Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation Inc (SVBF) is established as an international extension of the ancient Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, Karnataka, India and is incorporated as non-profit religious and charitable organization in USA with 4 centers –the 1st is located in Stroudsburg, PA and others located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and to be located in San Diego, CA.
Sri Sharadamba Temple, SVBF South center in USA is dedicated to the centuries old Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada Peetham established by Saint Adi Shankara and is committed to its following and traditions under the guidance of Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji and Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati swamiji. The temple is one of the 4 centers being established in USA
SVBF South – Brief History
Previously called SVBF Southern Chapter, now renamed to SVBF South .
SVBF South operating since 2008. The New temple construction started in the summer of 2016 and the Pratisthapana and Kumbhabishekam were performed in July 2022.
With 21,000 sq ft of temple hall with all shrines and a spacious community hall with kitchen. There is parking space provisioned for 200+ vehicles.
All the shrines are sculpted according to the Shilpa Sastras by highly dedicated shilpis from India who have done very intricate work inside and outside. The main sanctum have three Shrines with Sri Sharadamba in Panchaloka, the presiding deity at the cente along with Adi Shankara and Chandramouleeswara with Nandikeswara and with a Parayana Mandapam. Other shrines are – Mahaganapathy, Dakshinamurthy, Subramanya Valli Devasena, Durga, Chandikeswara, Bhavani, Anjaneya, Navagraha, Krishna & Rama parivar. shrine for Shiva Panchayatana is very unique, representing oneness in all the various deities with Lord Shiva surrounded by Aditya (Surya), Sakthi (Devi), Vishnu (Narayana) and Ganapathy.
All Temple priests are well qualified from the Sringeri Traditions and well trained in performing various religious activities.
Priests are provided with six fully furnished individual two bedroom houses.
A exclusive Shradh Bhavan facility will be available shortly to serve the community where a family can perform PitruKaaryas ( Ancestoral ceremonies).