top of page


COVID-19 advisory
Sai Ram dear devotees! Since the situation due to Covid has improved in SF, our center is now open for bhajans on Thursdays and Seva on Saturdays. We kindly request devotees to be vaccinated if you are visiting the center. Please see below or our calendar for more details!
About Our Center

The San Francisco Center is the oldest Sai Center in the Bay Area, and one of the first in the USA. It was started in 1974 by a group of American Sai devotees who together rented a flat with some apartments on Ivy St. near downtown San Francisco, These devotees dedicated the flat to the center and stayed there.  In its early years, it was a temporary home for many devotees traveling from all over the USA to Puttaparthi to see Swami. 

In 1994, the center moved to its current Location in a beautiful Victorian house (built in 1874) in the Mission District. The center location is generously donated by a devotee and is only used for the center. It has a prayer hall, study room, bookstore/library and kitchen. The center has seen many miracles and welcomed many devotees over the years from all over the world.


weekly devotional service

Every Thursday

 7 pm - 9:30 pm

573 S VanNess Ave

Bhajans (7 pm - 8:15 pm)

Study Circle (8:30 pm – 9:30 pm)

All are welcome.


sai spiritual education classes

This is on hold for now,  
Please keep checking for further updates on this


weekly bhajan practice

On hold until further notice 

Weekly bhajan practices are held at the center on Wednesday evenings. This is an opportunity for devotees to practice bhajans they would like to offer or to learn new bhajans.

All are welcome.


weekly service project

Saturdays 9 am - 11 am


We meet at the center every Saturday morning at 9 am to prepare doggie bags with PBJ Sandwiches, water, banana, etc for the homeless. 

The food is distributed in the  different parts of the city to the homeless by car between 10:15 am and 11 am.

We are part of the Region 7 USA Sai Centers (Northern CA and Nevada). To view other centers in the Bay Area, and to find out more about regional events, please visit  There are also a lot of songs, videos, and study materials available for viewing and download. 
bottom of page