Sringeri Vidya Bharathi Foundation (SVBF), located in Etobicoke, Toronto is fast becoming a pre-eminent Hindu spiritual cultural center in North America.  SVBF Canada, an overseas affiliate of Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, India was established as a non-profit, charitable organization to propagate Sanathana Dharma in communities across Canada in the year 2005. The SVBF temple is adorned by Goddess of Learning Sri Sharadamba together with a number of other deities. In addition, the complex has a beautiful open concept Adi Shankara Museum depicting the life of the renowned Hinduism reviver Sri Adi Shankaracharya, a dedicated library for Indian philosophy and thoughts and a large fully equipped auditorium “Tunga Bhadra” with banquet facilities. Variety of vegetarian food may be catered ranging from simple snacks to sit down meals. The auditorium has just been upgraded with a large grant from Trillium Foundation, Ontario and our own funds.

Adi Shankara Vidyalaya at SVBF offers FREE classes to children and adults on many aspects of Hinduism such as: Bhagavad Gita Classes, Soundarya Lahari classes, Sanskrit classes, Bhajans, Religious classes, Music classes and so on.  Free Yoga classes are also held at the temple conducted by Ambika Yoga Kutir. We also have special Satsang’s by visiting luminaries in the field.

SVBF has highly trained priests in all aspects of Hindu religious ceremonies who can perform rituals as per customs of the Hindus. They are available to perform poojas and other samskaras (rituals ) either at the temple complex or at devote’s homes.

It is our earnest desire to develop SVBF into a major organization of facilities that encourages society's religious, social, cultural and spiritual needs and we are very happy that we have been moving in the right direction, with the great support of our devotees and very dedicated and passionate volunteers.   The Temple has grown into an important place of worship for the Indian community and looked upon as a major source for all their spiritual and religious needs.   The Sharadamba Temple has been meeting up to all the expectations and religious needs of the community by organizing special poojas, homas and archanas on all the special days of the year.  It has also been the tradition at SVBF Temple to offer sumptuous prasadam to the attending devotees on all the major events, free of charge.

The temple and the SVBF complex are still in infancy and require the support of all devotees in terms of your participation in religious and educational activities and also financial support. This is a large complex and requires considerable funds for maintenance and support of our activities.

To assist devotees to offer their Seva on  a regular basis and  participate fully in the development of the temple and the complex, the Trustees of SVBF have embarked on a Special “Sharadamba Seva” project under which four types of Seva categories as detailed below  have been developed. We earnestly request you to contribute to the best of your ability and make this a unique place of learning and worship for all Hindus in North America. The funds raised will be used to meet the ongoing expense and make necessary improvements. .   It is a win-win situation where devotees / supporters will have the greatest pleasure and satisfaction of supporting their religious centre and also get various sevas/poojas/archanas done at no charge to them on a regular basis as per below.  In addition the donors are also offered priority booking of the Community Centre at attractive discounts for their family and friends.

SVBF Sharadamba Seva Categories


Donation per year *

Benefit to devotees



  • One Chandi Homa Sponsorship
  • One Archana per month on the day of your choice
  • Preference in Hall booking for family use (15% discount on regular price)



  • One day Hanuman Chalisa Sponsorship
  • 6 Archanas per year
  • Preference in Hall booking for family use (10% discount on regular price)



  • Sponsorship of one scheduled special pooja of your choice (e.g: Sankata Hara Chaturthi, Satyanarayana, Pradosham, Shashti etc.)
  • 4 Archanas per year



  • Sponsorship of one Friday night Seva for Devi
  • 2 Archanas per year

* may be paid in lump sum or with 12 post dated cheques.

Note: we also accept  other type of sponsorships either as a general donation or task specific donation. Please contact one of the temple authorities noted below.

Donations under the above categories can also be paid through Paypal using your credit card or Paypal account. See below for details of Paypal method of payment.

Cheques may be drawn in favour of Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation.

The above Seva sponsorships are valid from 01 January 2013 for one year.  Potential donors can choose their preferred dates for Sevas while enrolling to ensure the dates are locked.  Poojas and Sevas will be performed on the chosen date even if the devotee / donor is unable to make it on the day and Prasadam will be mailed to the address on file.










Feel free contact any of the following if you need any details or further information through Email.

Dr. Lakshmanan – President

Ravi Subramanian– Trustee

S. Thiagarajan – Trustee

Dr. Param Bhat - Trustee

R. Ranganathan – Chair, Religious Committee


Looking forward for your generous support for your Temple.




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80 Brydon Dr., Etobicoke, ON, M9W 4N6 Phone: 416-745-1010
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