Akhanda Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Archana

Dear Devotees,


We pray that all you are staying safe and healthy and we pray for everyone's well being  and the safety of community and the world.

Many of you have expressed your feelings on not being able to come to the temple on a regular basis, especially for community events.  As you know your temple welcomes every one with open arms and we miss your participation also.  In order to make the best of the situation we are going to try out a new approach to the community participation.

We will conduct “Akhanda Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Archana" on Sunday March 29, 2020.  Sri Vishnu Sahasranama will be recited continuously the whole day from 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM without stop.  This is our prayer for the community safety and welfare and that the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) is extinguished quickly.

Archanas, which can be sponsored, will be conducted after each recitation. The whole event will be telecast on Zoom and we encourage devotees to follow along in there own home and recite Sri Vishnu Sahasranama. You can join when you can and stay on for as long as you can.

There will be no charge for sponsoring the Archanas performed as part of the Akhanda Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Archana Pooja.  That said, the SVK Temple is  having a tremendous cash crunch and financial difficulties and hence we request a donation of any amount you think fit.  Sponsorship is not contingent on making a donation.

The sponsorship requests should be received before 07:30 PM.

To join the Pooja online through Video, Please Click Here

Please Click Here to fill out the Sankalpa details.

Devotees who wish to donate, please follow the link - Donate


Sri Krishna Smaranam,

Kiran Rao (Priest)

SVK Temple


We hope you all are staying safe and following the CDC guidelines in these challenging times.  As you are aware, in interest of the safety of our devotees, we made a decision to close the Temple to the public due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19).

The unintended consequence of this decision is that our revenues have taken a massive hit. Over 85% of our revenue comes from services in the temple or Poojas at home and this source has dried up. Similarly, donations from devotees visiting the temple has also stopped. We are now in a tremendous cash crunch and need to meet our mortgage expenses, utility bills etc. We need your generous donation like never before. Please also forward this to your friends who may not be on our mailing list as we need every bit of help we can get.  Every dollar counts.  And your donations are tax deductible.

You can make your donations online : CLICK HERE

or please send checks payable to "SRCF", Address - 615 S Beck Ave, Tempe AZ - 85281

Please help us. 

Sri Krishna Smaranam,

Kiran Rao (Priest)

SVK Temple

Closure of Temple for 2 weeks and Sponsoring Pujas on-line

The latest CDC guidelines are "Cancel gatherings of more than 10 people for organizations that serve higher-risk population". Many of our temple staff and devotees are in the high risk category. As a matter of abundant caution and in the best interest of our congregation, we have decided to close public access to the temple for a period of two weeks (or as advised by the CDC), starting 03/17/2020. We will evaluate the situation constantly and make changes (either reopen earlier or postpone re-opening), based on the situation.

To make it convenient to and mitigate the situation, the devotees can sponsor pujas online following the links below, we will perform it for you in your absence.  

To Sponsor:

Archana - Click Here

Rudrabisheka (Monday) - Click Here

Venkateshwara Abisheka (Saturday) -  Click Here

* Please Click Here to fill out Sankalpa details. 

Please note the new operational process. 

    1. Public Access to the Temple is closed for now, unless you have a scheduled personal puja (see #3)
    2. Our priests will continue the regular temple pujas and abhiskekas as normal. 
    3. Personal pujas and samaskaras (like Shrardha, masika etc.) will be conducted in the temple only and by appointment.  Please call for timings and do not bring people with higher risk.
    4. Our priests will not perform any outside pujas or functions till further notice.  All scheduled outside events will stand cancelled for now. 

We will send out our plan for Ugadi shortly.  

Temple is running short of some cleaning supplies, (paper, soap , cleaning wipes) and vegetables. Please donate if you can.

Sri Krishna Smaranam

Kiran Rao (Priest)

SVK Temple 


Dear Devotees,

Namaste.  It was with great enthusiasm that we had planned for the Sri Shatha Chandika Yaaga  between March 24 - 28, 2020. However, the interests and well being of our devotees is paramount to us.  As all of you are aware, the COVID-19 (corona virus) is rapidly spreading and some of our congregation may be especially vulnerable.  Based on the current health situation, travel restrictions and CDC guidelines, City and County suggestions, we have decided that the prudent thing to do is to postpone the Sri Shatha Chandika Yaaga to a later date.

Please note that this is just a postponement, not a cancellation.  All current sponsorships will be reapplied when then event takes place and would not need to sponsor again. That said, we have some costs that have to be re-incurred, however we are confident our devotes will help us through that. 

On behalf of the SVK temple and Swamiji I would like to personally thank all volunteers and sponsors, who have put in so much time and energy.  We will need your continued support when we decide on a new date for the event. Please rest assured we will conduct it as soon as feasible. Please feel free to contact the temple, our volunteers or myself if you have any questions.

Sri Krishna Smaranam...

Kiran Rao (Priest)

SVK Temple
615 S Beck Ave, Tempe, AZ - 85281
+1(480) 274 3039 (Cell)