Maha Shivratri 2023

Saturday, 18 Feb 2023

This year it falls on Saturday 18th Feb. On this auspicious occasion, we will be hosting a Shiv Poojan throughout the day. Please join us at the mandir and take part in the poojan.

Maha Shivratri
There is no requirement to book your place in advance.
  • Poojan Timings
  • Date
    Saturday, 18th Feb 2023
  • Morning session
    8.45am - 11:15am
  • Afternoon session
    3.45pm - 8:15pm
Please note that all poojan materials will be provided by the temple. Any donation towards the poojan can be given at the reception. or can be made online

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.

How to get here

If you are coming to the Mandir by public transport, please use the Transport for London website for best route options.

For directions by car, please visit our contact page for more information.

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