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Parashakthi (Eternal Mother) Temple, Pontiac, MI

551 W. Kennett, Pontiac, Michigan 48340
Phone: 248-322-4731 e-mail: om@parashakthitemple.org
Temple History

The Parashakthi Temple, also known as the Eternal Mother Temple was built in 1999 and the inaugural pooja took place in October 1999. The temple has several deities and the murthy pratishtas have been conducted for these deities through the years since the temple’s inception. Since then, thousands of devotees have flocked to see Mother to shower Her with their love and devotion. Several devotees have experienced many miracles at the temple and throng every week to participate in the Abhishekams and other special functions that are conducted throughout the year.

Every significant event in their lives, such as the purchase of a new home or a wedding or the birth of a child, the purchase of a new car, etc.,are celebrated by obtaining the blessings of Divine Mother Parashakthi.
Mission Statement:
Our mission is to share Divine Mother's grace with humanity so that they can explore and experience the Divine.
Primary Deity - Parashakthi Karumari Amman - Divine Eternal Mother (Heart of Divine Love)

Our Divine Mother Parashakthi is "Divine Pure Eternal Consciousness" who created and manifested as our universe. She manifested as Shiva Shakthi and formed a ParaBindu, which separated into Shiva and Shakthi. All the Gods and Goddesses are her manifestations of various vibratory divine entities. At our Temple she is present as Parashakthi Karumariamman who is closest to the earthly creations and is able to grant us divine vibrations. In this form, we, as separate "Atma" (individual soul) can communicate with "Paramatma" (supersoul) through Her which will ultimately lead to our union with Her by Her Grace.

Other Deities (Parivaara Devatas):
In addition to Parashakthi, prayers are also offered to the following devatas:

Ashta Lakshmi (and Durga Mahalakshmi)
Ganesha / Ganapathy / Vinayaka / Vigneswara
Guruvayurappan / Lord Krishna
Kodungalur Bhagavathi
Chotanikarai Bhagavathi
Kaala Bhairava


Subrahmanya / Muruga / Skanda / Karthikeya /Shanmuga
Vaarahi, Raja Mathangi and Bhuvaneshwari
Venkateswara / Balaji
Kubera Lingam
Lakshmi Narasimhan

Radha Krishna

The temple has a navagraha mandapa where prayers are offered to the navagrahas.


Regular religious rituals for the deities, such as Pujas, Abhishekhams, and homams, etc., are performed by four well-qualified priests. The priests are also available for performing off-site religious services. Please contact the temple to sechdule pooja at 248-322-4731.

The Temple is located on 16 acres of pristine land in a wooded area at the corner of Kennett Road and Sarasota Ave. in Pontiac. A small stream runs through the south end of the temple. There are Deer and other animals that inhabit the woods surrounding it. The temple has undergone a major remodeling which has resulted in additional space being added. Apart from over 6000 sq ft. of worship area, new space for offices, coat room, multipurpose hall for dining and holding religious events and talks plus a kitchen have been constructed. Together the built up area is about 10,000 sq ft.

Historical Facts:
Ancient scrolls
Swami A.N.K. of Mylapore read the ancient scrolls pertaining to Dr. Krishna Kumar and predicted Divine Mother Parashakthi has chosen Dr. Krishna Kumar to build the Temple in a place where She already is manifest. Since then, Dr. Krishna Kumar has been performing kundalini meditation.

Divine vision
The Divine vision of the Shakthi appears in deep kundalini meditation to Dr. Krishna Kumar, CALLING him to build the temple in USA where all Her children can reach Her, so that she could radiate Her celestial blessings for our peace, happiness and paramount success. Miraculously, sixteen acres of pristine, virgin, lush land was found in the middle of Pontiac, MI (a suburb of Detroit), which was purchased by Dr. Krishna Kumar. Mr. A. N. K. Swamy described this particular land, through the Nadi reading, over twenty years ago and it is topographically very similar to the Meenakshi Temple’s land in Madurai. There is a stream of water on the south side of the Parashakthi Temple. This land being chosen by Divine Mother herself is a spiritual home where a devotee can transcend the mundane.

Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari Dr. V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaram accepted Dr. Krishna Kumar as his disciple and initiated him in an ancient mystical path with which our temple is divinely energized.
1998 OCT 7
1999 JULY 28
1999 OCT 19
Murthi Prathishta - Installation of The Deities were performed by Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari Dr. V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaran.

On Vijayadasmi - Lord Ganesha, Devi Sri Adi Parashakthi Karumariamman, Lord Subramanya with Valli and Devayani and Sri Natraja with Sivakamasundari Murthi Prathishta were performed by Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari Dr. V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaran. Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari Dr. V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaran did consecration according to vaidika yantra prathishta. Pujya Shri Guru is known to be an authority in making powerful energized divine manifested yantras.
1999 DEC 5-6
Poornaabhishekam (completion of ceremonies on 48th day of Installation of holy deities.) Congregation presents Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari Dr. V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaram the title of “VAIDIKA PRATISHTHA PUJA DHARMA PALANA VACHASPATI”.
1999 DEC 31
Congregation celebrates the new millennium arrival with great jubilance in the presence of Infinite Divine Mother.
2000 JAN 5-11
Shilpis completed the granite mandapam for Lord Ganesha and Parashakthi.
2000 JAN 21
First Thai Poosam ceremonies after the installation of the deities. Thai Poosam is celebrated on Full Moon (Poosam) in Tamil month of Thai (Jan 14 – Feb 14) at all the Murugan Temples.
2000 APRIL 1
First informational dinner presented to the community by the Parashakthi Temple Board. Chief Guest was Oakland county executive Brook Patterson. Senator Spencer Abraham (who is currently secretary of energy) attended the function and spoke to the audience. Prof T. K. Venkateswaran and Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari Dr. V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaran thanked Dr. Krishna Kumar for his monumental efforts and presented Dr. Krishna Kumar with the title of Paschima Parashakthi Pitha-Samsthapana Raja Rishi. Dr. Krishna Kumar shared with the audience the Divine Mother’s calling to him to build a temple. The other speakers included Justice Taylor and Justice Young.
2000 JULY 11
Completion of the granite mandapam for Lord Subramanya.
2000 OCT 7
Samvatsara Abhishekam - one year installation of the deities. Prayer ceremonies
(On Vijayadasmi) performed by Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari Dr V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaram.
2000 OCT 11
The first Nataraja and ShivaKama Sundari puja performed by Pujya Shri Guru Sarvajanopakari. Dr. V. V. Swarna Venkatesa Deekshitar of Chidambaran, was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.
2000 NOV 18
Devotees of the Temple arranged a cultural evening of music and dance to bring to the awareness of public the Parashakthi Temple, Mrs. Padmini Ramachandran was the chief guest.
2001 JAN 1
Om Shakthi - The Temple’s first newsletter is released.
2001 FEB 21
The first Shivratari Puja.
2001 JUNE 3
The first VAIKASI VISAKAM celebrations for LORD MURUGA.
2001 Oct 17-26
Vijayadasami Day: 2nd Temple Anniversary.
2002 April 30
Lord Hanuman Installation.
2002 AUG 30
Janmashtami day: Lord Jagannatha Installation.
2002 SEP 20
Installation of Sri Sathyanarayana Swamy.
2002 OCT 15
Vijayadasami Day: 3rd Temple Anniversary.
