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Memorial Day Weekend

We are expecting to host larger crowds this memorial day weekend. Please note that reservations are required for all visitors on Saturday the 27th, Sunday the 28th and Monday the 29th. If you are unable to get a reservation for the day you want, you must come another day. We expect that Saturday will be our busiest day. On Saturday...

Memorial Day Saturday

We expect that Saturday of Memorial Day weekend will be a busy day. We are asking all visitors to enter through our gate at 491 Summit Road as the main entrance will be closed. Parking will be in our school area and we will be shuttling all guests to the temple. Shuttles will run continuously from 11am until the last...

Hanuman Jayanti

Mount Madonna Center's Hanuman Jayanti celebration will take place on Monday, April 10, 2017. All are welcome to attend the day's festivities! No reservations are necessary. Please see the schedule of events below. Please join us for the auspicious occasion of Hanuman Jayanti and the 94th Birthday celebration of our beloved Guru,  Sri Baba Hari Dass.  April 10th, 2017 7 AM...

HWY 152 Has Reopened

After may weeks of being closed due to landslides, HWY 152 has reopened. Mount Madonna Rd. via Redwood Retreat Rd. is still closed and there is no expectation that it will reopen any time soon. Google, and other map services are still not aware of this so please double check that you are not attempting to use Redwood Retreat Rd. The best way...

At this time HWY 152, HWY 17, and Redwood Retreat Road are closed due to landslides from the rain. Please follow these directions to get to Mount Madonna Center: From US 101:Take exit 347 for CA-129 toward Watsonville, and turn right onto CA-129 WAfter about 9 miles, turn right onto Carlton Rd.After about 3 miles, there is a stop sign at...

New Year's Retreat

December 28, 2016 - January 1, 2017 Join us as we celebrate, reflect and renew! Through spiritual practice, chanting, meditation, dancing and singing we will reconnect to the joy within. Together we will explore how ancient yoga practices help reveal our true nature of happiness and contentment. Visit mountmadonna.org for more information

Winter Update from Hanuman-ji

Greetings from all of us at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple!  We have been blessed with healthy doses of beautiful rain this Fall. Our Mountain region has been transformed and is now lush with new growth and overflowing ponds and streams. Bear with us as we struggle to keep enough dry areas to sit and blankets to keep you warm while...

Vijay Dasami

Please Join us for our annual celebration to close Navaratri with the Destruction of Ravana. Evening Arati will begin at 5:00 PM. Afterward we will parade to the Bay View Parking lot (above the lake), where all will have an opportunity to shoot arrows at Ravana before we destroy him in the final battle. JAI SITA RAM !!!   JAI...

Please join us as we once again immerse ourselves in the timeless, devotional story of the Ramayana. This year we will celebrate Navaratri from Sunday Oct. 2nd to Tuesday, Oct. 11th.  As is our tradition, beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd we will hold daily morning Pujas to Sri Ram at the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple at 7:30 am immediately following morning Arati...

Reservations and Parking

Dear Friends of the Hanuman Temple, As we move into our busy summer season, we have seen how the number of visitors has grown to the point where parking availability has become a concern, especially in the late hours of the day.  Visitors that have come without a reservation will be directed to a remote parking lot, and will be...