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.

Kumbhabhisekam with Dwadasa Jyotirlinga Yatra

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya in Chinmaya Mission Houston Sugarland premises, cordially invites you, along with friends and family, to participate in the Kumbhabhisekam during Thanksgiving weekend. This ancient temple ritual is performed to reinvigorate the temple’s divine energies by performing various homas and concluding with Abhisekam to the Gopuram. In addition, you can experience the divinity of all 12 Jyotirlinga Temples right here in Sugar Land by visiting the beautiful and unique replicas being created for this momentous occasion.

We eagerly anticipate your participation in this auspicious ritual from Nov 24th to 26th. Limited Kalasas available for sponsorship. Click on the link to sponsor early to reserve yours and participate in this unique opportunity to do abhiseka to the temple Gopuram: Link

Puja Calendar
Please click on this link to download the 2023 calendar of events at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya.