Welcome to Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir

Temple is located at
2344-A Walsh Avenue, BLDG. F, Santa Clara Commerce Park, Santa Clara
Pongal CU


Sri MahaKaleshwar Mandir is the first Jyotirlingam Shiva temple established in the
California Bay Area, USA. Jyothirlingam is engraved with 1,116 smaller Shivalingams, known as a Sahasralingam. 


Monday to Friday: 1:00 pm to 9.00 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11 am to 9.00 pm

PRIEST SERVICES: Temple provides all priest services at temple and your home. Services include:

Pujas and Homas: Ganesha Homam, Rudra Homam, Sudarshan Homam, Chandi Homam, Maha Mrityunjaya  Homam, Nawa Graha Homam, House Warming Ceremony etc. Naming ceremony, Anaprasanam, Upanayanam, Wedding Ceremony, Satya Narayana Puja, Gauri vratam, Ananta Padmanabha Vratam, kedareswara Vratam, Chandi Parayanam, Sundarkand Parayanam and all other hindu ceremonies.
Shradha Ceremonies - Sankalpa, Hiranya and Parvana Shradha. Amawasya Tarpanam etc.

DRESS CODE: Guests are encouraged to dress in traditional Hindu clothing when visiting temple. Alternatively, modest and comfortable clothing that does not show lot of skin is permitted. No shorts, short/mini dresses, tank tops.

SPONSORSHIP– Please visit the Donate page of our website to sponsor any of the pujas. We thank you for your support!

EVERY EVENING: Devi aarti in  Shakti shrine, with Sri Pratyangira & Bhairava Ashtottara archana, from 6 to 6:30 pm on Weekdays. Nitya Puja, Arati, and Shiva Ashtothram in main shrine,  6:30 to 7 pm on Weekdays and at 5.00 to 6.00pm Weekends.

NIGHTLY Rudrabhishekam at 7 pm with additional pujas (may be cancelled when other programs conflict):

  • Mondays:  Somvar Rudrabhishekam
  • Tuesdays:  Subrahmanya Abhishekam and puja with Subrahmanya Ashtothram
  • Wednesdays: Sridevi, Bhudevi sahita Sri MahaVishnu Abhishekam and puja with Vishnu Sahasranama chanting
  • Thursdays: Sri Dakshinamurti puja with Ashtothram
  • Fridays:  Ardhanariswara and Lalita Devi Abhishekam followed by Sri Lalita Sahasranamam 
  • Saturdays: Abhishekam to Maha Kali (Devi)
  • Sunday: Rudrabhishekam to MahaKaleshwar (Maha Lingam)


Grand Diwali Celebrations at Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir

Wednesday October-22nd & Saturday October-25th 2014

We wish all of you a very happy and prosperous Diwali. May the mother bless her children with health, wealth and prosperity on this auspicious eve.




Let’s  gather on this auspicious occasion and celebrate the festival of lights by invoking mother  goddess Sri Mahalakshmi and requesting her to expel the evil in our minds. May the ever merciful mother in all her glory as Mahalakshmi cast her grace upon us on this wonderful and joyous occasion.

Wednesday - October 22nd6:30 PM:  Samooha Sri Mahalakshmi Moola Mantra chanting – 1008 times with Devi Abhishekam

8:30 PM: Samooha Sri Mahalakshmi Ashtottara archana

Saturday - October 25th5:30 PM:  Samooha Sri Mahalakshmi Kubera Pooja and havan/homam conducted by Pandit Chandramouli.

Participate in the Sri Mahalakshmi Kubera Pooja & Havan/Homam  conducted by Pandit Chandramouli at 5:30pm on Saturday - 25th and be blessed with greater fortunes and prosperity. 


Call 408-800-PUJA or


orhttp://www.chandramouli.org/ for sponsorship.

Light a lamp / Diya for Mahalakshmi on both Diwali and/or on Saturday. Temple will provide the wick, lamp and oil for a $3.00.
Volunteers Required: Temple needs volunteers, please email info@srimahakalmandir.org for additional information.


In order to sponsor any of the Shivarathri pujas please use the link below.http://srimahakalmandir.org
In addition please e-mail your family details – gothram, nakshatram, raasi and name of each family member – along with your desire/sankalpam to info@srimahakalmandir.org

Volunteer and Prasadam Sign-up

Please make Prasadams without onion or Garlic. If you would like to Volunteer for the event, please call (408) 800-PUJA (7852)

CALL FOR DONATIONS: The temple relies heavily on the donations from our Devotees in order to continue to thrive and serve the community.  Please consider becoming a monthly supporter at any level that is comfortable for you.  You may now donate FEE FREE (no fees to us or you) courtesy of Sulekha by clicking  THIS LINK.   You may also visit the Donate page of our website to sponsor any of the pujas or events, to become a monthly supporter, or to make a donation.  We thank you for your generous support!



Click here to see the Temple Wish List ….


Saturdays 3.30pm to 6.30 pm. Learn to chant the Rudram and other suktams . All welcome!  Free.
Sundays 5.00pm to 6.00 pm. Learn to chant and understand Vishnu Sahasranamam . All welcome!  Free.
Mr. Venkatesan Yuvraj is conducting free YOGA classes at the temple sunday’s morning at 8:00A.M and wednesday’s at 7:00p.m. Please join the classes to learn several Yogasanas. All welcome! FREE. 

MEDITATION HALL. Our main hall is now available for silent meditation, with japa malas, mantra cards, and instructions for you to use at your convenience.

TEMPLE NEEDS the following items on a continuing basis:  Flowers and fruits (daily); rose water, Ganga jal, milk, yogurt, juice, and honey for abhishekams (all items must be new and unused), large containers of sesame oil for lamps. If you are going to India and would like to bring something back for the temple, please contact temple management for the WISH LISTPlease DO NOT bring:  used, opened, or discarded items, old puja things from your house that you don’t want anymore; foodstuffs other than rice. We DO NOT need Dal, Atta, Vegetables.

Prasadam: You are welcome to prepare prasadams at home WITHOUT garlic, onion, bring & offer to the deities & share with devotees

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:   The temple needs volunteers who would be able to be in the temple during any of the following times: Fridays and Mondays between 12:30 and 8:30 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 5 and 8:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.   Please email info@srimahakalmandir.org if you are interested in volunteering during any of these times please contact temple management.