DEC Road to Temple is completed.
JAN 15 Pongal & Thai Poosum celebrations.
JAN 24 Thai Velli.
FEB 8 Maasi Makham.
2003 May 30-June 1
- Navagraha Prathishta and Shiva Linga Prathishta
- Kumbabhishekam
- The mandapam for Mother Parashakthi was enlarged and gopurams added.
2003 AUG 1-3
Nuthana Kaala Bhairva Prathishta.
2003 OCT 3
Vijayadasami Day: 4th Temple Anniversary
2004 JAN 31
Varahi Ambika Homam – First.
2004 APR 2-4
Lord Ayyappa Installation (Harihara)
2004 APR 13
Tamil New Year & Vishnu Celebration
2004 APR 24
Sankara Jayanthi Celebration
2004 APR 25
Ramanuja Jayanthi Celebration
2004 APR 30-May 3
Lord Krishna as Guruvayurappan Installation
2004 AUG 25,26,27
Durga Mahalakshmi and Ashtalakshmi Vigraha
Yanthra Pratheeshta Celebration on Varalakshmi Virtham Day
2004 OCT 22
Vijayadasami Day: 5th Temple Anniversary
2004 NOV 12-21
Skanda Shashti and Karthikeya-Valli-Devayani Utchava Moorthy Installation along with Bhogar Siddhar Vigraham Installation
2004 DEC 11
First public Varahi Homam
2004 DEC 21
Lord Venkateshwara Portrait Installation on Vaikunta Ekadasi Day
2004 DEC 26
Arudhra Dharshanam – Annual event
First Maha Sudharshana Homam
2005 JAN 15
Makara Sankranthi
2005 JAN 16
Devi Sri Karumariamman – Utchava Moorthy Installation
2005 FEB 13
Varahi Ambika Prathishta
2005 FEB 18
Devi Raja Maatangi Prathishta
2005 MAR 25
Lord Ayyapa – One year celebration
2005 APR 1
Varahi Ambika Mandala Pooja
2005 APR 6
Devi Raja Mathangi Mandala Pooja
2005 MAY 1
Lord Guruvayurappan Prathistha – One year celebration
2005 MAY 22
Vaikasi Visakam – 5th year celebration
2005 MAY 25
Sani Pairchi – First Saturn Transit Function
2005 AUG 5-8
Aadi Pooram Celebrations – Celebrated at Temple for the first time
2005 SEPT 2
Naloor Kandaswamy Temple Day – First Celebration
2005 SEPT 3
108 Phalarasa Kalasha Abhishekham for Lord Shiva with 108 Couples – First time celebrated at the Temple
2005 OCT 12
Vijayadasami Day: 6th Temple Anniversary
2005 NOV 13
Devi Bhuvaneshwari Prathishta
2005 DEC 30
- Mandala Pooja Devi Bhuvaneshwari
- Lord Hanuman Jayanthi
- Varahi Ambika Homam
2006 Feb 4
 Intial Bhoomi Pooja
2006 MAR 25
Temple Expansion begun with Vaastu Homam, followed by Maha Sudharshana Homam and Maha Mruthyunjaya Homam
2006 Mar 26
Pradosha Abhishekam for Lord Siva and Abhishekam for Nandikeshwara (Nandi)
2006 Mar 27
Special Abhishekam for Emerald Lingam (Maragatha Lingam)
Emerald Lingam (maragatha Lingam) has been given to Dr Krishna Kumar by a yogi, in a mystical way at Benares India by grace of Divine Mother. Divine Mother wanted devotees of Parashakthi temple to receive this divine vibration. The Emerald Lingam (maragatha Lingam) was first displayed at Parashakthi Temple on Shivaratri day. Devotees received benefit from darshan and touching this energized Emerald Lingam (maragatha Lingam).
2006 May 12
First Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti celebration
Poornami Day
2006 AUG 28
Sri Naga Devatha Installation
2006 OCT 2
Vijayadasami Day: 7th Temple Anniversary
2006 NOV 12
Anniversary Celebrations of Devi Bhuvaneshwari Installation
2007 APR 15
Yantra Dharshnam – Kuberashiva Lingam
2007 APR 19
Kubera Linga Sthapanam
2007 APR 20
Kubera Shiva Lingam Prana Prathista
2007 OCT 21
Vijayadasami Day: 8th Temple Anniversary
2007 OCT 28
Lakshmi Narasimha Installation
2008 APR 20
Kuberashivalingam Installation - Samvastara
2008 MAY 04
Vasukhi Nagadevatha Installation
2008 MAY 18
Laxmi Narasimha Jayanti
2008 JUN 22
Lord Venkateswara Installation
2009 MAR 21
First Saligrama Pooja Celebration for everyone
2009 JUN 07
Guruvayurappan and Chottanikkara Bhagawathy & Kodungalloor Bhagawathy

