Sri Gurubhyo Namaha
Welcome to Sri Siva Vishnu Temple(SSVT) located in Lanham, Maryland, providing a place for Hindus to worship through religious, cultural and educational activities. All interested in Hinduism are welcome to visit the temple. All activities performed at the temple are to the benefit of its congregation and to promote world peace, harmony, spiritual and personal wellbeing of the community at large, grounded in the tenets underlying Hindu faith called the “Sanatana Dharma.” SSVT houses seventeen Sannidhis (shrines) with beautiful deities. This website provides you with the following:
(Salutation to Preceptor)
Please look under the Upcoming Events section for currently scheduled events, and under the Newsletter section for our monthly Newsletter that contains the details of the events.We request you all to visit our beautiful temple here in our Nation's Capital, and to receive the blessings of all deities consecrated in our shrines.
From May 25 - May 31, 2015 Sri Siva Vishnu Temple(SSVT) will celebrate its Jeernodharana Kumbhabhishekam in accordance with the sastras. Presiding over the religious ceremonies are SSVT’s two Pradhan Acharyas, Sri Shanmukha Sivacharyar from Chennai and Sri Koti Ramaswaroopa Raghavacharyulu from Badrachalam. Our learned temple priests, accompanied by visiting priests from India and around the US, will conduct the ceremonies in accordance with Shaiva, Vaishnava, Tantric and Madhwa Agamas. Our Sthapati Madhu Selvanathan , whose shilpis have been hard at work through snow and ice, will also grace the occasion.
- information about the deities, the religious significance of and prayers to each deity, and
- information about the various religious activities conducted at the temple and personal religious services performed both at the temple and at devotee homes.
The weekend preceding the Jeernodharana Kumbhabhishekam is full of special activities.
On Saturday, May 23rd there is a special puja by women of all ages, Manjal Neeratu.
On Sunday, May 24th we have an afternoon discourse in English tailored for youth audience by Shri Dushyant Sridhar from Chennai. Then in the evening, a grand kick-off concert for all ages by Shri Yesudas, followed by dinner.
The ceremonies starts on Monday, May 25th with Poorvanga Pujas and Maha Sankalpam. Details of the various pujas by day will be published in the program. Sunday, May 31 is the culmination with the Vimana Rajagopura Mahakumbhabhishekam and the Moolalaya Maha Kumbhabhishekam
SSVT wishes to express its eternal gratitude to the Asthana Acharyas of the temple, Sri Sri Savya Sachi Swamigal and Sri Sri T. S. Sambamurthy Sivachariar, and to our Chief Architect, Dr V. Ganapati Sthapati. These departed souls have left us with cherished memories and their manifold blessings.
JK 2015 Update
Shilpis from India are working on the restoration- the Rajagopuram and Balaji gopuram repairs are complete after the essence of Divinities epitomized in these two majestic spires were temporarily encased in iconic drawings through “Kala Akarshanam”. It is now represented in the Balaalayam specially established for this purpose in the Vasantha Mandapam. As the divine energy transfer is taking place the sanctum (sannidhis) closings started in the first week of March. Despite all the weather issues, work is almost complete outside on the Anantha Padmanabha vimana and on the Ayyappa gopuram.
The remaining work covers all Vimanas including Kalasas and the entire interior of the temple including sannidhis. The “Jeerna + Uddharanam –Revitalization and Restoration” project will culminate with a grand Kumbhabhishekam festival consisting of religious ceremonies, cultural events, educational sessions and social service programs. JK2015 is a $1 million endeavor and needs all our support. Please see details of the donor program and have your family recognized as a next generation founder.
Donate $1001 or more per family towards revitalizing and restoring Our Temple! Take a peek through the Vasantha Mandapam skylight at the Shilpis working and also consider volunteering for the activities connected with JK 2015 by leaving your name with the front desk.
Donor Categories for Specific JK2015 projects:
$10,001: Rajagopuram restoration
$5,001: Venkateswara vimana AND Venkateswara gopuram
$2,501: Swarna sthupi kalasa for the deity of your choice
$1,001: "This is our temple" - Family committment: Sponsor the work for one of the three (3) vimanas (Ananta Padmanabha, Kartikeya, Siva) OR the Ayyappa gopuram
Donor names are acknowledged on plaques outside the community hall along with their specific project or deity of choice. All Donors are automatically a Sponsor of the 5 days of JK2015 events. In addition, VIP tickets will be given for the Gundecha Brothers/Malladi Brothers marquee concert on April 18, 2015 plus Ad space in the Souvenir Brochure based on donor level. All Donors are eligible for SSVT Legator status ($50K over 5 years). Please fill out a sponsorship form online or leave it at the front desk.
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