Maha Shivratri

Monday, 7 Mar 2016

Shivratri is celebrated on the 6th night of the dark Phalgun every year. This year it falls on Monday 7th March. On this auspicious occassion, we will be hosting a Shiv Poojan throughout the day.

  • Poojan Timings
  • Date
    Monday, 7th March 2016
  • Morning session
    8am - 12noon (Last poojan @ 12noon)
  • Afternoon session
    4pm - 8pm (Last poojan @ 8pm)
Please note that all poojan materials will be provided by the temple. Any donation towards the poojan can be given at the reception.

Greatness of Maha Shivratri

Shiv Lingam Aarti

Once a very poor Bhil; Gurudruha was unable to hunt any animal for food to feed his family. He sanf (Bilva Patra) tree nearby with the motive of hunting down an animal which may come to quench its thirst.

Coincidentally this was the auspicious day of Shivaratri and he was unaware of a Shivlinga established under that tree. After the first three hours of the night passed, he saw a female deer arriving with her fawns. In getting ready to aim at his prey the sudden movements made some bel-leaves fall on the Shivalinga along with some drops of water from his water vessel. Thus, in this way Gurudruha unwittingly accomplished the worship of Shiva in this time.

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Address
Shree Swaminarayan Temple, Dharma Bhakti Manor
Wood Lane
Stanmore
Middlesex, HA7 4LF
Tel. (020) 8954 0205