Diwali Celebrations and Pujas schedule

Oct 25, 2019 - Oct 28th, 2019 at Sri Siva Kameswari Temple , CA

Dhanvatari jayanti (Dhanteras) – Dhanvantari Havan

Friday, Oct 25th

Dhanteras Puja is also known as Dhantrayodashi. This day of Dhanteras is observed as Dhanwantari Triodasi or Dhanvantri Jayanti, marking the auspicious emerging of Lord Dhanvathari also known as the ‘Healing God’ or ‘God of Ayurvedic Medicine’ (an Incarnation of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu) from the churning of the milky ocean of the God of Ayurveda on this day. Participants of Dhanvatari Homa event will be blessed with for Long, Good Healthy Life and Prosperity in Abundance, especially beneficial in healing from health issues.


Saturday, Oct 26th


Sunday, Oct 27th

11:00 AM : Sri Maha Lakshmi Puja, Abhishekam

4:00 PM : Maha Lakshmi Havan with 1008 Red Roses

Participants will be blessed with happiness, abundant prosperity, success in business and in personal life and material gains

07:04 PM to 08:38 PM : Sri Lakshmi Puja Muhurat 

Lakshmi Puja & Diwali Puja with 1008 Lotus flowers.
(Everybody will get an opportunity to offer a lotus flower to Goddess LAKSHMI)

Gujarati New year

Monday, Oct 28thriday

6:30PM  :  Siva puja & Govardhan puja followed & Chappan Bhog

Most of the times, Govardhan Puja is marked on the following day of Diwali (Next to Diwali day) and it is celebrated as the auspicious day of victory of Lord Krishna, when Lord Sri Krishna has defeated God Indra and protected all the Braj Bhoomi and all its dwellers including people, cattle and all beings by lifting the Mount Govardhan with His little pinky finger and held it like an umbrella for 7 days and 7 nights from the torrential heavy rains sent by God Indra. Thus, by this wonderful leela (Lord’s playful act for the benefit of all) Lord Krishna was given the name ‘Govinda’ by Kamadhenu (The celestial Cow from Heaven). That is one of Lord’s most favorite name as he has earned it.

Dear Devotee,

The health and wellbeing of our visitors, priests and the overall community is our top priority. Due to the growing concern around coronavirus (COVID-19), and in alignment with the best practices laid out by the CDC, WHO and other relevant entities, we have made the decision to withhold large celebration events for Ugadi and Sri Rama Navami until further notice.

Temple remains open for regular events such as daily poojas and harati services, and requests your adherence to the following:

i) Please wash your hands in the washroom before you come inside the temple
ii) Please refrain from visiting the temple if you believe you may be sick

iii) No prasad and theertham will be offered until the situation gets better

Thank you for your cooperation and continued support of our Temple.

Sri SivaKameswari Temple Management.