Pujari Samudram Venkataratnam Garu

Our previous pujari Samudram Venkataratnam Garu now available in temple. You can contact or speak to him using the following numbers.

Landline: 01772798512

Mobile: 07597021071

Members Notice

We thank all your support and help for the community. We do apologies if there is any wrongness or mistakes, we make. If anyone wants to suggest or any complaints email us: info@venkateswara.co.uk. Any pending donations or membership fees please kindly pay to the priest and take a receipt. It is important that your donations are helping us to run the community building and temple. For the newsletters please provide us with your email address for the fast and cost effective way to save the cost for the temple, for those who do not have access to the internet or email let us know and we will send the newsletter through the post.

2021 – SPECIAL NOTICE & TEMPLE Opening Times

The temple opening times have changed until further notice, due to further delays in Visa acquiring process to recruit a new Priest and there in no serving Priest to open the temple 24/7.
New temple opening times
Saturday: 06:00 am – 8:00 am | 01:00 pm – 02:30 pm
Sunday – Friday: 06:30 am – 07:30 am.
Any other times: Please contact Veerabrahma Reddy Garu on 07534477563 a day before if you require any Temple services.
Archana pooja will be conducted using previous priest pre-recorded voice and Gotra Namalu will be read separately.

Sorry for the inconvenience

List of 2020 festivals events

18-7-2020 Saturday- ShaniTrayodasi
19-7-2020 Sunday – Bhahulu sudha Maasa Shivatri
31-7-2020 Friday – Varalakshmi Vratam Shravana Sudha Dwadasi
1-8-2020 Saturday – Shani Trayodasi
3-8-2020 Monday – Rakhi Pournami and Jandhayala Pournami
11-8-2020 Tuesday – Sri Krishna Janmashtami Shravana Bahula Ashtami
15-8-2020 Saturday – India Independence Day
17-8-2020 Monday – MaasaShivaratri Shravana Bahula Chuturdasi
22-8-2020 Saturday – Vinayak Chavithi
23-8-2020 Sunday – Rushipanchami, on this day specially ladies should be doing poojas and donating alms for the priest.
2-9-2020 Wednesday – Maalayapakshaalu (16 days ancestral ceremonials for those passed away) till 17-9-2020 Thursday for those who cannot be able to do any offerings for Pitru Tarpan, then you can do observance for 16 days.
4-9-2020 Friday – Udrallu Tadhi for lord Ganesh
16-9-2020 Wednesday – MaasaShivaratri Bahula Sudha Bhadhrapadamaasam
15-10-2020 Thursday – MaasaShivaratri Ashvijabahula Chatrudasi
17-10-2020 Saturday – Nija Ahvija Sudhapournami Sri Devi Navaratrullu parambham (starting)
25-10-2020 Sunday – Ashvija Sudha Dasami Vijayadasmi with Samee pooja (end of Devi Navatrullu )
3-11-2020 Tuesday – Ashvija Bahula Tadhiya AttlaTadhi
13-11-2020 Friday – Ashvija Bahula Chatrudasi MaasaShivatri
14-11-2020 Saturday – Ashvija Bahula Amaavasaya Deepavali
16-11-2020 Monday – Kartheekamaasam commence
18-11-2020 Wednesday – Kartheeka Sudha Nagulu Chavithi
26-11-2020 Thursday – Kartheeka Sudha KsheerabhiDwadasi
29-11-2020 Sunday – Kartheeka Sudha KartheekaPournami
12-12-2020 Saturday – Kartheeka Bahula ShaniTrayodasi
13-12-2020 Sunday – Kartheeka Bahula MaasaShivaratri
20-12-2020 Sunday – Maargasira Sudha Subramanayam Sashti
25-12-2020 Friday – Maargasira Sudha VaikuntaEkdasi
27-12-2020 Sunday – Maargasira Sudha Trayodasi Hanumadh Vratam
29-12-2020 Tuesday – Maargasira Sudha Chatrudasi Sri Dattatreya Jayanti

Note: Every month third Saturday at 11:30am there is special Suprabhata Seva and every Saturday in the evening there is a devotional musical chanting at the temple, for those wishes to attend can do so with your family.
There is no Telugu classes at the moment but, for the parents who are wishing to teach their children Telugu language and require any assistant from the priest, then you may contact him and make any necessary arrangements. There is no fee for the classes.

Due to the current situation the AGM is suspended till next year. If anyone wants to become member of the community or committee , we do welcome the nominations.

Quote: “Manava Seva is Madhava Seva”, meaning – serving Humankind is like serving a God, in the light of this quote, our community served for those students who are struggling to survive in Preston , we have provided 860kg of Basmati Rice, 75kg Toor Dal, 900 tins of Chickpeas, tomatoes and 230 litres Vegetable oil.
On behalf of our Telugu Community for those who gave donations for this good cause, we would like to convey our thanks for the support. The receivers of the food packs also sent appreciations to all donators .


The present priest name is Samudram Venkataratnam Garu, he will be performing all sorts of rituals and ceremonies as your wish, his mobile number is 07597021071 Landline 01772798512, you can contact him at any time and arrange for whatever and whenever your needs.

Due to ongoing Corona Virus pandemic, could you all devotees maintain 1 meter plus social distancing between each other at the Temple, people can attend any time in the Temple hours. For the convenient devotees can pre-book with priest for their attendance also can arrange to take their homes for any ceremonial rites. The priest resides at the temple and he may go out for other bookings, contact him before you make any arrangements. Phone number for the Landline 01772798512 and mobile: 07597021071.

For the Health and Safety reasons it is imperative to maintain the distancing between person to person under the Government policy, people must wash their hands and use of sanitisers which are provided at the temple.
Every month Maasa Shivaratri there is abhishekamulu (anointing) on God Shiva, for those devotees wish to attend can do so, for those who cannot attend due to work reasons or any other reasons, they can provide their names and gothranamulu to the priest. For Maasa sivarathri puja fee including puja items and priest dakishina all for only £6 should be given to the priest. Under the Hindu tradition the upcoming list of festivals are given in the order of the month. For those who find importance of the festival according to the date and month, they can attend the temple or contact priest to arrange any pooja ceremonial activity. We also like to point out that the festivals of Krishnashtami and Deepavali festival are prohibited due to Corona virus and because of the congregation of people. If there is any changes, we would let you know by text or email or you contact priest for further information.


1-1-2020 English New Year

English New Year on Wednesday

6-1-2020 Mukkoti Ekadasi

Mukkoti Ekadasi, Vaikunta Ekadasi: on this day remarkable religious ceremonies is performed, if anyone is interested contact priest.

14-1-2020 Bhogi Panduga

Bhogi Panduga on Tuesday

15-1-2020 Makara Sankranthi on Wednesday

Makara Sankranthi on Wednesday

16-1-2020 Kanuma on Thursday

Kanuma on Thursday

Andhra Bhavan, 28 St Mary’s Street, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 5LN, UK | Tel No. 01772 798512 | Religious Worship No. 77711 | Charity Registration No: 1115907