Temple is located at
2344-A Walsh Avenue, BLDG. F, Santa Clara Commerce Park, Santa Clara
Sri MahaKaleshwar Mandir is the first Jyotirlingam Shiva temple established in the United States. Jyothirlingam is engraved with 1,116 smaller Shivalingams, known as a Sahasralingam.
Weekdays Mondays and Fridays 1 – 8.30 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 5 – 8.30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays 11.00 am to 8.30 pm
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.
THUR FEB 27TH TO SAT MAR 1ST !!!
Please signup HERE if you are interested in volunteering for shivaratri celebrations.
Please click HERE for Ekadasa Rudram chanting and prasadam sign-up.
SPONSORSHIP: – Please visit the Donate page of our website to sponsor any of the pujas. We thank you for your support!
Devi aarti in upstairs 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
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)
February Special Calendar Events:
Feb 11th Tuesday
7:00pm - Pradosham - Rudrabhishekam to Nandi, Bana Lingam and Lord Subramanya (Shukla Trayodashi)
Feb 13th Thursday
4:30pm – Sri Chakra Pooja and Sri Maha Pratyangira Pooja
Pournami 6:30pm – Samooha Satyanarayana Pooja with Sponsorship
7:00pm – Rudrabhishekam to Banalingam
Feb 18th Tuesday Sankatahara Chaturthi 5:30pm – Ganapathy Homam
7:00pm – Rudrabhishekam to Ganesha, Banalingam and Lord Subramanya
Feb 20th Thursday 6:00pm – Rudrabhishekam to Dakshinamurthy, Banalingam and
Shasti Lord Subramanya, Valli and Devasena, Ashtottara Pooja
Feb 22nd Saturday 5:30pm – Sri Maha Pratyangira Homam
Krishna Ashtami 7:00pm – Rudrabhishekam to Devi Pratyangira, Mother Kalikambal and Banalingam
Feb 26th Wednesday Pradosham 7:00pm – Rudrabhishekam to Nandi, Banalingam and Mahavishnu
Feb 27th Thursday to March 2nd – Sunday – Maha Shivaratri Celebrations
February 27th Thursday
5:30 AM – Ganapathy Pooja
6:30 AM – Ganapathy, Nataraja and Dakshinamurthy Abhishekam Starting
10:00 AM – Continuous participatory Rudrabhishekam to Sri Mahakaleshwar
12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm – Rudra Homam
6:00PM – Mahanyasam and Ekadasa Rudrabhisekham – 1st Kalam
9:00 PM – Ekadasa Rudrabhisekham – 2nd Kalam
12:00 AM (Midnight) – Vibhuti Alankaram, Bilvapatra Ashtottara Puja and Arunachala Deepam
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Classical Dance and Music performances
February 28th Friday
1:00 AM – Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam – 3rd Kalam
4:00 AM – Ekadasa Rudrabhisekham – 4th Kalam
5:45 AM – Rudrabhisekham to all Shivalingas – devotees can bring from their homes too Starting
10:00 AM – Continuous participatory Rudrabhisekham to Sri Mahakaleshwar
12 Noon – Maha Mrutunjaya homam
6:00 PM – Mahanyasam with Sri Mahakaleshwar Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam with 108 Spatika Lingams, Ardhanareshwara
9:00 PM – 101 devotees chanting “Namasivaya” 1001 times
6pm to 12:00 midnight – Classical Dance and Music performances
12:00 MIDNIGHT – Bhajans
9AM to 1PM – Classical Dance and Music performances
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Shiva Parvati Kalyanam with all pomp and glory
6:00 PM – Mahanyasam with Sri Mahakaleshwar Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam to all the Shiva Parivar deities
9:00 PM – Bhajans
March 2nd Sunday
12noon to 4pm – Classical Dance and Music performances
Please signup HERE if you are interested in volunteering for shivaratri celebrations from Feb 27th- Feb 29th.
Please click HERE for Ekadasa Rudram chanting and prasadam sign-up.
If you would like to perform dance or music (vocal or instrumental) at the temple, please contact Vandana Ramakrishnan at email@example.com or 408-627-9331.
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 ….
VEDIC CHANTING PRACTICE AND INSTRUCTION:
Every SUNDAY at 11:00A.M , BHAMINI TRIVEDI from ART OF LIVING IS teaching the EPIC YOGA VASISHTA RAMAYANA .One of the greatest spiritual classics ever recorded, the Yoga Vasistha is a mind blowing account of a detailed conversation between Sri Rama and his Spiritual teacher Vasistha Maharshi.The book goes into great detail surrounding the subtle intricacies of the mind, unraveling the multitude of layers to our very existence along the way. ALL ARE WELCOME!
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.
Please 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.
If you are going to India and would like to bring something back for the temple, please contact temple management for the WISH LIST.
Prasadam: You are welcome to prepare prasadams at home WITHOUT garlic or onions, to bring to offer to the deities and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering during any of these times. For additional volunteer opportunities please contact temple management.
Om Hreem Namah Shivaya