Deities at the Parashakthi Temple
including principal deities that have been installed
Year installed
• Devi Karumari Amman – Parashakthi (main)
• Lord Ganesha
• Lord Nataraja (dancing Shiva) with Devi Sivakamasundari
• Lord Muruga, Devi Valli, Devi Devayani

• Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra, Lord Subhadra, Lord Sudarshan
• Lord Hanumanji
• Sri Sathyanarayana Swamy

• Kala Bhairva
• Navagraha
• Shivalingam

• Lord Ayyappa
• Lord Guruvayur Appan
• Devi Durga Mahalakshmi and Ashtalakshmi
• Lord Venkateshwara Potrait
• Lord Muruga, Devi Valli, Devi Devayani and Bhogar Siddar Vigraham

• Devi Vaarahi, Devi Maatangi and Devi Bhuvaneshwari

• Sri Nagadevatha
• Kubera Shiva Lingam

• Laxmi Narasimha
• 2nd Nagadevatha
• Lord Venkateshwara
• Guruvayurappan and Chottanikkara Bhagawathy & Kodungalloor Bhagawathy







Shakthi Worship

"To those who adore thee, O' Mother, Thou grantest all boons, Thou art the origin of the Vedas and of all the Worlds, Be pleased to shine in my heart and accept my adoration. Thou art effulgence,Thou art the light of the Devas and Thou art in everything and beyond everything. Bathe me in Thy light and purify me"

History of Shakthi Worship and Parashakthi temple

At our temple parashakthi has manifested as karumariamman.

Karumari is the name of the Supreme divine eternal conciousness

Amman means mother

Goddesses, the Divine as “eternal mother” has been worshipped in all cultures, the world over, since earliest of times. The Divine as the great Mother, the Eternal, Universal Mother is known to us from the ancient written records of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome and India. Karumari Amman: Devi Parashakthi has manifested herself in the form of Karumari Amman in a village named Thiruverkadu on the outskirts of Chennai, India and at the Parashakthi temple in Pontiac Michigan , USA.

This ancient temple in Chennai was built by Sage Agastiar during Vedictimes and has been rebuilt many times since then. Here Agastiar visualized Divine Mother as supreme divine consciousness, which manifested in the material universe as mother-creator of everything in the material and the spiritual universe. Various gods are Her manifestations as realized by created beings
 Devi Karumari Amman Shloka
Manikka Pachchai Navaratinathi
Maragadathi Ani Kanaganirathi
Panchaksharathi Aksharathi Veni Kamba Thozhuguvai
Thannaku Thoni Kadaksham Arulvai
Tiripura Jyothi Meenakshi Umaye
Devi Karumari Amman Gayatri:
Om Gnana Gamyaya Vidhmahe
Narayana Sahothrayai Dheemahi
Tanno Sri Krishnamaari Prachothayat
All the Gods and Goddesses are her manifestations of various vibratory divine entities. At our Temple she is present as Parashakthi Karumariamman who is closest to the earthly creations and is able to grant us divine vibrations. In this form, we, as separate "Atma" (individual soul) can communicate with "Paramatma" (supersoul) through Her which will ultimately lead to our union with Her by Her Grace

Regular Pooja Ceremonies

Special Days (Monthly)
All Days
9:30 AM: Kubera Shiva Lingam Abhishekam
(9:00 AM on Saturdays)

