Welcome to Sri Somesvara!

WEATHER ALERT (Jan. 9, 2019): Snow and ice expected this weekend. Please visit another time.

The Temple will be closed on Sunday, January 20th beginning at 2:00pm due to the lunar eclipse.
The Temple will reopen on Monday, January 21st at 10:00am.

Our main priest, Pandit Prasad, is on leave until February 20, 2019.
There is a helper performing Pujas daily until then.

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.


Pandit Prasad

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