FACILITIES

Facilities/Rates

The Shri Mahalasa Saunsthan, Mardol, has 26 two-room blocks and four three-room blocks, all with an attached toilet and bathroom. Each room is provided with one cot, two mattresses with pillows.

There is a full-fledged canteen where breakfast and meals are available, at subsidised rates. It is preferable to intimate the canteen your requirements, in advance, if required.

There is a hall called Shri Mahalasa Hall with chairs to seat about 600 persons and for meals, squatting on the floor  for 300 people. The hall is used for Samaradhana on all functions of the temple. The hall is attached with a cooking section with cooking vessels, chairs and other required items for the functions. When it is not required for the Saunsthan, the hall is rented out for marriages and thread ceremonies to the devotees on the following schedule of  rates.

Inside the temple of Shri Mahalasa there is a counter where sevas can be booked, where one can also purchase yearly calendar, containing the details of all auspicious occasions and other details of temple programmes. Photos of deities and stotra books are also available at the counter.

The temple has a tank for bathing as well as to perform other rituals.

For other information and booking of rooms, one has to go the office of the Saunsthan situated on the left hand side of the main entrance.

PLEASE CONTACT OFFICE DIRECTLY BY PHONE OR E-MAIL FOR BOOKING OF ROOMS. GENERALLY, ADVANCE BOOKING REQUESTS ARE NOT ENTERTAINED AND ROOMS ARE ALLOTTED ON FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

There are three families of Archakas in the Saunsthan. The family of Bhatji performing sevas on behalf of Gowda Saraswat Brahmin, the family of Khedekar performing sevas on behalf of other Brahmins and the family of Acharya performing sevas on behalf of people of other community.

Following are the revised rates of the facilities at Shri Mahalasa Saunsthan w.e.f. 13.12.2009:
Room rent per day Rs 150.00 Mahalasa Hall rent per day
Includes 500 chairs, Raja-Rani chair, kitchen, two rooms above the hall from morning to evening.
Rs 8,000.00
Charges for extra linen as given below:
Bed Rs 20.00 Kalyanmandap Hall rent per day with 100 chairs Rs 3,000.00
Pillow Rs 5.00
Bedsheet Rs 8.00 Santeri Hall rent per day including 100 chairs Rs 4,000.00
Plastic mat Rs 5.00 Sinha Purush Hall rent per day (not under use) Rs 5,000.00
Small Jamkhan Rs 20.00 Rent of Hall behind ATM per day Rs 1,000.00 
Medium Jamkhan Rs 40.00
Large Jamkhan Rs 75.00
For a list of utensils given on rent (inside Prakar), please contact the Saunsthan office.
At the canteen, rates for anna meals is Rs 15.00 per person, Rs 2 for tea and Rs 6 for tiffin/snacks per plate. Note: All rates are subjects to change without notice.

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