7:00 PM: Soma Sundara Linga (Shiva)

10:30 AM: Valli Devasena Sametha
Subramanya (Muruga/ Karthikeya)
4:00 PM: Rahu Kala Pooja
6:30 PM: Parashakthi Abhishekam

7:00 PM: Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting
6:30 PM: Sri Radha Krishna Ashta Shakthi with Gomatha Abhishekam

7:00 PM: Hanuman Chalisa Chanting
7:30 PM: Guruvayurappan Abhishekam

10:30 AM: Lord Ganesha Abhishekam
11:00 AM: Swarna Lakshmi Homam
6:30 PM: Parashakthi Abhishekam
Lalitha Sahasranama Archana

9:00 AM: Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatam
9:30 AM: Navagraha Abhishekam
10:30 AM: Sri Venkateswara Abhishekam
6:00 PM: Sri Lakshmi Narasimha
Abhishekam (Thirumanjanam)
Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting

10:30 AM: Lord Ayyappa Abhishekam
11:30 AM: Lord Jagannath Pooja
6:30 PM: Parashakthi Abhishekam

Devotees can sponsor Lord Ayyappa Maha Abhishekam on any Sunday.

Please be on time if sponsoring an Abhishekam or Pooja. The event will begin as scheduled.
Sankatahara Chathurthi
9:00 AM: Ganapathi Homam (Based on
Hora/ Sunrise)
7:00 PM: Ganesha Abhishekam
(After Abhishekam, Lord Ganesha will be adorned with a Gold Kavacham, which will stay on until Sukla Chathurthi: 14-15 days.)

Sukla Chathurthi
9:00 AM: Ganapathi Homam
7:00 PM: Ganesha Abhishekam

7:00 PM: Lord Shiva Abhishekam

Full Moon (Poornima)
7:00 PM: Satyanarayana Pooja

Krithika Nakshatram Day
10:30 AM: Subramanya Abhishekam (If

New Moon (Amavasya)
Vaarahi Homam (Based on Hora/ Sunrise)

Krishna Paksha Ashtami
Swarna Aakarshna Kalabhairava Homam (Based on Hora/ Sunrise)

Thiruvonam Nakshatram Day
Maha Sudarshana Homam (Based on Hora/ Sunrise)

Swati Nakshatram Day
Lakshmi Narasimha Homam (Based on Hora/ Sunrise)

Rohini Nakshatram Day
7:00 PM: Guruvayurappan Abhishekam

1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month
7:30 PM: Guruvayurappan Abhishekam

1st Friday of the Month
6:30 PM: Ashta Lakshmi Abhishekam

1st Saturday of the Month
10:30 AM: Sanischara Abhishekam
(After Abhishekam, Sanischara Bhagwan will be adorned with a Gold Kavacham & Ear-rings, which will stay on for a week.)

2nd Saturday of the Month
6:00 PM: Saligrama Abhishekam

3rd Saturday of the Month
7:00 PM: Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Sahasranama Archana (After Abhishekam)
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Saree Sale

Regular Pooja Timings
Morning: 9:00 am-12 Noon
Evening: 5:00 pm-8:45 pm
Tue only:
Special Rahu Kala Pooja at 4 pm
Sat, Sun:
9:00 am-8:45 pm

Upcoming Events
June 26, 2013
Sankata Hara Chaturthi, Shakthi Ganapathy Abhishekam, Vishnu Sahasranama Chanting
June 30, 2013
Krishna Paksha Ashtami - Swarna Aakarshana Kaala Bhairava Hom
Shri. Siddhintha Gurukkal, Sri Krishnaswamy Bhatta, Priest Narayanaswamy Kumar, A.M. Manivannan (Vamana Deekshitar), Keerthi Vasan Iyer,

A golden opportunity for devotees to serve
our Divine Mother and receive Blissful Life

