Sri Ganesh Chathurthy Celebration

Thursday, September 09, 2021
(Instead of September 10th as indicated 2021 SVK Temple Calendar)

   Dear Devotees,

      With the blessings of Hari, Vayu, Gurugalu and His Holiness 1008 Sri Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji, We would like to inform you that, SVK Temple will be celebrating Sri Ganesha Chaturthi festival on Thursday, September 09, 2021.

      The Pooja schedule / details are as follows.

       Sri MahaGanapathi Homa             08:00 am
       Maha Ganapathi Abhisheka          10:30 am
       Moodappa Seva                              11:30 am
       Maha Mangalarati                          12:30 pm
       Sri Ganesha Special Pooja             07:15 pm
       Maha Mangalarathi                        08:00 pm

       We are requesting all devotees to attend this function and get blessings of Lord Sri Ganesha.

       The sponsorship of various pooja’s are as follows:

       Sarva Seva                                         $ 251.00
       Pushpa Alankara Seva (Flowers)     $ 108.00
       Abhisheka                                          $ 75.00
       Sri Maha Ganapathi Homa              $ 75.00
       Moodappa Seva                                $ 51.00
       Maha Ganapathi Archana                $ 25.00

       Seva Sign up Form  - CLICK HERE

       Seva Donation         - CLICK HERE

      This event will be telecast on GOTOMEETING, please follow the link - CLICK HERE

    Devotees are requested to participate in this function also offering your Seva and get the blessings of Sri Ganesha and Lord Sri Venkateshwara.

     Sri Krishna Smaranam,

      Kiran Rao (Priest)
      SVK Temple
      615 S Beck Ave
      Tempe, AZ 85281
      (480) 274 3039 (Cell) 


Sri Raghavendra Mantra Koti Japa Yajna 2020





With the blessings of Hari, Vayu, Gurugalu Prerane of Sri Ragahvendra Thirtharu we are undertaking the initiative of reciting Raghavendra Naama One Crore times (10,000,000 times) and offering it at the feet of Sri Raghavendra Guruvantargata, Bharatiramana Mukhya Praanantargata, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Devaru  This initiative has the full blessings of Sri Sri Sugunendra Thirtha Swamiji of Udupi Puttige Mutt under the able guidance of Sri. Prasanna Acharyaru.

An initiative of this magnitude cannot be completed without the active participation of all devotees. We hereby request you all to chant the following Rayara Naama:

   - Men: Om Sri Raghavendraaya Namah Om

    - Ladies: Sri Raghavendraaya Namah

and update your count in the Google form we have set up for this purpose at the following link:


In this unique initiative being driven for the first time from USA, no amount is small. We request each and every devotee to chant the above Naama to the best of their abilities and update the number of times they have chanted. It is our goal to get this completed by (need to add a date). We look forward to your active participation in this effort and get the blessings of Hari, Vaayu and Gurugalu.

Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavantu. 

Sri Krishna Smaranam

Kiran Rao (Priest)

Face Masks are Mandatory in the Temple

Namaste Devotees

We have opened up the temple on a limited basis but are cognizant of the fact that Arizona is a hot spot for COVID-19. Hence we need to continue to take precautions and will continue the current arrangement for a little while more. We had mandated that all visitors to the temple should wear face face masks and most visitors abide by these rules. Unfortunately some don't.

The City of Tempe has mandated the use of masks in public. Given that the temple is open to public, visitors to the temple are required to wear masks. We request you to wear a mask. If not, you might be asked to leave, please do not make it difficult for the temple staff.  This simple activity will go a long way in containing the virus and getting the temple back to normal.  Again, please visit the temple only if you feel comfortable in doing so. Thank you.

Current Temple Hours:

Sunday & Monday     - 5 PM to 6 PM

Tuesday to Saturday - 5 PM to 7 PM

Saturday - 11 AM to 12 Noon - Senior citizens only

To Sponsor:

Archana - Click Here

Rudrabhisheka (Monday) - Click Here

Venkateshwara Abhisheka (Saturday) -  Click Here

* Please Click Here to fill out Sankalpa details. 

Humble Request

Please Help Your Temple

We hope you all are staying safe and following the CDC guidelines in these challenging times. As you are aware, in interest of the safety of our devotees, we made a decision to close the Temple to the public due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19).

The unintended consequence of this decision is that our revenues have taken a massive hit. Over 85% of our revenue comes from services in the temple or Poojas at home and this source has dried up. Similarly, donations from devotees visiting the temple has also stopped. We are now in a tremendous cash crunch and need to meet our mortgage expenses, utility bills etc. We need your generous donation like never before. Please also forward this to your friends who may not be on our mailing list as we need every bit of help we can get.  Every dollar counts.  And your donations are tax deductible.

You can make your donations online : CLICK HERE

or please send checks payable to "SRCF", Address - 615 S Beck Ave, Tempe AZ - 85281

Please help us. 

Sri Krishna Smaranam,

Kiran Rao (Priest)

SVK Temple

Online Pooja Sponsorship

Archana - Click Here

Rudrabhisheka (Monday) - Click Here

Venkateshwara Abhisheka (Saturday) -  Click Here

* Please Click Here to fill out Sankalpa details. 

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