Temple Darshan Reservations

The Temple Darshan pass is currently available on:

Saturdays ~ 11am to 7pm (latest entry at 6:00pm)

Tuesdays ~ 4pm to 7pm (latest entry at 6:00pm)

Please Note: On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the number of available Temple Darshan Reservations will be reduced due to a large week long program at Mount Madonna Center. Consider postponing your visit to an upcoming Saturday.

Guests seeking to visit Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple are invited to make a reservation for Temple Darshan. This option allows for a short visit (up to 2 hours) during the most popular visiting hours. Visitors may enjoy darshan with Hanumanji and visit the Temple grounds and OM Park. Visitors may also enjoy Anjaneya’s World Café and Oceanview Books. The cafe is open from 11am to 5:30pm on Saturdays.

A Temple Darshan pass is available to all, and a voluntary parking fee is suggested. This fee helps to offset the costs of maintaining road and parking infrastructure at Mount Madonna Center (MMC). In addition, after a two year closure due to COVID, MMC’s savings are depleted and the organization is in a difficult financial position. Please note: the voluntary parking fee is paid to MMC and is not a tax-deductible donation.

Please refer to MMC’s current COVID-19 policy for complete information on safety protocols.


  • Reservations are required for all visits to Mount Madonna Center. In addition to Temple Darshan, there are several other Pathways to Visit MMC. Currently, we are unable to accommodate walk-in guests or people who arrive without a reservation.
  • The Temple Darshan pass provides entry for one car, including all guests who can legally fit in that car. If you plan to come in more than one car, each driver must make a separate reservation on their own account.
  • Please arrive within one hour of your reserved time.
  • You may only make one reservation for a given day with your account.
  • Reservations are released in batches on select mornings at 9am, during the week prior to the reservation day. (Currently, most Saturday reservations are released at 9am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with a smaller number, plus any cancellations released on Saturday.)
  • No outside food (other than prasad) is permitted, and picnicking is not allowed anywhere on the property. Nearby Mount Madonna County Park offers many areas for picnicking.
  • You are welcome to bring store bought or homemade prasad to offer to Hanuman.
  • Pets are not allowed at Mount Madonna Center.
  • Please contribute to the peace and tranquility of the Center by talking softly, turning cell phones to silent mode, and keeping children close.

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