Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Inc, USA Timings:
Weekday: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and & 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Weekend & Special Holidays: 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Inc Mahaprasadam Timings:
Weekdays: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Weekend & Holidays: 12.00 Noon to 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM
(Please call 570-629-7881(Option 0) during weekdays only.)
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Inc, USA Regular Events:
8:30 AM Guruvandanam, Ganapathi Pooja/Homa
9:00 AM Chandramouleswar Abhishekam, Nitya Pooja
10:00 AM Abhishekam of the Day
11:30 AM Maha Mangala Aarti, temple closure for morning
4:30 PM Opening of temple for the evening
6:00 PM Lalitha Sahasaranama Parayana
6:30 PM Archana and Aarti
7:30 PM SHARADAMBA Pooja
8:00 PM Mahadeepardhana
8:30 PM Closure
SPECIAL POOJA AT 6:30 PM
Every month SHUKLA PAKSHA SHASHTHI: Sri Subrahmanya Pooja
Every month SHUKLA PAKSHA NAVAMI: Sri Rama Parivar Pooja
Every TRAYODASHI: Pradosha Kala Shiva Pooja
Every POORNIMA: Satyanarayana Pooja (per Temple Calendar)
Every month KRISHNA PAKSHA CHATURTHI: Sankata Hara Ganapathi Pooja
Every month KRISHNA PAKSHA ASHTAMI: Sri Krishna Pooja & Gita Parayana
Annual Events of Sringeri Sadhana Center:
Ratha Saptami – Magha Shukla Saptami
Maha Shiva Ratri – Magha Krishna Chaturdasi
Vardhanti of Sri Bharati Teertha Mahaswamigal – Chaitra Shukla Shashti
Sankara Jayanti – Vaisakha Shukla Panchami
Annual Maha Rudram – Weekend following Memorial Day
Vyasa Poornima – Ashada Poornima
Rig Veda Upakarma – Sravana Masa – Sravana Nakshatra
Yajur Veda Upakarma – Sravana Masa – Poornima
Sama Veda Upakarma – Bhadrapada Sukla Paksha – Hasta Nakshatra
Annual Gayatri Yajna – Labor Day Weekend
Chandi Homa – 1st Sunday during Navaratri
Deepavali – Deepa Pooja by Ladies – Deepavali Weekend
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Inc, USA Temple Etiquette:
The Sringeri Sadhana Center follows the traditional and authentic practice of Vedic culture and principles (Sanatana Dharma) to preserve the peace and holiness of the Temple which are essential for an environment conducive to worship and prayer. Therefore, SVBF requests your cooperation in observing the following guidelines when visiting the Temple. Remember that this is your Temple and our intention is to make sure everyone has a peaceful experience during your visit.
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Inc Main Temple Hall:
Turn off your cell phone or beeper or put them in vibrate mode before entering Temple Hall principal
Please, keep silence during pooja.
Please perform all general conversations outside the main Temple Hall.
Make or receive phone calls outside Main Temple Hall.
Please, prevent your children from running or making noise in Main Temple Hall.
We suggest that children participate in prayer or other silent activities in the main hall of the temple.
If you must go during pooja, do it quietly without causing discomfort to other devotees.
Please do not touch or lean on divinities. Please do not walk on the altar.
Please, do not stand in front of the pooja when the others are sitting behind you.
Please, do not sit down stretching your legs toward the Deities.
Please receive prasadam and other offers in an orderly manner following the pooja.
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Inc, USA Cleanliness:
Please help us keep the Temple area clean.
Put the meditation chairs back into the designated area after using them in the main room of the temple.
Please do not change the diapers of children in the main Hall of the Temple.
Please, do not leave rubbish around the Temple.
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Inc Food and Drinks:
Food and drinks are not allowed in the main hall of the temple.
Please feed the children outside the main Temple room.
Alcohol, tobacco and non-vegetarian foods are not allowed on the Temple property.
Please, do not eat prasadam in the main Temple.
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Inc, USA Teachings:
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Inc, USA Address:
327, Cays Road,
Stroudsburg, PA 18360 – USA
Temple at Stroudsbourg :: (800) 45 HINDU/(570) 629 7881
SVBF Office, NJ :: (732) 238 1119
Raji / Yegnasubramanian :: (908) 281 0607
Padma / S.S. Iyer :: (732) 238 1119
Sujatha / Gopal Rau :: (609) 890 2182
Praneetha / Rajeswar Vojjala :: (732) 940-0415
Bhuvana / Venkat Iyer :: (732) 634 3130
Sharada / Sridhar Chityala :: (516) 317-1055
Geetha / Shivagiri :: (732) 329 9121
Sudha / V. Shivakumar :: (732) 432 9168
Rajeswari / S.Chandrasekar :: (848) 219 4451
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Inc, USA Accommodation:
Limited food and accommodation facilities are available at the temple for devotees coming from long distances for a function at the temple.
Please call and notify the temple at (570) 629 7881 or office at (732) 238 1119 in advance for availability and contributions.
During Annual Events, temple accommodation is used by out-of-state volunteers. Therefore, devotees are requested to arrange accommodation in nearby hotels. A list of hotels close to the temple is given below :
Ramada Ltd (Exit 299 or old exit 45) – (800) 441 2193
Days Inn (exit 299 or old exit 45) – (570) 424 1771
Super 8 at exit 308, close to Delaware Water Gap, 304 Green Tree Drive,E.Strousdburg – (570) 424 7411
Shannon Inn – (570) 424 1951
Best Western – (570) 421 2200
Water Gap Inn (exit 310, close to Delaware Water Gap) – (570) 476 0010