrothsavams, Prathistaabhanaa, Thiru Paavadai Uthsavam (Anna Kooda Uthsavam), Prabandha Saatrumurai and Brahmotsavam. Also well versed in Pooja Vidhis like Marriage Ceremony, Sreemandham, Naama Karman, Anna Praashanam, Chowlam (Hair cutting Ceremony), Vidyaarambham, Upanayanam, Bethrotal Ceremony, Last rites (Upto 13th Day) Hiranya Shraadham,Paarvana Shraadham.
He has been awarded the Title of “Alankara Rathnakaram” by Shri Maha Vishnu Venkateshwara Devasthanam, Columbo, Sri Lanka in 2002 and the Title of “Alankara Bhooshanam” by Tamilnadu Archakarkal Sangham.in 2004.
Mukundan Santhanam speaks Tamil, Telugu, English and Hindi.