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Welcome to Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir

Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir is the first Jyotirlingam Shiva temple in the United States. Its two ton sahasralingam was inaugurated on August 28, 2010 by Swami Sathasivom, head priest of Sri Kalikambal Temple in Chennai, India, and President and Founder of Sree Narayanee Kalikambal Sathasivom Foundation.

All are welcome to visit our temple conveniently located in Santa Clara, in the heart of Silicon Valley.


Covid Requirements

Temple currently requires that all wear masks indoors and in enclosed

Sharad Navaratri Celebrations (Sept 26th to Oct 4th ) SRI MAHA KALESHWAR MANDIR, SANTA CLARA


During these nine days the rejuvenating and guiding energy of the divine mother descends on to our plane giving us an opportunity to meditate and absorb.

  • Lalitha Sahasranamam will be chanted every day at 6:30pm

  • Septemper 26th, Monday : Saptha Sathi Chandi Parayanam

  • Septemper 27th, Tuesday : Kanya Pooja - Free Registration

  • Septemper 28th, Wedsnesday : Lakshmi Sahasranamam, Thrisathi

  • Septemper 29th, Thursday : Saptha Sathi Chandi Parayanam

  • Septemper 30th, Friday : Sumangali Pooja - Free Registration

  • October 1st, Saturday : Saraswathi Sahasranamam, Thirisathi

  • October 2nd, Sunday : Saptha Sathi Chandi Parayanam

  • October 3rd, Monday : Sarva Janika Deepa pooja - Register

  • October 4th, Tuesday : Navaratri, Deepa Chandi, Chandi Parayanam

Upcoming Events

20th Sep 2022(Tuesday - 7pm) : Subramanya and Hanuman Archana. Sponsor Subramanya Archana Sponsor HanumanArchana

21st Sep 2022(Wednesday - 7pm): Abhisekham to Sri Mahakaleshswar. Sponsor Pradosham Rudrabhisekham

21st Sep 2022(Wednesday - 7:30pm): Mahakaleshwar Archana. Sponsor Shiva Archana

22nd Sep 2022(Thursday - 7PM) : Abhisekham to Sri Dakshinamurthy Sponsor Dakshinamurthy abhisekham

22nd Sep 2022(Thursday - 7:30PM) : Mahakaleshwar Archana Sponsor Dakshinamurthy abhisekham

22nd Sep 2022(Thursday - 8PM) : Aarathi Followed By Prasadam

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Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir is the first Jyotirlingam Shiva temple in the United States.


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Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir Events

Day Time Event Action
07:00pm Somavar Rudrabhishekham to Maha kaleshwar. Sponsor
08:00pm Siva Archana followed by Aarti. Sponsor
08:30pm Maha Prasadam. Sponsor
07:00pm Valli Devasena Sametha Lord Subramanya ashtothra Puja Sponsor
07:30pm Hanuman Chalisa Parayana and Astottara Puja followed by Pratyangira Astottara Puja, Aarti and theertha prasadam. Sponsor
07:15pm Ardhanareeshwara Astottara Puja followed by Siva Archana Aarti and theertha prasadam. Sponsor
07:00pm Abhishekham to Lord Dakshinamoorthy. Sponsor
07:30pm Dakshinamoorthy Ashtottaram followed by Aarti and prasadam. Sponsor
07:00pm Abhisekham to Devi Kalikamba. Sponsor
07:30pm Lalita Sahasranamam Parayanam. Sponsor
08:15pm Khadgamala and Lalita devi Astottara Puja Aarathi followed by Mahaprasadam. Sponsor
07:00pm SriSukta Sahita Sri MahaLakshmi Astaka Parayana. Sponsor
07:30pm Vishnu Sahasranamam Parayanam. Sponsor
07:45pm Sridevi, Bhudevi sametha Lord Maha Vishnu Astottara Puja Aarti followed by Mahaprasadam. Sponsor
07:15pm Shiva archana followed by Aarthi and Prasadam Sponsor
Day Time Event Action
5th August 2022 (Friday)
05:00pm Samoohika Varalakshmi Vrat(am) - You can now perform your Varalakshmi Pooja at the temple under the guidance of Pt. Diwakar. It is very auspicious to perform Varalakshmi Pooja on a Shravana masa Friday; it bestows Asta Aishwaryas or, in other words, prosperity and happiness.

Please bring Devi's face if you have it. But definitely bring Kalasam, Vastram(a new piece of cloth), Pancha Patra & Udharini, coconuts, flowers, fruits and anything you follow as per your tradition.
Varalakshmi Pooja
07:00pm Abhisekham to Devi Kalikambal. Kalikambal Abhisekham
07:30pm Lalitha Sahasranamam Parayanam.
08:00pm Khadgamala And Lalita Devi Ashtora Pooja, Aarathi Followed By Prasadam.
6th August 2022 (Saturday) 07:00pm Lord Vishnu Pooja. Sponsor
07:30pm Vishnu Sahasranamam Parayanam Sponsor
7th August 2022 (Sunday) 07:15pm Lord Shiva Archana,Aarathi And Prasadam. Sponsor
8th August 2022 (Monday) 07:00PM Sravana masa Somavar Rudhrabhishekam to Lord Mahakaleshwar Somavar Rudhrabhisekham
08:00PM Archana Followed By Arathi
9th August 2022 (Tuesday) 07:00PM Pradosha Rudhrabhishekam to Lord Mahakaleshwar Pradosha Rudhrabhisekham
08:15PM Archana and Arathi for Sri Mahakaleshwar, Lord Subramanya And Lord Hanuman
10th August 2022 (Wednesday) 07:30PM Lord Ardhanareeswar Pooja.
11th August 2022 (Thursday) 06:30AM Aavani Avittam - Rig and Yajur Upakarma - Jandhyala Pournami/Poornima under the guidance of Sri Diwakar Sivachariyar

Rig Upakarma
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08:30AM Yajur Upakarma Register for this batch
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