Vara Maha Lakshmi Vratam

Virtual Samoohika Sravana Vara Maha Lakshmi Vratam

For Health, Wealth, & Prosperity. on 31st July, Friday 2020

Sri Vara Maha Lakshmi Pooja will be done by our Temple Priests to the main Deity at the Temple simultaneously along with you, while you are doing your Pooja at your home virtually. (You will be sent Pooja participation link to join the session.)
Registration fees: $54.00/-

Siva Kameswari Temple invites you all to celebrate this special day in a very special way. Due to the current Covid-19 (Corona Virus) conditions, everyone can celebrate by participating in our Samoohika Sravana Vara Maha Laskmi Vratam virtually from the comfort of your home, staying safe and healthy at the same time and still be part of this grand event. Upon receiving your confirmation after registering for this event, Pooja Participants be given meeting links for you to able to join the session of your choice.

This event is being conducted in two sessions to accommodate as many participants as possible. Participants will be guided at every step by ourTemple   Priests.

Contact Information: Pundit Sharma Samavedula,

Phone: 512 633 7999/949 899 3471/949 542 2667. .

Pooja preparation: 

  1. Clean the front porch, decorate with Rangoli and tie floral, mango leaves garlands to the front archway/door of your home.
  2. Clean the house and pick an ideal spot (preferably East, North East corner) for setting up the Altar.
  3. Altar – Decorate the Altar to the best of your ability. Set up Divine mother with a Devi face mask, draped with a new saree (optional) or a picture frame, a separate Kalash, a pair of Lamps one filled with Ghee and another one oil, cotton wicks, match box, and Aarti plate with camphor or wicks decorated with flowers ready.
  4. Pooja Items needed – Have all of the following Pooja items ready: Couple of Large thalis, Haldi, Kumkuma, Akshintas, ripe bananas, and some other additional fruits of your choice, flowers and flowers garlands, Beetle leaves, nuts, currency coins and bills for dakshina, Incense sticks, 2Coconuts, 1 blouse piece soaked chana cleaned and drained in a bowl, sandalwood powder, ready.
  5. Turmeric Ganesha – Fill a small container filled with white rice covered a beetel leaf on top. Take about 2 small teaspoonfuls of turmeric powder add little water and knead it to a soft dough and with your fingers shape it a small conical shaped turmeric Ganesha and seat this Ganesha on the beetle leaf. You may also use a flower, or a small piece of banana leaf, if you do not have beetle leaf. Apply a small vermillion dot as ‘bindi’ to this Turmeric Ganesha.
  6. Thorams (sacred knotted wrist tie) – As an important part of this Pooja, a special sacred strand called is worn in the right-hand wrist of the lady performing this Vartam. This Thoram is made with 3 stands of yellow colored thread (applying turmeric paste), about 12 inches long, and with 9 knots to the Thoram. You can decorate this Thoram knots with flowers in between them. You will need to offer one Thoram to Devi, one for your-self and rest as many as there are for all other lady members in your home. So accordingly make as many as required.
  7. Prasadams – based on your convenience and ability, prepare 3, 5, 7 or 9 varieties of ‘Pindi Vantalu’ as Prasadams for offering to Devi at the end of Pooja. Kheer or Payasam is a mandatory item of these Prasadams.

Celebrations of An Auspicious month of Shraavana Month

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Sri Goda Ranganatha Kalyanotsavam

Sri Goda Ranganatha Kalyanotsavam

Sri Goda Ranganatha Kalyanotsavam – Holy Matrimony
And Bhogi pallu for children’s well being
Monday, January 13th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Dear Devotees,

Sri Siva Kameswari temple cordially invites you all to attend Sri Goda Ranganatha Swamy Kalyanotsavam on the last day of Dhanur masa also known as Bhogi. Special events traditionally conclude with Sri Andaal & Lord Ranganatha Kalyanam (Holy Matrimony) which will be beneficial to the whole universe along with the participants of this event as they will be blessed by many auspicious and happy events for their future. This is unique and is most loved by the devotees of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. All participants will attain Sri Maha Vishnu’s Blessings along with family harmony, happiness, peace & prosperity in their lives.

Note: We will be offering ‘Bhogi Pallu’ to all children for protection, good health, and neutralization of any negativity with the blessings of elders in the presence of Goddess Sri Siva Kameswari.

Program details are below

4:00 PM – Jan 12th, 2020 Sunday
Andal Neeratotsavam – Tirumanjanam

(Pancha kalasa Aavahana & Abhishekam to Sri Goda Ranganatha Swamy)

6: 30 PM – Jan 13 th 2020 Monday, 2020
– Bhogi Pallu Ceremony
8: 30 PM – Jan 13 th 2020 Monday, 2020
Maha Mangala Aarti followed by dinner prasad.

