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.


SPECIAL EVENT  Sunday December 21st 2014




Please join us this Sunday Dec 21st and chant Hanuman Chalisa 108 times to propitiate Lord Hanuman’s Pranashakti and receive his blessings.  It is also a great blessing to chant as many times as possible or even sit and absorb the divine energy of the chant. 

7:00am – Hanuman Havan/Homam, Abhisekam and Ashtottara Puja
8:30am to 3:00pm - Chanting Hanuman Chalisa 108 times followed  by Aarati

If you would like your name to be included in the Sankalpam

Please pay $21 :   https://donations.sulekha.com/donate-to_donate-to-sri-maha-kaleshwar-mandir_1154

Please e-mail all the family details include Gotram, Nakshatram, Raasi and name to  :    info@srimahakalmandir.org



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)
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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 ….


Kundalini Yoga classes by Universal Peace Foundation of North America at Thursday’s 6:30 P.M. All are welcome! FREE.
Mr. Venkatesan Yuvraj is conducting free YOGA classes at the temple Sunday’s morning at 8:00 A.M. Please join the classes to learn several Yogasanas. All are welcome! FREE.

We host free music and dance performances on a regular basis.
If you would like to perform dance or music (vocal or instrumental) at the temple, please contact Vandana Ramakrishnan at vr_73@yahoo.com or 408-627-9331, or email info@srimahakalmandir.org.

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 LIST. 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.

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.