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San Francisco, CA - Individual Blessings10:00 am - 6:00 pm 450 Persian Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089Sunnyvale Hindu Temple & Community CenterEvent Organized By: (650) 793-0054 | Program:Individual Blessings / Saraswati Diksha


(Thursday) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Sunnyvale Hindu Temple & Community Center

450 Persian Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089


(650) 793-0054 |

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Individual Blessings / Saraswati Diksha

Free Public Program

~Donations Kindly Accepted~

~ Read our Guide to Individual Blessings ~  |  ~ Read our Guide to Saraswati Diksha ~

~ Register for Individual Blessings ~

Please note that due to the large number of people attending these programs, individuals arriving after 2:30 pm are not guaranteed an Individual Blessing with Amma.
As well, Saraswati Mantra Diksha is only for students ages 4-24.


Sunnyvale Hindu Temple
450 Persian Dr
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

The San Jose Airport is 21 miles closer than SFO

From:  SJC  (Norman Y. Minetta San Jose International Airport) (408) 501-7600
            1732 North lst Street, San Jose, CA  95112            7.17 miles; about 10 minutes                                                  Go SE on Airport Blvd (0.4 mi)

Slight L to CA-87/Skyport Drive-toward US101 (0.1 mi)

Merge onto Guadalupe Pkwy/CA 87N on Left ramp (0.7 mi)

Merge onto US 101 North at the Left toward San Francisco (4.9 mi)

Take the Fair Oaks Avenue exit (0.3 mi)

Turn R onto No. Fair Oaks Avenue (0.5 mi)

Turn L onto Fair Oaks Way (0.2 mi)

Fair Oaks Way becomes E. Persian Drive (0.2 mi)

420 Persian Drive is on the Left 

Arrive at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple Community Hall



To:  SJC  (Norman Y. Minetta San Jose International Airport)


Go East on E. Persian Drive toward Fair Oaks Way (0.2)

 E. Persian Drive becomes Fair Oaks Way (0.2 mi)

Turn R on North Fair Oaks Avenue (0.7 mi)

Merge onto US 101 South toward San Jose (5.4 mi)

Take the Brokaw Road exit toward First Street (0.2 mi)

Turn Right onto Airport Parkway  (0.5 mi)

Turn Right onto Airport Boulevard (0.4 mi)

Take Airport Blvd. Toward Terminal C/Short Term Parking A/ Arrivals A/ International Arrivals/Departures A

Turn Left to stay on Airport Blvd.

Take the Departures A exit (0.4 mi)

1732 North 1st Street #600




TAXIS are waiting outside the terminals.  The approximate cost is $30.

 To call for a pickup at your terminal: 


United Taxi ($5 start charge + $3 per mile)  $30



Yellow checker and Green Cab (plus more) are already at the airport – $30


SHUTTLES (Door to door)


Call one day in advance:


Berry Airport Shuttle & Limo  (Indian owned- discount)


For a group of 6 the price is $35

For from 1-3 people the price is $29


San Jose Express Shuttle – $29



From:  SFO (San Francisco International Airport) (650) 821-8211

            Highway 101, San Francisco, CA  94128

            28.01 miles; about 31 minutes                                               


Start out going East on T-1 Turnaround (0.0 mi)

Go Straight toward Domestic Hourly Parking (0.3 mi)

Merge onto U.S. 101 South toward San Jose (26.7 mi)

Merge onto CA 237 East toward Alviso/Milpitas  (1.6 mi)

Take the exit toward Fair Oaks Avenue (0.1 mi)

Take the Persian Drive West ramp toward Fair Oaks Avenue  (0.0 mi)

Turn Right onto East Persian Drive (0.0 mi)
Turn Right onto Fair Oaks Way (0.1 mi)

Fair Oaks Way becomes E. Persian Drive (0.2 mi)

420 Persian Drive is on the Left (0.0 mi)  

Arrive at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple Community Hall




To:  SFO  (San Francisco International Airport)


