Sri Sharadamba Temple, SVBF North 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
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 to-be locates in Houston…, TX and San Diego, CA.
SVBF North – Brief History
Previously called SVBF Midwest, now renamed SVBF North was established in Michigan in 2006. The center has been functioning since 2012 located on a 8.5 acres in the midst of Farmington Hills in an old building up until recently. The new temple construction started in the summer of 2018 and the Pratisthapana and Kumbhabhisekam were performed in July 2019. With 17000 sq.ft of built up area the facility covers the Temple hall with all shrines and a spacious community hall with kitchen. There is parking space provisioned for 190+ 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 on-site living quarters of 10000 sq.ft of Apartment space behind the temple. A exclusive Shradh Bhavan facility is available to serve the community where a family can perform Pitru Karyas ( Ancestoral ceremonies)
Following the Ahimsa traditions, a Goshala (Cow sanctuary) has been established in Stroudsburg, PA that supply Milk and Milk products exclusively to our temple for Abhishekam and other religious use. Hence it is the Temple policy not to accept commercial store purchased milk from the devotees. We encourage devotees to donate Flowers and Fruits.