Dr. Upadhyay has done his Doctorate in Samveda among four Vedas from most respected Sampurnanad Sanskrit University Varanasi, India. He holds four Masters degrees with specialization in different areas of Sanskrit literature along with a Bachelor degree in Education. Dr. Upadhyay got training for Karmkand and Paurohitya (Knowledge of actual procedure of Vedic rituals) from child hood because of his back ground from a traditional Priest family.
Dr. Upadhyay got appointment as lecturer in the Department of Paurohitya in January 2002 at Sh. Lal Bahadur Sastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetham (Deemed University) in New Delhi to teach graduate and post graduate students in the same field. Presently he is working with the same university as Associate Professor and the Head of the Department.. Along with holding many administrative posts with the University, he is very active in academic field and related activities.
He has written numerous articles for various prominent national newspapers along with presentation of research papers in seminars. Dr. Upadhyay also holds the post of Director of Paurohitya Training Courses run by Sh. Lal Bahadur Sastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetham.
Dr. Upadhyay has written many books related to Karmkand and on Vedic ritual procedure like
Manobhesit Vratanuvernanam (2004)
Sanskarvidhanam (2009)
Shantividhanam (2009)
Sanskar & Shanti ka Rahasya (2010)
For his work, he has been honoured by Veda Pundit Puraskar in year 2000 and Sayaan Puraskar in Year 2007 by Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Sansthan, Lucknow.