Welcome to Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir

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.   

TEMPLE HOURS:

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

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 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)

April 2014 Special Events:

Vasantha Navarathri Celebrations from March 31st to April 8th

Tuesday- April 1st 
5:00pm   Rudrabhisekham and Ashottara Pooja to Renuka Shivalingam & Lord Subramanya

6:00pm    Pratyangira Beeja Mantra Homam

7:00pm   Lalita Sahasranamavalli Pooja/Archana to the Sri Meru
Wednesday- April 2nd 

5:00pm   Rudrabhisekham and Ashottara Pooja to Renuka Shivalingam, Lord Mahavishnu with Sridevi and Bhudevi, and Lord Ganesha

6:00pm    Mother Lalitha Mantra Homam

7:00pm   Lalita Sahasranamavalli Pooja/Archana to the Sri Meru

 

Thursday- April 3rd 

5:00pm   Rudrabhisekham and Ashottara Pooja to Renuka Shivalingam and Dakshina Murthy

6:00pm    Mother Saraswathi Homam

7:00pm   Lalita Sahasranamavalli Pooja/Archana to the Sri Meru

 

Friday- April 4th 

5:00pm   Rudrabhisekham and Ashottara Pooja to Renuka Shivalingam,  Lord Subramanya, Ardhanareeshwara and Mother Lalitha

6:00pm    Mother Mahalakshmi Homam

7:00pm   Lalita Sahasranamavalli Pooja/Archana to the Sri Meru

 

Saturday- April 5th 

5:00pm    Mother Mahakali Homam

6:00pm   Abhisekham to Mother Kalikambal

7:00pm   Lalita Sahasranamavalli Pooja/Archana to the Sri Meru

 

Sunday- April 6th 

4:00pm    Mother Pratyangira Pooja
5:00pm    Mother Gayathri Homam

6:00pm   Abhisekham to Lord Mahakaleshwar

7:30pm   Lalita Sahasranamavalli Pooja/Archana to the Sri Meru

Monday- April 7th 

5:00pm   Rudrabhisekham and Ashottara Pooja to Renuka Shivalingam

6:00pm    Mother Kamalatmika Homam

7:00pm   Lalita Sahasranamavalli Pooja/Archana to the Sri Meru

 

Tuesday- April 8th 

4:00pm   Shodasopachara and Ashtottara Pooja to Lord Rama.

5:00pm   Rudrabhisekham and Ashottara Pooja to Renuka Shivalingam and Lord Subramanya, Valli and Devasena

6:00pm    Mother Chandi Homam

7:00pm   Lalita Sahasranamavalli Pooja/Archana to the Sri Meru

Sri Rama Navami Celebration on April 8th

12th – Saturday

7:00pm – Pradosham – Rudrabhisekham to Nandi, Renuka Lingam

Sukla Trayodashi and Mother Kalikambal

13th – Sunday – Panguni Uttaram Celebrations

7:00pm – Panguni Uttaram – Rudrabhisekham to Sri Mahakaleshwar Jyotir Lingam, Abhisekham and Ashtottara Puja to Lord Subramanya and Lord Mahavishnu

Tamil New Year Celebrations on April 14th

14th – Monday

10:00am – Sri Lalitha and Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting

4:30pm – Sri Chakra Pooja and Sri Maha Pratyangira Pooja

Pournami

7:00pm – Rudrabhisekham to Renuka Lingam and Lord Ganesha

18th – Friday

5:30pm – Ganapathy Homam - Sankata Hara Chaturthi

7:00pm – Rudrabhisekham to Lord Ganesha, Ardhanareeshwara and Mother Lalitha Devi

19th – Saturday

6:00pm – Abhisekham and Ashtottara Pooja to Lord Subramanya Shasti Mother Kalikambal

21st – Monday

5:30pm – Sri Maha Pratyangira Homam

Krishna Ashtami 7:00pm – Rudrabhisekham to Renuka Shivalingam and Mother Pratyangira

 26th – Saturday

Pradosham 7:00pm – Rudrabhisekham to Nandi, Renukalingam and Mother Kalikambal

 28th – Monday

Amavasya 7:00pm – Abhisekham to Renuka Lingam

8:00pm – Amavasya – Pratyangira Ashtottara Archana

 

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!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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 info@srimahakalmandir.org if you are interested in volunteering during any of these times. For additional volunteer opportunities please contact temple management.

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Om Hreem Namah Shivaya