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Welcome to Saumyakasi

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya is the first free standing Siva temple of its kind in Houston . The new 4,000-square feet house of worship was inaugurated on December 18, 2007 and is an integral part of the Chinmaya Prabha facility in Sugar Land, Texas.

Swami Chinmayananda, while inaugurating Chinmaya Prabha in Houston in the early 1980s, had envisioned the idea of a Siva temple on the premises. His grand vision came to life when the temple construction was initiated on the Mahasivaratri day of February 26, 2006. Over a thousand people participated in the brick laying ceremony on that day.

The temple will benefit the community for many generations to come. It will help foster the mission to continue to teach and reinforce spiritual and cultural values, to spread the knowledge of Vedanta and Hindu scriptures, and to conduct spiritual and cultural programs that interest all members of the community. Devotees are able to perform ceremonies for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. Children are taught how to do Puja and devotees are able to learn the significance of Puja and the Vedantic viewpoint behind different rituals.

Inclement Weather Closure

Sivalaya will be closed all day on Tuesday, Jan 16 and Wednesday Jan 17, 2018 due to extreme winter weather forecasts and hazardous driving conditions in the city.
Normal evening hours (5:30pm-8:00pm) will resume from Thursday Jan 18, 2018 depending on weather conditions.

Temporary Temple Timings from Jan 10-Jan 31, 2018

The Details are as under:
Monday to Friday – 

  • Morning: Closed
  • Evening: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday – 

  • Morning: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Evening: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Mahasivaratri – Tuesday, Feb 13th 2018

    Puja Calendar

    Please click on this link to download the 2018 calendar of events at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya.