Our Mission

To promote principles and practice values of Lord Dattatreya and his lineage; Shirdi Sai Baba and Bhagavan Sri Sri Sri Venkaiah Swamy of Golagamudi. To provide a platform for devotees to worship and serve them; receive their blessings to mitigate sufferings, for prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of desires.

About SSVM

Here I would like to share my experience briefly on how I met my guru Bhagawan Sri Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy

Dear Devotees,

One Thursday night in January 2000, I had a divine dream where I saw a poor old man begging for alms. He had only a piece of robe around his waist and was holding a long walking stick in one hand and a bowl in the other hand. He spoke with a mesmerizing tone and told me to visit him and that he would solve my problems. He further gave me a phone number in the dream and asked me to contact a spiritually evolved woman in India who was an ardent devotee of him and showed me the house where she lived. At that time, I had no idea who that old man was and the house he showed me in the dream.

I was a bit hesitant, but after a month, I wanted to visit her and confirm if my dream was actually true. I reached India and called the phone number that was given to me in my dream. To my surprise, a lady picked up the phone and provided the directions to her house in Tenali, Guntur District. When I reached the location, I was surprised to see how the surroundings of the house were similar to what I have seen in my dream. With much excitement, I met the woman, Sri Samrajya Laxmi who is an ardent devotee of Sri Sai baba and Sri Venkaiah Swamy. She is a highly evolved spiritual soul who can communicate with the Sadhgurus in her meditation. She explained to me all about the dream. She told me the old man in my dream was none other than Venkaiah Swamy himself and how she and I were connected from the past six lifetimes. She also explained to me that it was none other than Sri Shirdi Sai Baba who introduced her to Sri Venkaiah Swamy and her experiences with Swamy.

This was how Baba directed me to the Lotus feet of my Guru, Bhagawan Sri Venkaiah Swamy. Bhagawan Sri Venkaiah Swamy is an avatar of Lord Dattatreya and his temple (Samadhi Mandir) is located in Golagamudi, Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh State.

In the year 2000, Bhagawan Sri Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy, instructed me to build a temple by collecting biksha (donations) from devotees. Swamy also chose Parsippany, New Jersey as the auspicious place. However, it took many years to fulfill his orders due to unavoidable circumstances and most recently being COVID-19. However, with Swamy’s grace and inspiration, we have established Sri Sai Venkaiah Mandir for Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and Bhagawan Sri Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy at 1246 US 46, Parsippany, NJ 07054 in May 2021 against all odds.

Sri Sai Venkaiah Mandir (SSVM) is the first temple for Bhagawan Sri Venkaiah Swamy in USA and first Mandir of its kind for Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and Bhagawan Sri Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy (late 1882 -1982) who is considered an avatar of Dattatreya. It is a dream coming true for Sai devotees to have such a place where they can worship and experience the grace of two great Sadhgurus under one roof.

Sri Sai Venkaiah Mandir (SSVM) conducts all puja services, priest services per Vedic traditions identical to Shirdi and Golagamudi. SSVM organizes classes for children under 13 (Saraswathi Bala Vidyalaya), free yoga and meditation classes. SSVM is also planning to play an important role in Community services like Annadanam (serving food), coordinating food and blood drives. Now, for devotee’s convenience, we are proposing to build a permanent Mandir with full facilities including a Mandir hall that can hold 500 devotees, Prasadalaya, sufficient parking, rest areas for devotees.

Sri Sai Venkaiah Mandir is seeking donations to help raise funds for this noble cause. Please feel free to visit our website, www.Saivenkaiah.org and our facebook page for more details. Donations can be made in person or online through personal checks payable to Sri Sai Venkaiah INC or SSVM, all major credit cards and PayPal. Receipts will be issued for every donation and no amount is considered small.

Please visit Sri Sai Venkaiah Mandir and experience the grace of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and Bhagawan Sri Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy.

At his holy feet,

R. Samrajya Laxmi, Tenali

Murali Krishna Chivukula, New Jersey

Sri Sai Venkaiah Mandir

Sai Venkaiah A NJ non-profit Corporation

Our Presiding Deities

Our Presiding deities are Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and Bhagavan Sri Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy, incarnations of Lord Dattatreya, the two saints of the past century. Incarnations of Lord Dattatreya, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and Bhagavan Sri Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy, the two saints of the past century practiced multi religious philosophies and advocated oneness of God. Sri Shirdi Sai Baba pledged to the suffering of humanity, success, happiness and prosperity through his eleven solemn promises while Bhagavan Sri Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy declared 18 sayings to his devotees.

The pledges of Sri Sai Baba and Sri Venkaiah Swamy for alleviation of the human suffering and fulfillment of their wishes are well established. Our Mandir envisions that devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba learn about Bhagavan Sri Venkaiah Swamy, the successor of Sri Sai Baba himself in Sadguru sampradayam and his philosophy.

Other presiding deities include Ganapati and Kamakshi Amma.

Sarve Janaah Sukhino Bhavanthu, Sai Ram!

       Om Sai Sri Sai Jaya Jaya Sai            Om Narayana Adi Narayana