Meet our team of dedicated professioinals that make magic happen.
Pandit Ramananda is a Vipra (Hindu priest) in the disciplic succession of the Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya with over 40 years of training and practice of sacred rituals and mantras. He is a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivendanta Swami Prabhupada , Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Panditji has deep and extensive knowledge of Samskaras (religious rituals), Vedas, Puranas, Srimad Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Ramayana, Maha Bharata and the Upanishads. He teaches and gives lectures to an international audience from all four continence.
Adideva Vipra in an assistant Brahmin priest for Vivaha Hawaii. He was born in Maharastra, India. He speaks Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and fluent English. He is an initiated member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). He is learned in Vedic Sacrifices and Samskaras such as the Vivaha Samskara. Adideva chants precise Vedic Mantras in Sanskrit as well as some Bengali verse. He is also a pujari for the ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple in Honolulu.
Yugala Rasa for full time wedding planner. She holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Vilnius, Lithuania. Yugala is a dedicated professional specializing in Indian Weddings for Vivaha Hawaii. She will assist you along the way, from planning to the event itself. She is an experienced planner, always available to you via phone or email and will ensure you pick quality vendors at reasonable prices, remember all the little details and allow you to enjoy your special day stress free!
Laima Justineviciene is a professional in Hospitality Management having worked for several large Resort and Hotels in Hawaii. In the past she was a restaurant manager and has experience and training in accounting. She works as an assistant wedding planner for Vivaha Hawaii.
Champaka Lata Devi is our Onsite, “Day-of” Assistant Coordinator. Since 1997, she has assisted with all aspects of wedding planning, bride dressing, and yajna conducting. Her energetic positive outlook, artistic sense, attention to detail and organizational skills lend well to the creation of a perfect wedding day. Raised in a family of Krishna Bhaktas, she spent her childhood immersed in the study of the Vedas, Sanskrit and Bharatanatyam dance. Having lived in and travelled extensively throughout India, she speaks Hindi, is proficient in the chanting of Sanskrit Mantras and has a deep understanding and appreciation of Vedic culture and traditions.