Shri Venkata Krishna Temple - Los Angelees
His Holiness 1008 Sri Sri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji of Udupi Sri Puthige Matha established Sri Krishna Brundavanam in July 2004, in a small location in the West Hills area. In May 2007, the worshipping place was moved to a bigger, owned location in Woodland Hills.
In June 2015 Krishna Brundavanam found its new permanent location at 2770 Borchard Road, Thousand Oaks, CA. During the opening ceremony on 06/28/2015, His Holiness announced the organization’s new name as “Sri Venkata Krishna Temple”.
The permanent location is on a sprawling 15 acres land in Southern California with a built up area of around 17000 square feet. The temple premises include a pooja hall, prasaada hall, and living quarters for the priests. It also has a multi-purpose community hall with occupancy of about 280 people.
The presiding deity in the Temple is Udupi Sri Gopala Krishna. While Sri MahaLakshmi is worshipped as she grants us all our wishes and leads us to jnana-marga, for successful completion of any task, it is imperative to get the Grace of Sri Maha Ganapathi. In line with the concept of “Hari sarvottamatva – Vayu jeevottamathva”, the Temple worships Mukhyapraana, a deity in the form of Sri Hanuman. In this kali yuga, millions of devotees continue to get the blessings of the kalpataru Sri Raghavendra Swamy whose mruthika brindavana is kept and worshiped here. Daily puja is offered thrice to the above deities in the Udupi sampradaya with recital of Veda mantras followed by annadhana (twice a day).
The Temple will benefit numerous communities, and their future generations by spreading the message of Lord Sri Krishna and strengthening the customs and traditions of our great culture in this part of the world.
The Temple is affiliated to Sujnana Religious and Charitable Foundation (SRCF). All your donations to this charity are tax-deductible in the US.