Sponsorship Details

Kalyanotsavam: $51.00

Bhogi pallu for children: Free




Mar 04 & 05 2019 | Costa mesa, CA


06:00 am
“Om Namaha Sivaya” akhanda jap
(Mantra Recitation) (Free)

(very Nice and powerful Sadhana to do On this day to increese your punya Bala )

Morning: Mon, Mar 4th 2019 6AM to Tue Mar 5th 2019 6AM (Till next day)

Important note: This is a Free Event, If you are interested in participating in this event prior registration is a must. There are 30 minute time slots and please reserve your time slots by prior registration by Clicking Link Om Namasivaya.



09:00 am-10:00 AM

Sankalp, Ganesh Pooja Mahanyasa Chanting


10:30 AM- 1:00 PM

Sahasra Lingarchana Sahita Ekadasha Rudrabhisheakam


06:00 Pm – 06:00 AM
Evening -6:00 PM onwards Till Next Morning 6:00 AM

Shad Yama Puja and Abhishekams & alankarams, cultural programs, Bhajans and meditation.


NOTE : –

We will be worshipping Lord Shiva in the formate given below of Five Eliments Along With Shakti .

(Prakruti & Purusha)


Name Description of Lord Shiva’s Form


Represents the following element in Nature

1st form of Shiva’s face 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – First Yaama Abhishekam with Pancha Amrutha to Lord Siva followed by Alankaram, Meditation, Bhajan & Keertan



2nd form of Shiva’s face
8:00 PM to 8:45 PM – Second Yaama Abhishekam with Phalarasa
(Fruit juices) to Lord Siva followed by Alankaram, Meditation, Bhajan

Nrutya Neerajanam

8:45-9:30PM – An Offering of Bharata Natyam by Shakti School of Bharata Natyam Founder-Director Viji Prakash


3rd form of Shiva’s face
09:45 PM to 11:45 PM Third Yaama Abhishekam with Bhasma (Vibhooti) Abhishekam to Lord Siva.

Lingodhva Darsha

12:00 AM followed by Alankaram, & Meditation,
12:00 AM to 1:00 AM Bhajan & Keertan
and Break (Om Nama sivaya chanting Continues)



4th form of Shiva’s face
1:00 AM to 3:00 AM – Fourth Yaama Abhishekam with Anna (Rice)) Abhishekam to Lord Siva.
followed by Alankaram, Meditation, Bhajan & Keertan.



5th form of Shiva’s face
3:00 AM to 5:00 AM – Fifth Yaama Abhishekamwith with Haridra, Kumkuma
(Turmarick , kumkum) to Lord Shiva followed by Alankaram, Meditation, Bhajan & Keertan, and Maha Shivarathri celebrations conclude with Maha Mangal Aarti & Prasad distribution.


Sky or Ether
Lord Kameswara

Roopa Darshanam
5:00 AM to6:00 AM –Sixth Yaama Abhishekam with Gandha
(Sandle wood paste) to Lord Shiva followed by Alankaram, Bhajan & Keertan, and Maha Shivarathri celebrations conclude with Maha Mangal Aarti & Prasad distribution.


Maha Linga


Level A :- Full day (24hrs programe) $301 (Mahasivaratri)

Level B :-  All Morning Programe $251 (Sahasralingarchana)

Level C :- Evening programe  ( all 6 Abhishekams) $201

Level D :- Any Single abhishekam in the evening  $51

Register for Samoohika Aksharabhyasams / Aruna homam

Register for Samoohika Aksharabhyasams / Aruna homam


Goda Ranganadha Kalyanam

Goda Ranganadha Kalyanam

Dhanur masa. keeping with tradition, GODHA KALYANAM will be performed at the temple at 10:30 am. Please refer GODA RANGANATHA KALYANAM for complete details.
Sunday, Jan 13th is Bhogi. Children aged 3 months to 12 years of age are invited to participate in the Bhogi Pallu @ 6:00 PM at the temple. Veda Aseervachanam ( Vedic blessings) and arathi will be performed in the evening.
Masa Skanda Shashti/ Lord Muragan (Subrahmanya) Abhishekam

Masa Skanda Shashti/ Lord Muragan (Subrahmanya) Abhishekam

Subrahmanya Abhishekam
Friday, Jan 11th 2019
6:45 PM -7:45 PM
Masa Skanda Sashti.
Sponsorship for the abhishekam is $51
Temple remains closed from Noon to 5:30PM during week days (from Monday to Friday)
1st Saturday of every month Mata ki Chowki – 7 PM-9 PM (Shej Aarati temple aarathi 9 onwards
1st Sunday of every month – Baba Abhishekam (10 AM) followed by Satya Vratam . Madhyana Aarati 12 noon, and Mata ki Chowki
Kalyanam of the Deities performed every month in addition to Masa sankalpam
Important Points:
•Regular weekend schedules are subject to change for any special festivals or events
•Temple closure & schedule changes on all Lunar & Solar Eclipse days depending on time and situation in strict accordance as per Vedic principles
•Live streaming of all religious events can be viewed from temple website( during Pacific Standard Time, USA
•Temple authorities reserve the right to make any changes /alterations/cancellations in the given schedule, when needed.