Welcome to Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha, Chicago, Ilinois, operated by Sri Gururayara Seva Samithi of Illinois, a registered not for profit 501.(c).(3) organization. Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha, Chicago, Illinois is a direct branch of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha, Mantralayam.
A small group of families started to come together every month and perform Raghavendra Swamy's ashtothara about 20 years ago in their homes. As the news spread, more and more families joined and monthly meet-ups became weekly congregations. In 2019 the group took the cause of bringing Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha to Chicagoland by incorporating a non-profit religious organization called Sri Gururayar Seva Samithi of Illinois (SGSS). Since then, we have grown meticulously serving community and providing multiple opportunities to worship our beloved guru Sri Raghavendra Swamy.
SGSS had been organizing multiple cultural and religious events and celebrations like Srinivasa Kalyanam, Ganeshotsav, Samoohika Satyanarayana Pooja and others. We have celebrated our most auspicious Raghavedra Swamy Aradhane and Sri Madhva Navami, starting our first celebration with around 80 devotees in attendance to about 500 devotees in 2022. We celebrated these auspicious days not only in Chicagoland but provided an opportunity to devotees from the state of Wisconsin to worship and be blessed by Rayaru by organizing aradhane in the city of Racine. We continue to reach to every devotee in the United States by extending support, our services and a platform for encouraging our rich culture.