Start out going West on East Persian Drive toward Morse Avenue (0.7 mi)

Turn Right on Ross Drive (0.0 mi)

Turn Right on North Mathilda Avenue (0.1 mi)

Merge onto CA-237 West via the Left ramp toward U.S. 101 North/ San Francisco (0.3 mi)

Merge onto U.S. 101 North via Exit 3A toward San Francisco (25.0 mi)

Take the Exit toward San Francisco international Airport (0.4 mi)

Take the ramp toward Domestic Terminals (0.3 mi)

Take the ramp toward Departing Flights/ Ticketing/ Check-In  (0.5 mi)

Turn slight left onto T-1 Turnaround (0.0 mi)

Highway 101 (0.0 mi)




By Car:  From US 101 Going South: After exiting U.S. 101 at highway 237 (Alviso/Milpitas), and traveling a mile and a half on 237, take the second exit—Fair Oaks Avenue.  Stay right

(on Persian Drive West) and follow the road around to the right.  At first you will be following West Persian Drive, but that changes to East Persian Drive.  Keep going right. (You’ll be parallel to the highway), but going in the opposite direction.  The Temple (and the Community Hall) is on the left side of the road.  (You can park in the lot where several stores—including an Indian Grocery store, are located—just before the Temple driveway.)


When leaving the Temple: Start out going East (right) on East Persian Drive toward Fair Oaks

(stay right) and turn right onto Fair Oaks Avenue. Cross Tasman Drive and continue straight another few blocks, where you will see signs for U.S. 101, of both South (toward San Jose) and North (toward San Francisco)—regardless of what the sign says..  



Rideshare:  If someone is looking for any rideshare anytime, at your own risk you may post the message in the Yahoo group for Amma (



Train: From San Francisco, you can take the Cal Train to Mt. View ($12 for a day pass-round trip).  Leaving SF, the  a.m. trains are:6:11 am (arr. Fair Oaks, 7:07); Leaving SF 6:44 a.m. (arr. Fair Oaks, 7:38); and Leaving SF 6:59 a.m. (arr. Fair Oaks 7:44)  Then you would transfer to the Winchester Lightrail –15 min. trip to Fair Oaks ($2).  Get off at Fair Oaks, and it is a 10 min. walk to the Sunnyvale Hindu Temple’s Community Hall.  Last Lightrail train at night back to Mt. View lvs. at 10:16 p.m.(arr. Mt. View 10:33 p.m.)  Transfer to Cal Train to SF:  Lvs. 10:49 pm, arr SF 12″01 a.m. 


The phone number for Cal Train, VTA (bus) or Rail is 408-321-2300.

Signup sheets:  We will also have RideShare Signup Sheets at the venue. 

Mapquest: Sunnyvale Hindu Temple



Panchavati Vegetarian India Restaurant: 460 Persian Drive, Suite 2, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

     (408) 734-9335   11:00 am – 8:00 pm; (next door to Hindu Sunnyvale Temple)


Merit Vegan Restaurant: 548 Lawrence Expressway, Sunnyvale, CA 94085  408-245-8988;

     3.9 miles; 5 minutes driving     Click here for directions

Sunny Buffet  (Chinese Restaurant), 502 Ross Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 408-747-1888;

     408-747-0803   (between Highways 101 &  237); Hours:  10:30 am – 9:30 pm daily
Click here for directions



ToFooCom Chay, 388 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA  95113  408-286-6335
M-F 9-9; Sat. 10 – 6, Closed Sunday 15 minutes from temple Vegetarian
Click here for directions


Loving Hut (in Oakland Shopping Center) , 925 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA 95123 

     408-229-2795; M-F  10-9:30; SA 10-9; SU 11-7; 19 minutes from temple Vegetarian


Sunnyvale downtown:  2 miles   Taxi from either Quality Inn to the Temple (or back)
costs $10 (4 per cab)    Shiv Taxi: (408) 991-2347

Words of Wisdom from Amma

I have not come to you as a Guru - I have come to you as your own Mother.