Welcome to Sri Somesvara!

Monday, August 21, Somavathi Amavasya
Temple Closed from 9 am – 6 pm due to solar eclipse.
Special Abhishekam for Lord Shiva at 8 am and 6 pm that day. Decoration in evening.

Visitor Information

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Sri Somesvara Temple is a Vedic Shiva temple at the center of Mount Soma, a community commonly referred to as “Mount Kailash of the West.” Visitors travel great distances to experience Sri Somesvara’s powerful Linga, profound silence, and timeless vibrations. If you want to feel the presence of Lord Shiva, come to Mount Soma! Learn more about the Temple.

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Visitor InformationPandit Prasad is dedicated to maintaining the purity of Vedic knowledge and tradition.

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“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.”
Michael Mamas