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.   


All Days 9 am to 9:30 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.

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


  • 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

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)

July 2014 Special Events:


23th- Wednesday           7:00pm- RudraAbhishekam to Nandhi and Bhu Devi, Sri Devi
Pradosham                                           sahita Maha Vishnu

25th- Friday                     6:00pm – Maha Pratyangira Homam
Amavasya                         7:00pm – Abhishekam to Lord Ardanareeswara.

26th – Saturday              10am  -         Sri Vidya Workshop.

27th – Sunday                   10am –         Sri Vidys Work shop.

                                                  7:00pm –     Rudrabhishegam to Maha Kaleshwar.


 August 2014 Special Events:


Date:                                      Time:                                   Event:

1st – Friday                          6:00-9:00 pm        Bhumi Chakra Pooja. Sri Vidya.

2nd- Saturday                  4:30- 9:00pm         Shiva Tattwa Aavarna pooja with 1116 Lamps.

3rd – Sunday                      6:30pm                    Rudrabhishegam to Mahakaleahwar.

8th – Friday                       6:30pm                      Rudrabhishegam to Nandi,
Pradosham                                                               Ardanareeswara and mother Lalitha Devi.
VaraLakshmi Vratam

9th – Saturday                 5:30pm                               Mrityum Jeya Homam
Pournami                            7:00pm                              Abhishekam to Mother Kalikambal

10th- Sunday                     6:30pm                              Rudrabhishegam to MahaKaleshwar

13th – Wednesday             6:00pm                            Ganapathy Homam
SankataHara                      7:00pm                            Abhisekam to Maha Vishnu

15th – Friday                       7:30 – 9:00 pm    Satsang with Maharishi Paranjothiyar

                                                                                       on Kundalini Yoga.

17th – Sunday                      6:00pm                   Abhishegam to Maha Pratyangira Devi, and 
Krishna Gokulastami                                         to Lord Maha Vishnu and Maha Kaleshwar.

 23rd- Friday                       7:00pm                   RudraAbhishekam to Nandi, Ardanareeswara,

Pradosham                                                               and Mother Lalitha Devi

24th- Sunday                      6:00pm                   Maha Pratyangira Homam
Amavasya                            7:00pm                   Rudrabhishekam to Lord MahaKaleshwara.

29th – Friday                     6:00pm                   Ganapathy Homam.
Ganesh Chaturti              7:00 pm                 Rudrabhishegam to Ardanareeswara

                                                                                      and Mother Lalitha Devi.


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 ….


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.


Om Hreem Namah Shivaya