Welcome to Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir

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. 

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)

August 2014 Special Events:

Ganesh Chaturthi and Sri Maha Meru Consecrations CELEBRATIONS

     7:00 AM Friday, August 29th,  to 
10.00 PM Sunday, August 31st 

Please join us and receiving blessing 

 Aug 29th Friday: 

 6:30pm – 8:00pm: 

Samuhika (Everyone can Participate) Vinayaka Pooja and Katha

8:00pm – 9:30pm:

Ganapathy Puja 


Rakshabandanam Ankura Arpanam 

Deeksha Dharanam 

Akanda Deepa Stapanam

Aug 30th Saturday:

 7:30am – 8:00am:

Shiva suprabhatham and Aarti 


8:00am – 10:30am: 

Ganapathy Puja

Laghu Punyahavachanam

Shodasopchara Pooja 

Panchamrita abhisekham

Paranayanam for Maha Meru

10.30am – 1:00pm:

Jaladhivasam & Kshiradhivasam with Pooja, Abhisekham, Parayanam

Agni Pratishta, Ganapathy and Sri Lalitha Moola Mantra Homam

3.00pm – 5:30pm:

Dhanya Dhivaasam & Pushpadhivaasam with Pooja, Abhisekham, Parayanam

7.00pm – 8.00pm:

Bala, Shyama Homam 

Bala and Kumari Puja

8.00pm – 9.00pm

Lagu Poornahuthi


Aug 31st Sunday: 

 8:00am – 8:30am:

Navakalasa pooja

8:30am – 10:30am:

Kala Avahana (Agni, Surya, Soma, Brahma, Vishnu, Eshwara, Rudra and Sadashiva ityadi 99 kalas), 

Showing of Cow, Mirror, Kumari and Suvasini

10:30am – 1:00pm:

Abhishekam to Sri Meru and Kalikambal Alankaram, Archana and Theertha Prasadam 

1:00pm – 3:00pm: BREAK / Maha Prasadam

3:00pm – 4:30pm:

Varahi and Lalitha Homam Maha Purnahuthi 

4:30pm – 6:00pm:

Lalitha Sahasranama Dara

Samuhika Kumkum pooja 

Suvasini Pooja

6:00pm – 7:30pm:

Lalitha Durbar / Dance, Bhajan Rajopchara Seva for Kalikambal

7:30pm – 8:30pm: 

Maha Mangala Aarthi, Theertha Prasadam.

Maha Bhojanam


Sponsorship table for Sri Chakra Prana Pratishta -

Gold Sponsors for both the days   $1001
Silver Sponsors for both the days  $501
Jaladhivasam – $51
Kshiradhivasam – $51
Ganapathy Homam – $51
Dhanyadhivasam – $51
Bala and Shyama Homam – $101
Pushapadhivasam and Shayadhivasam – $101
Nava Kalasa Abhisekham/Pooja – $51
Abhisekham to Kalikambal and Maha Meru – $51
Varahi and Lalitha Homam – $101
 Archana and Theertha Prasadam – $21
 Naivedyam/Annadanam Sponsorship – $51

In order to sponsor any of the Shivarathri pujas please use the link below.http://srimahakalmandir.org

In addition please e-mail your family details – gothram, nakshatram, raasi and name of each family member – along with your desire/sankalpam

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 ….


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 LISTPlease 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 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 please contact temple management.