Welcome to Sri Somesvara!

The Temple is closed to all visitors until further notice due to the Coronavirus crisis.
The Visitor Center is closed except for bathrooms & deliveries.
The Student Union is closed and no food is being served.
All scheduled Pujas & Havans are still being performed by Panditji.
All ceremonies can be sponsored online or by calling 828-531-9945.


Next Live Stream: Sankatahara Chaturthi (Ganesh Puja) – Friday, April 10, 2020 at 10:00am EDT


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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Winter at Mount Soma

“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