Frequently Asked Questions

Special Important Announcement

Thank you to everyone who visits Sri Somesvara. Your donations are what keep the temple, parks, and buildings open and operating. As everyone who visits Mount Soma knows, it is much more than only a temple. It is a place where families can come and enjoy the mountains, vistas, parks and facilities. Maintenance of all that requires a great deal of expense. Keeping the grass cut in spring and summer, the roads plowed in winter, utilities operating, the facilities clean indoors and out, trash collection etc. all require a great deal of time, effort, and money.

In the past, an essential portion of funds was from the donations of those who dined in the Student Union building (adults $12, children $6). However, with the occurrence of Covid 19 more and more people are bringing their own food. We are happy to support that. However we must ask that a donation be put in a Hindi box or with credit card for each individual bringing their own food to enjoy indoors or outside at Mount Soma. Those donations are needed for the temple and facilities to continue to be available for you to enjoy.

Thanks again for your kind support!

– Sri Somesvara Temple

Daily Schedule

  • Doors open from 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • Doors closed from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Doors open from 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Rudrabhishekam is at 10 am. Monday – Friday, and 11 am on Saturday & Sunday.
Evening Aarathi is at 6:00 pm.

For a schedule of daily, monthly, and annual Pujas/Havans, please visit the Calendar.

Puja Sponsoring

To sponsor Rudrabhishekam for 1 day, 1 month, or 1 year, please click here.

Almost all Sri Somesvara ceremonies can be sponsored. Find out more.

Directions

Please do not use GPS when visiting Sri Somesvara Temple as it often gets people lost for 2 hours. Click here for good directions.

Weather

Go to the Sri Somesvara Home Page. If there is snow, ice, or conditions that affect the roads, you will see a weather warning in red letters at the top of the page. For detailed weather information, click here.

How Do I Volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering, please check out the Seva Program or email us at info@srisomesvara.org.

Phone

For additional information or questions, please call us at 828-531-9945 and leave a message. All messages are checked at least 3 times daily and calls are usually returned 10-11 am, 2-3 pm, and 6:45-7:30 pm.

We at Sri Somesvara Temple look forward to seeing you soon!