The Temple is open every day ALL day from 9:30am to 7:30pm.
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Welcome to Sri Somesvara

Sri Somesvara is a Vedic Shiva temple nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where beauty and silence abound. Our Pandit Prasad is deeply devoted to maintaining the purity of Vedic tradition and making every ceremony a personal experience. Come and enjoy the beauty, power, and depth of Sri Somesvara!

Sri Somesvara, a Vedic temple:

  • A temple for you and your family for generations to come
  • The purity of the deities, pandit, and temple is strictly maintained
  • The purity of Vedic Knowledge is upheld in its highest form
  • All ceremonies radiate subtle vibrations that touch the soul
  • Authentic, constructed with 50 tons of hand-carved granite from India
  • Pandit Prasad is a teacher with a post-doctorate in Vedic Studies
  • All aspects of Sri Somesvara and Mount Soma support human evolution

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Pujas & Havans

Pujas and Havans

Pandit Prasad

Pandit PrasadLearn about Pandit Prasad, the honorable Vedic pandit of Sri Somesvara.

News & Announcements

Diwali Festival



Thank you to Gowri Goli for making this beautiful video of
Mount Soma & Sri Somesvara Temple during Mahashivarathri.
Maharshi Maheshananda

“At Sri Somesvara and Mount Soma, we bring out Vedic knowledge in its purity
so that ancient spiritual wisdom can be integrated with modern life.”
– Maharshi Maheshananda