Born in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu India in a Sivacharya family. Started his priest training under his father at the Vellalore Theneeswarar Temple in Coimbatore Dist. at which they are Parampara Archakas (hereditary Priests ). Later he joined Sivaneri Kazhagam (This organization’s focus is on teaching Saiva philosophy) Pillayarpatti Sivaganga Dist. Tamil Nadu under the tutelage of Poojyasri Vikasratna Dr. Pitchai Shivacharyar. He graduated in Veda and Saivagama. He also obtained a Degree in Astrology/Prasnam and Vastu shastram from Kasyap Vedic Studies Coimbatore. Ranjit Gurukkal served as a priest at Ayyapan Temple Raf Camp Coimbatore, Uttara Swamimalai Mandir New Delhi, Siddhi-vinayak Temple Bhandup Mumbai, and many other temples all over India for over 16 years. During this time he has taken part/assisted in Temple consecrations at Kasi Visalakshi temple, Sri Ramanatha Swamy temple at Rameshwaram, Sri Dandayodapani Temple Palani, Sri Ananamalaiyar Temple Tiruvannamalai, Tiruchendur Murugan Temple just a few to mention. He has traveled widely through out India and is fluent in Tamil, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Hindi and English.
Ranjit Gurukkal came to Australia in August 2010 served as a Head Priest at the Perth Hindu Temple. In 2012 he moved to Sydney since then has been serving as a priest at Sydney Murugan Temple. He is well experienced in conducting and or assisting Dwajarohanam, Mahotsavam in various temples in Australia. He is available for conducting all samskaras and domestic ceremonies and puja.
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