Place Category: Hindu Temples
Sunnyvale Hindu Temple and Community Center
The Temple was established in 1992. Building was purchased on December 23rd in 1992. First Puja was performed on Feb 10th 1993.The most popular Hindu religious center in Bay Area, California and a very active community Center. The facility includes a Temple that can accommodate 980+ devotees and a community center auditorium with nearly 1000 members capacity. Smaller venues of 130+ and 20+ people accommodation for religious activities are located within the temple premises.
Annual festivals of Holi, Diwali and Navaratri are celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm at the temple and festivals of different regions of India are also celebrated, eg: Ugadi, Jagannath Rath yatra, Durga Puja, Murugan Puja, etc. The Auditorium has hosted numerous functions and festival of all Indian groups based in Bay Area.
Ever since getting a home, the Hindu Temple and Community Center of South Bay became the center of all Indian cultural, Hindu religious activities of South Bay. Activities included several cultural events organized by cultural groups, religious functions like Ganesh Utsav, Holi, Diwali, discourses by eminent gurus, Bhajans and Jagratas by very popular artists. Yoga training, religious classes for young children became regular activities at the Temple and Community Center. During this period, the facility acquired the popular name “Sunnyvale Hindu Temple”
During early part of 2012 the temple Board of Trustee’s took yet another bold step of rebuilding the Temple. Support from devotees and public for this monumental task was overwhelming. Ground breaking ceremony was performed on March 23rd, 2012. A team from the Temple core members went to India to select Vigrahas for the new temple. In all 32 new vigrahas, representing almost all regions of India and most different Hindu traditions, were ordered. The temple team also worked diligently in procuring all required permits for temple construction. Total cost of construction was estimated at 3 MUSD and the temple was able to raise 1.6MUSD from its cash reserves and generous donations. The rest 1.4 MUSD is a loan from Wells Fargo bank. The construction was completed in a records time of just under a year, by March 31st 2013. “Maha Kumbhahishekam” and inauguration of the temple was done in a grand ceremony celebrated between May 8th – May 12th.
Monday to Sunday
07:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Monday – Friday 12:00 PM
Saturday – 11:30 AM
Sunday – 1:30 PM
Monday – Sunday 08:30 PM