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



Evening 6.30 pm to 8.30pm:

Lord Mahavishnu Abhishehgam.

Maha Shivarathri Celebrations – From Friday, Feb 13th to Tuesday, Feb 17th 2015
Date Day Event
13 Feb 2015 Friday Day 1
Ankurarapana and Deekshadharana
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ganapathy Pooja, Punyahavachanam, Rakshabandhana, Deekshadharana, Akhanda Deepa Sthapana, Ankurarpana. followed by Maha Prasadam.
14 Feb 2015 Saturday Day 2
6:00 am to 6:30 am
Shiva Suprabatham.
6.30 am to 8.30 am
Shivabhisekham, alankaram, archana.
9.00 am to 12 noon
Rudra Khalasa Sthapana followed by theertha rasadam.
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Shiva Panchakshari sahitha Rudrahomam.
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Rudra Trishati Archana, Veda Parayanam & Rajopachara seva to Lord Shiva followed by Maha Prasadam.
15 Feb 2015 Sunday Day 3
7.00 am to 7.30 am
Shiva Suprabhatham.
7.30 am to 9.00 am
Shiva Abhisekham.
9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Kalasa Pooja Shiva Parivara Devatha Homam, Shivashottara Sahita ShivaPanchaakshari Homam,Maha Poornahuti.Followed by Maha Prasadam.
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Shiva Gowri Kalyanotshavam.
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Pallaki Seva.
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Archana, Aarathi followed by Kalyana Bhojainam.
16 Feb 2015 Monday Day 4
Maha Shivarathri
6:00 am
Shiva Suprabatham.
6:30 am to 9:00 am
1st Yama – Rudrabhishekam, alankaram Archana followed by Theertha Prasadam.
9:00 am to 11:30 am
2nd Yama – Rudrabhishekam, alankaram, Archana followed byTheertha Prasadam.
11:30 am to 2:00 pm
3rd Yama – Rudrabhishekam, alankaram, Archana and Theertha Prasadam.
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
4th Yama – Rudrabhishekam, alankaram, archana followed by Theertha Prasadam.
5:00 pm to 11:00pm
5th Yama – Mahanyasam, Ekadasha Rudrabhishekam, Archana followed by Theertha Prasadam. 5:00 pm – Mahanyasam 6:00 pm – Ekadasha Rudrabhisekham
17 Feb 2015 Tuesday Day 5
12 midnight to 2:30 am
6th Yama – Lingothbhava kalam, Rudrabhisekham.alankaram, archana followed by Theertha Prasadam.
3:00 am to 5:30 am
7th Yama – Rudrabhisekham,alankaram, Archana followed by Theertha Prasadam.
5:30 am to 10:00 am
8th Yama – Rudrabhisekham, Alankaram, Archana followed by Theertha Prasadam.
11:00 am
Mahanaivedyam & Mahaprasadam
12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Continuous Abhisekham to Lord Shiva.
5:00 pm
1,00,000 Panchakshari Mantra (Na-Ma-Si-Va-Ya) Japa. Everyone can participate and add to the count.
Maha Shivarathri Celebrations – Sponsorships
$1116 Sankalpam for all the 8 Yamas, Vastra Samarpana for one Yama + 1 year of Sankalpams for all Mondays.
$516 Sankalpam for all the 8 Yamas, Vastra Samarpana for one Yama + 6 months of Sankalpams for all Mondays.
$216 Sankalpam for all the 8 Yamas + Vastra Samarpana for one Yama.
$116 Sankalpam for all the 8 Yamas.
$51 Sankalpam for 1 Yama.
$25 Vastra Samarpana.
$116 Rudrahomam on Saturday Feb 14th.
$51 Rudra Trishati Archana & Veda Parayana on Saturday Feb 14th.
$116 Rudra Trishati Archana & Veda Parayana on Saturday Feb 14th.
$151 Shiva Gauri Kalyanotshavam and Palaki Seva.

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Volunteer Sign Up: Click here.

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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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 …. VEDIC CHANTING PRACTICE AND INSTRUCTION: 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. TEMPLE PERFORMANCES: 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. *******************************************************************************************************************************