Friday, December 8, 2006

Shiva Vishnu Temple

Visited the Shiva Vishnu temple situated in Livermore(Alameda County) the easternmost city in the San Francisco Bay. It is one hours drive fromm Daly City or around 50 miles.The temple construction was completed over 9 yrs. and its Kumbabhishekam(consecration) was celebrated in 1986. This was followed by a Mahakumbhabhishekam in 1998. The main deities are Shiva & Vishnu. Other deities include Ganesha & Parvati,Subramania & Kanakadurga, Lakshmi,Rama,Krishna,Hanuman & the Navagrahas. The temple is fully airconditioned. The temple is maintained in sparkling condition through continuous scrubbimg & cleaning & facilities include a Kalyana Mantapam, a well equipped modern kitchen,dining area, library & rest rooms. It also provides a spacious parking area for cars.There is also a large central area for devotees to sit & meditate & a separate area for conducting homams.The priests employed are well educated & well versed in religious rituals having rich experience in various temples in India.The temple celebrates all festivals be it North, South,East or West and accordingly priests are drawn from all regions.
Being a Saturday we found a large gathering of Indian devotees mostly employed in the US.The temple offers free lunch to all devotees- we had dal chawal,pulihora,sakkarai pongal,curd rice & vermicelli kheer.

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