Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center
(A Registered Non-Profit Organization - CA Tax ID: 61-1449457)
Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple
32, Rancho Drive, San Jose, CA - 95111
Phone: (408)226-3600
Om Sri Mathre Namaha


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Temple Timings
10:00AM to 12:00PM
6:00PM to 8:00PM (Mon-Thu)
5:00PM to 8:00PM (Fri)
Weekends & Holidays:
10:00AM to 9:00PM
Temple might be open for longer duration during special events.

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Guru Mantra
Chant this mantra repeatedly to get positive energy.
Devaanaam Cha Risheenaam Cha Gurum Kaanchana Sannibhaam
Buddhi Bhootam Trilokesham Tam Namammi Brihaspatim



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Sl. No ITEM Quantity
1 Turmeric powder 1 Pkt


1 Pkt
3 Sandalwood powder/tablets/paste 1 Pkt


1 Pkt


1 Pkt
6 betel leaves and nuts 25 each
7 Flowers 2 Bouquets
8 Banana 12
9 5 Variety of fruits 4 each


11 Rice 4 Pounds
12 Kalasa Vasthram 9 x 5 dhoti or 4 yards cloth, red or green 1
13 Milk 1/4 Gal.
14 Yogurt 1 Cup
15 Sugar 1 Pkt


1/4 Lb.

Dates (kajur)

1 Pkt
18 Coins (Quarters) 20

Prasadam - Rava kesari (Kesari bath)

20 Cashews 1 Pkt
21 Raisins 1 Pkt
22 Elaichi 1 Pkt
23 Cloves 1 Pkt
24 Almonds 1 Pkt
25 Saffron 1 Pkt

Pachha kalpooram (green camphor or edible camphor)

1 Pkt

Sathynarayana Swami Photo


Lamps (Dheepam)

29 Oil  
30 Match box 1 Pkt
31 Cotton wick (small packet) 1 Pkt

Khalsa (kalasamor kumbha) silver, copper or brass

33 Paper towels 1 Roll
34 Paper plates 5

Kattori (stainless steel cups or silver cups or paper cups)

36 Plates or trays 4
37 Steel tumbler 5
Navadhayanas (9 grains)
  English Kannada Telugu Tamil  
1. Wheat or Suji Godi Godumulu Godumai 1 Pkt
2 Rice Akki Beeyamu Arisi 1 Pkt
3 Thoor Dhal Thogari Bele Kandi Pappu Thuvaram Paruppu 1 Pkt
4 Moong Dhal Hesaru Bele Peraru Pappu Pasi Paruppu 1 Pkt
5 Chana Dhal Kaddale Senagalu Kondai Kadala 1 Pkt
6 Rajma Aura Bele Chikudu Pappu Mochha Kottai 1 Pkt
7 Seasame Yellu Nuvulu Yellu 1 Pkt
8 Urud Dhal Udin Bele Nalla  Minu-Mulu Pappu Ulutham Paruppu 1 Pkt
9 Horse Gram Hurli Ullavalu Kollu 1 Pkt
Navagraha Vasthras
1 Red color 2
2 White color 2
3 Green color 1
4 Yellow color 1
5 Light blue color 1
6 Black color 1
7 Flower printed with mixed color 1

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Parking Information
Due to limited parking at the Temple premises, please make use of available LEGAL parking spaces outside the Temple, in the neighborhood. Please be aware that your vehicle MAY BE TOWED if you park in the parking lots of any neighboring businesses. Click here for the temple neighbourhood map.

Preeti Bhoj
Volunteers needed for preparing Maha Prasad on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and on all special occasions.