Our Spiritual Center in Bay Area

Thulasi is a spiritual center and the home of our Founder, Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy in the San Francisco Bay Area. Devotees are welcome to visit the puja room, which is adorned by several deities chosen by our Guru. Thulasi is located at 3405 Cabrillo Avenue in Santa Clara and is open on the following days:

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (5 days only)
  • Mornings: 10 AM - 1 PM
  • Evenings: 5 PM - 8 PM

Contact Ramakrishnan and Syamala at (408) 498-1604 for specific details.

Thulasi events April 2018

Rangoli Prayers

Our Guru has recommended special rangoli prayers for health, career, and education. Each rangoli pattern has a certain significance.

The rangoli is offered with sandalwood and rose water paste on a brass plate as shown above. A donation of any amount is suggested. Once your prayer gets fulfilled, please return to offer the same rangoli.

Several success stories have been experienced from those who have offered prayers at Thulasi.

Sudarshana Homam

On the first Sunday of every month, Nandalala Mission organizes a Sudarshana Homam at Thulasi. For sponsorship details, please contact Syamala Ramakrishnan at (408) 498-1604.

All materials for the homam are provided by Nandalala Mission. Sponsors are requested to bring fruits (2 each of five varieties), pan leaves, coconut, and a prasad as an offering.

The homam will begin promptly at 7 AM and will conclude around 8:30 AM. Afterward, there will be a distribution of prasad.


In a group worship setting, many devotional songs are sung in the honor of various deities. The bhajan sessions are held every Sunday at 10:30 AM.  

Bring your voices and join us for an uplifting session!

Pada Puja

Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy's monthly birthday (on Uttarashada star) is celebrated with a pada puja. The puja begins at 7 PM with the chanting of Lalitha Sahasranamam followed by shlokas composed in honor of our Guru. Flowers, quality kumkum, and turmeric are suggested offerings.

Satsangs & Chanting

  • Rudram
    • Mondays & Monthly Shivarathri - 7 PM
    • Suggesteoffering isis anything white in color (e.g., salt pongal, coconut rice, coconut poha, yogurt rice, etc.)
  • Vishnu Sahasranamam
    • Thursday - 7 PM
    • Suggested offering is home made ghee, pure sandalwood powder, rose water, or butter
  • Lalitha Sahasranamam
    • Second Friday of the month - 7 pm
    • Suggested offering is flowers, quality kumkum, or home made ghee

*Please arrive 5 minutes before for seating*