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Maha Shiva Ratri Festival (Sydney)
March 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Maha Shiva Ratri Festival – Free program for the entire family
Come with your family and do the Abhishek (bathing) of the Lord and be blessed!!
Spiritual Practices (Sadhana) to do during the day:
Shiva Ratri is the most auspicious day and Lord’s grace is at the highest. Try to gain as much of that Grace through the below practices.
Try to wake up early before sunrise, clean your altar, light the lamp and offer flowers to the Lord, try to eat minimal (fast completely if you can, otherwise drink/eat just milk, water & bananas (fruits) only during meal times). Refrain from unnecessary talk (try to maintain Silence) throughout the day till midnight, contemplate on the Lord’s name or a verse from the scriptures or meditate on the Lord/Self.
7.30pm: Pooja (includes Abhishek (Giving Bath) to the Lord. All can participate) – includes bhajans & chanting.
9.30pm: Bhajan offering
10.00pm: Video by Swamiji
11.00pm: Chanting offering
11.30pm: Guided Meditation by Swamiji
12.00am (Midnight): Vedic Arati
12.15am: Maha Shivaratri Prasad
Note: If its too late for your children then you can bring them on the following days:
Saturday 9th March
- 3pm to 4.30pm: West Ryde Area & Strathfield combined program
Sunday 10th March
- 11.00am to 12pm: At Chinmaya Sannidhi, 38 Carrington Rd, Castle Hill or
- 2.15pm to 3.30pm: At 21, Orlando Cres, Voyager Point 2172
What to bring:
You are most welcome to bring your own Shiva Lingams, milk, fruits for the worship. Everyone can do Abhishek (Give Bath) to the Lord.
1) Be Mukhya Yajman ($251)
Be the one to do the pooja for Lord Shiva on this special night and gain great blessings for your family.
Contact Nandu 0408 445 941
2) Bring a plate of Prasad (anna-dhaanam – food offering)
Contact Uma Jana on (02) 9659 2614
3) Sing Bhajans for the Lord, Contact Sadhana Raja 0414638763. Note: You need to be on the list to sing.
4) If bringing Flowers, Please wash your flowers and bring.
For further information you can contact Nandu 0408 445 941