About the Temple

The idea of establishing a Hindu temple began in 1976 among a small community of friends in Washington DC.

By 1980 the idea came live, and Sri Siva Vishnu Temple trust was formed and grew in number with many families joining hands.

The SSVT trust searched and acquired a plot of land with a small house in suburban Washington.

Initially, prayers were held in a small enclosure where the shrines were installed, it began attracting more people and the vision of establishing a grand temple came alive.

With the divine blessings of the Shankaracharya temple architectural plan, a sculpture plan was erected with Dr. Ganapati Sthapati.

About 1400 people witnessed the consecration and installation of the temple deity in 1990.

In 1991, the temple’s first Kumbabhishekam was held by adding shrines of Lord Venkateshwara and Ayyappa Swamy.

The Mahakumbhabhishekam in the majestic Rajagopuram and Vasantha Mandapam was held in the year 2002

In the year 2003 of July, a new gopuram was built for the deities Lord Balaji and Ayyappa Swamy.

The Temple has a traditional south Indian style white gopuram style of architecture.

Deities in the temple

The temple houses numerous deities mainly Lord Shiva (also known as Mrithyunjaya, the conqueror of death).

Sri Ananthapadmanabha (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu) the protector of the Universe.

Alongside are deity Sri Subramanya, Lord Krishna, Siva koshta devatas, Chandikeshwara, Hanumanji, Rama, Nandi, Navagraha, Ayyappa, Praakara Ganapati, and Navagraha.

Sudarshana and Goddesses like Saraswati, Lakshmi, Andal, Maa Parwati, and Durga.

Temple Timings

Days Time
Weekdays 9.00 am to 1.00 pm & 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Weekends 9.00 am to 9.00 pm (open full day)


Weekly Pooja details:

Ritual Time
Suprabhatam Pooja 9.00 am
Abhishekam 9.30 am 
Evening Aarti 6.30 pm


Festivals Celebrated

In the temple, Deepavali, Andal Kalyana, Ayyappan Makara Sankranthi, Guruvayoor Ekadashi, Panguni Uttiram, Sarpabali, Rama Navami, Vaikunta Ekadashi are celebrated.

Thaayi pooshyam (a festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu in the month of January – February) on the day of star Poosam around pournami.

Thrimurthi Pooja (a sacred combined pooja for Siva and Vishnu) in the temples that have Siva and Vishnu under the same roof perform this festival.

Vishu is one of the famous festivals celebrated here. It is regarded as the first day in the first Malayalam month of Medam(April-May)

Special Pooja performed in the temple are listed below

  1. Abhishekam (for Ananta Padmanabha, Subramanya deity)
  2. Annaprasana
  3. Ashtottara
  4. Trishati Archana
  5. Ayyappa Pooja
  6. Bhagavata seva
  7. Mundan seva
  8. Guruthy Puja
  9. Ganapati, Aayusha, Mrithyunjaya, Pancha Sukta, Rudra Homam, Chandika Homam and so on

Other activities in the temple

  • Dharma Vidyalaya: Under this program educational classes for adults and children are conducted.
  1. Balavidyalayam
  2. Spoken Sanskrutham
  3. SAT exam preparation
  4. Yoga
  5. Upanishad
  6. Ramayana, Mahabharata, and other teaching related to Hindu Culture generally on weekends (Sat & Sun)
  • Cultural Programs: the temple hosts several cultural programs like concerts and dance performances by the community and featured artists.

Facilities in the temple

  • An auditorium for conducting concerts, dance performances, and other special events.
  • A large dining hall to meet the devotee’s needs.
  • 2 homa kundams- 1 larger one for temple homes and a smaller one for devotees who perform personal homams and seva to deities.

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