Dear Devotees,
As we all know, more number of devotees are being benefited through our Parashakthi temple and it is growing in a fast pace. At the same time, the temple board members are willing to share the golden opportunity for the devotees to serve our Divine Mother through various ways. The seva provides a unique opportunity to serve fellow devotees and participate devoutly in service aimed at the essence of fellowship. According to the scriptures, Divine grace can be obtained not only by worshiping the Divine Mother in the sanctum but also by serving Her devotees. Thus, at our Parashakthi Temple, the added benefit of receiving Divine Mother's blessings and grace is through selfless service to the Divine.
For questions & more information please contact om@parashakthitemple.org
Upcoming Events
Sunday 30-Jun-2013
Saree Sale: Noon - 2 PM, Saturday, June 29=======

Sunday 21-Jul-2013

Lord Kubera & Goddess Mahalakshmi Mantra
for Prosperity
There is a deep connection between Lord
Venkateswara, Lord Kubera and Goddess
Mahalakshmi. It is said that all offerings
made to Lord Venkateswara at Tirupathi are
passed on to Lord Kubera, who is the k
eeper of wealth for Goddess Mahalakshmi.
Receive the Benevolent Grace of The Divi
ne Mother, through her Lord Kubera and
Goddess Mahalakshmi aspects.
The Divine Mother wishes to protect her
devotees during this period of cata
strophic economic turmoil, and grant
them financial and spiritua
l benefits. To this effect, she has communicated a
spiritual & energized Mantra to he
r devotees; through Dr. G. Krishna
Kumar, the Temple Founder, Pr
esident and Spiritual Director.
Dr. Kumar shared this "
Kubera & Goddess Ma
halakshmi Mantra
", along with
its Significance & Benefits, with devotees during the Deepavali Function this year on
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2009. Dr.
Kumar has been giving life to this Mantra through
Prayogam. Please recite the Mantra in the
following order to gain the most benefits.
Goddess Mahalakshmi Gayatri
Om MahaDevyaicha Vidhmahe
Vishnu Patnyaicha Dheemahi
Thanno Lakshmi Prachotayaath
This Mantra is to be chanted by those
who were not present at the Temple on
October 26, 2009 during the Mantra distribution
Om Hreem Shreem Lakshmeem HreemSaha Swaha
Lord Kubera Mantra
Om Hreem Yakshaya Kuberaya V
aishravanaya Dhana Akarshanaya
Sarvaloka Vasigaraya Dhana Dhan
ya Adhipataya Dhana Dhanya
Samrudhime Dehi Tapaya Swaha
Goddess Mahalakshmi Mantra
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmir Agach Agacha Mama Mandir
Tishtha Tishtha Swaha

May You Have a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy, and
Prosperous Year Ahead!

Contact Us
PARASHAKTHI (The Eternal Mother) Temple
551 W. Kennett, Pontiac,
Michigan 48340
Phone: 248-322-4731

e-mail: om@parashakthitemple.org

Temple Direction
The Eternal Mother Parashakthi Temple is located in the city of Pontiac (a suburb of Detroit).  The Detroit Metropolitan airport is located approximately 50 minutes from the temple. The temple is located close to the following highways – Interstate 75, Telegraph Road and M59 Highway.

Nearby hotels are in the cities of Auburn Hills, Waterford and Southfield. For information on Indian restaurants and grocery stores please visit the Yellow page directory on www.miindia.com
Driving Directions:

Google Maps
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The Temple complex is located at the corner of Kennett and Sarasota. Entrance to the Temple is from Sarasota about half a block south of Kennett. The Gopuram (Temple Tower) can be seen on the top of the Building.

Map (Directions):

From Detroit ( I-75 North):
Take I-75 North, exit at M-59, turn right into Woodward North, turn right into Oakland Ave, turn right into Sarasota, Temple is to your left at corner of Sarasota and Kennett.

Om Tat Sat

(My humble  salutations to the great devotees ,  wikisources  and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection )


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