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.
TEMPLE HOURS: All Days 9 am to 9:30 pm
PRIEST SERVICES: Temple provides all priest services at temple and your home. Services include:
Pujas and Homas: Ganesha Homam, Rudra Homam, Sudarshan Homam, Chandi Homam, Maha Mrityunjaya Homam, Nawa Graha Homam, House Warming Ceremony etc. Naming ceremony, Anaprasanam, Upanayanam, Wedding Ceremony, Satya Narayana Puja, Gauri vratam, Ananta Padmanabha Vratam, kedareswara Vratam, Chandi Parayanam, Sundarkand Parayanam and all other hindu ceremonies.
Shradha Ceremonies - Sankalpa, Hiranya and Parvana Shradha. Amawasya Tarpanam etc.
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 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)
September 2014 Special Events: Please join us in receiving blessing
- Saturday 6th – Sukla Trayodashi -
7.00 pm – Pradosham – Rudrabhishekam to Nandi, Banalingam and Goddess Kalikambal.
- Sunday 7th – Sukla Chaturdashi -
6.00 pm – 7.00 pm – Satsang with Swamiji and Amma
6.00 pm – 9.00 pm – Rudrabhishekam to MahaKaleshwar (Maha Lingam) -
Performance by Amma Adi Sakthi & Swami Shanmuga
- Monday 8th – Pournami -
6.00 pm – Sri Chakra Pooja and Maha Pratyangira Pooja.
7.00 pm – Rudrabhishekham to Banalingam and Maha Meru
- Thursday 11th – Sankata Hara -
5.30 pm – Ganapathy Homam.
7.00 pm – Rudrabhishekham to Ganesh & Lord Dakshinamurthy
- Friday 12th -
6.00 pm to 9.00 pm – Goddess Maha Pratyangira Pooja & Homa -
Performed by Amma Adi Sakthi and Swami Shanmuga
Sponsorship for Pratyangira Homam is $51.00
- Saturday 13th – Shasti -
9.00 am to 6.00 pm – Workshop: Awaken the Divine Within -
Amma Adi Sakthi and Swami Shanmuga will conduct this retreat on Saturday the 13th for the devotees -”Awakening the Divine Self” from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.
6.00 pm to 9.00 pm – Abhishekam to Goddess Kalikambal and Lord Subramanaya – Followed by Ashottara Pooja.
- Monday 15th – Krishna Ashtami -
7.00 pm – Rudrabhishekam to Mother Pratyangira, Banalingam and Sri Maha Meru.
- Saturday 20th -
12.00 Noon – Purratsi Vishnu Annadana Pradosham
7.00 pm – Rudrabhishekam to Nani, Banalingam and Mother Kalikambal.
Amma Adi Sakthi and Swami Shanmuga will conduct Purratasi Annandanam.
Sponsorship for Pratyangira Homam is $51.00
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!
TEMPLE NEEDS A USED CAR. YOUR DONATION WILL BE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
Click here to see the Temple Wish List ….
VEDIC CHANTING PRACTICE AND INSTRUCTION:
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. 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 email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering during any of these times please contact temple management.