Sri Sarada Library

Book of the Month

The First Universal Hindu Temple in the West: A Landmark of San Francisco

This commemorative volume on the Old Temple, as it is called, is a humble tribute to its founder, Swami Trigunatita, and his work. It contains many photos, articles, newspaper reports, personal accounts, and several other items related to the universal Hindu Temple and the swamis who lived and worked there in its one hundred ten year history.

Sri Sarada Library is open on Sundays, following the lecture, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and at other times by appointment. All may use the reading room; nonmembers are welcome to borrow books with the approval of the swami in charge.

Sri Sarada Library has a collection of over 10,000 volumes, covering the full spectrum of Vedanta literature, scriptures, and books published by the Ramakrishna Order. The library also includes an extensive collection of works on the world’s major religions and philosophies, as well as biographies and writings of mystics, saints, and spiritual seekers.

The library provides a tranquil atmosphere conducive to reading and study which includes a picturesque view of San Francisco Bay.


Due to the Covid 19 pandemic Sri Sarada Library is closed until further notice

Please refer to the Vedanta Society Bookshop for books.