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

gurugee1 Swami Sathasivom performing Rudram Homam
On this Sunday 23rd 2014
Samuhika Chandi Homam on Saturday, November 29th2014

  • Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, 4:00pm to 9:00pm – Swami Sathasivom, Founder of the Sri Mahakaleshwar Temple, will be performing Rudra Homam followed by Rudrabhisekham to Lord Mahakaleshwar Sahasra Jyotirlingam

Rudra Homam for karmic cleansing and rejuvenation.

Rudra homam is a powerful homam or fire ritual for karmic cleansing and rejuvenation. The homam is performed to invoke the grace of Rudra, one of the many energies of Lord Shiva. Performing the homam cleanses and rejuvenates the environment by allowing an abundant inflow of prana (life-force) into the atmosphere. The fire (agni) of the homam helps awaken the jataragni or inner fire present in each of us, which is responsible for proper digestion of food and dissemination of food energy. The siddha-ayurvedic herbs offered into the homam fire set off vibrations which directly reach our deeper energy layers. Interestingly, the smoke from a sacred homam can heal diseases like asthma which are categorized by a very low tolerance to atmospheric pollutants. The sacred ash from a homa acts as a repository of energy, and can heal a range of diseases when applied on the skin.

Science of Sri Rudram is a powerful Vedic hymn on Lord Shiva. Found in the ancient Yajur Veda, Sri Rudram is renowned for its healing vibrations. It is chanted to invoke Lord Shiva’s energy, intelligence and blessings. In Sri Rudram, the Cosmic form of Shiva is described. Rudra is the Deity of anti-ageing. It is the form of Shiva’s rejuvenating energy which makes us younger day after day, and in turn remove all illnesses.

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  • Saturday, November 29th, 2014 – 3:30pm to 9:00pm – Swami Sathasivom, Founder of the Sri Mahakaleshwar Temple, will be performing Samuhika Chandi Homam. Everyone is welcome to join and chant Durga Saptashati during the Homam.

The texts Marichi Kalpa Vaarahi tantra and Chidambara rahasyam state the following as benefits of Chandi homa:

1. Attainment of health, wealth, prosperity, longevity, food, wealth, progeny, fame, success, strength.

2. Removal of fear, ailments, danger, defeat in the hand of adversaries etc.

3. By performing the homa five times, evil planetary influences are removed. The performance of this homa seven times removes all fears, performance eleven times begets royal influence and sixteen times begets progeny.

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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)
Kartika Masam Celebrations
Everyday during Kartika Masam – Ends on Nov 21st, 2014
Day Time Event
Monday 7:00 PM Special Program including Rudrabhisekham to the Mahakaleshwara Sahasra Lingam and Shiva Ashtottara pooja
7:00 PM Rudrabhisekham to Bana Lingam and Shiva Ashtottara pooja
Wednesday 6:30 PM Kartika Pournami/Purnima
Saturday 6:30 PM Rudrabhisekham to Bana Lingam and Shiva Ashtottara pooja
Sunday 6:30 PM Rudrabhisekham to the Mahakaleshwara Sahasra Lingam and Shiva Ashtottara pooja
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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.

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.