Over the past 40 years, the Sri Rajarajeswari Peetam (Sri Vidya Temple) has evolved into an important center for the worship of the Divine Mother Rajarajeswari, attracting thousands of visitors each year from around the world.

As many of you may know, temple founder Sri Chaitanyananda (Haran Aiya) has been speaking about the need for a more permanent sacred home for Devi for a number of years. 

With the grace of our Guru and Guru lineage, we are actively pursuing the next phase in the Temple’s development, the “Rajagopuram Project,” which entails the construction of a unique new temple in granite for Sri Vidya Lokamata Rajarajeswari Devi complete with traditional Rajagopuram. To learn more, download our new granite temple brochure.

Temple Renovation, Reconstruction, Kumbhabhishekam, etc. are all considered extremely noble deeds. We all should do whatever we can towards these and earn Punya Karma. Whatever we offer, it may be a brick, but as long as that brick is there in that temple, we will spend that much time (thousands of years) in Kailash or Vaikuntham.” – Mahaperiyava Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya Chandrasekharendra Saraswati


Be a part of this divine activity and receive the blessings of Rajarajeswari Devi !

Make a PledgeRegister your pledge in support of a temple structure and pay it per your convenience over the next 36 months. Pledge levels go from $5K – $100K.
Monthly GivingSign up for monthly contributions towards temple construction. Popular amounts are $51 and $108 per month, but you can set your own.
Sponsor Sq FtSponsor one or more Divine Square Feet ($101 each) or Divine Bricks ($21 each).
Donate One-timeMake a one-time contribution to this once-in-a-lifetime project.
Contact UsYou can also mail a check payable to “SVTS”, or visit the temple bookstore in person. Have a question ?

SVTS is a registered non-profit society in the USA and your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Project Updates

Jul 2020: Sri Muthiah Sthapathi had shared detailed drawings of the Ganapati Sannidhi, including the Moola Vigraham (Shakti Ganapati), the side elevation, and the design of pillars.

Jun 2020: Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and all-India lockdown, carving of the Ganapati sannidhi continues in Devakottai, Tamil Nadu, at a slower pace than planned.

May 2020: Discussions with our Houston-based architect and local structural engineers on the foundation design and construction of the Ganapati temple are continuing with the help of video conferencing. Town of Rush planning meetings have been postponed due to Covid-19.

Jan 2020: Contract signed with Padmasri M. Muthaih Sthapathi to commence carving of the Ganapati sannidhi and new Srividya Ganapati vigraham. Groundbreaking for Phase I planned for this year, with completion tentatively planned by end of 2020.

In addition to the Pledge options, new Divine Square Foot and Brick Sponsorships introduced. See our annual update email for details.

Aug 2019:  We are now accepting pledges towards the main temple structures. Those who have filled out the Registration of Interest form earlier are requested to fill out the new pledge form to make a pledge on behalf of yourself, your family or your group.

Apr 2019: Preliminary plans for the temple property, the granite temple, and Phase I of temple construction – a standalone Ganapati temple than then be extended into the full temple – are now available. Phase I is expected to cost USD 1.5 – 2M and your support in the form of pledges, one time or monthly contributions is greatly appreciated.

Oct 2018:   A preliminary list of various temple structures and designated sponsorship opportunities is now available. If you’re interested in sponsoring a specific part of the new Temple, please review the list and fill out the Registration of Interest form. Once full cost information is available, we will contact you with those details.

31 Dec 2017:  2017 Rajagopuram Project update


A Temple to Last One Thousand Years

The new Temple will be 220 ft by 120 ft and will be supported by 28 granite pillars, with each pillar sculpted as an exquisite piece of art. The Temple will be built according to the Kashyapa Shilpa Shastra. The Agama Shastras describe how to build a traditional Temple, outlining specific dimensions and architectural details, as well as the benefits.

By following these Agamas, we can build a beautiful, powerful and durable Temple that will stand the test of time. Even more divine energy will be attracted into the Temple, maximizing the power of the auspicious blessings that radiate to all. The rishis of ancient India have bestowed this sacred science of Temple construction on humanity, for the sake of world peace and universal spiritual upliftment.

The Greatest Punya Karma of Building a Temple for the Divine

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“Temple Renovation, Reconstruction, Kumbhabhishekam, etc. are all considered extremely noble deeds. We all should do whatever we can towards these and earn Punya Karma. Whatever we offer, it may be a brick, but as long as that brick is there in that temple, we will spend that much time (thousands of years) in Kailash or Vaikuntham.”

– Mahaperiyava Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya Chandrasekharendra Saraswati

Building such a divine Temple for Sri Rajarajeswari will be a great service to humanity for generations to come, and anyone who selflessly supports such a project will be blessed by Devi for countless lifetimes.

The Agni Purana proclaims that there is no greater punya than that which comes to us from building a holy Temple for the Supreme Divinity. Even a thought of constructing a Temple is adequate to demolish sins of longstanding nature and grant us the right to reach the Supreme Mother.

We Appreciate Your Support!

For such an undertaking, we will need everyone’s dedication, ideas, love and support. With the loving blessings and compassionate grace of our Divine Mother Sri Rajarajeswari, we need to actively participate and contribute to make this vision a reality.

No donation is too large or too small, and every contribution helps. In order to complete Sri Rajarajeswari’s sacred home as soon as possible, we humbly request you to contribute as generously as you can. If you’d like to support this noble endeavor by making a donation, it’s easy to do so.

Make a PledgeRegister your pledge in support of a temple structure and pay it per your convenience over the next 36 months. Pledge levels go from $5K – $100K.
Monthly GivingSign up for monthly contributions towards temple construction. Popular amounts are $51 and $108 per month, but you can set your own.
Sponsor Sq FtSponsor one or more Divine Square Feet ($101 each) or Divine Bricks ($21 each).
Donate One-timeMake a one-time contribution to this once-in-a-lifetime project.
Contact UsYou can also mail a check payable to “SVTS”, or visit the temple bookstore in person. Have a question ?

SVTS is a registered non-profit society in the USA and your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Divine Blessings for a Divine Project

Aiya has often said that the Temple has flowed directly from the lotus feet of his Guruji, Sri Amritananda. As we move into this next phase of the Temple’s growth, we are grateful for the abundant blessings and support of Guruji, who personally blessed the project last year.

In 2015, Sri Mathioli Saraswathy once again graced our Temple with Her divine presence and gave Her specific blessings for this new initiative. With much loving guidance, She expressed Her full support and encouragement for our fundraising efforts. 

We invite you all to avail of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the noble endeavor of building Sri Rajarajeswari’s permanent sacred home. If you would like more information, please contact Sri Natarajan (President), or email granitetemple@srividya.org.

Sri Matre Namah!