12005 Hwy 64
Eads, TN 38028 USA

Maha Shivaratri

India Cultural Center and Temple

invites your family and friends for 

Paanchahnika Dhwajarohana Divya Kalyanamahotsavam

MAHA SHIVARATRI CELEBRATIONS

February 19 to 24, 2020

Maha Shivaratri is an annual festival dedicated to Lord Shiva. Unlike most Hindu festivals which are celebrated during the day, the Maha Shivaratri is celebrated at night. Furthermore, unlike most Hindu festivals which include expression of cultural revelry, the Maha Shivaratri is a solemn event notable for its introspective focus, fasting, meditation on Shiva, self study, social harmony and an all night vigil at Shiva temples. The celebration includes maintaining a jaagaran, an all-night vigil and prayers, because Shaiva Hindus mark this night as “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in one’s life and the world through Shiva. Offerings of fruits, leaves, sweets and milk to Shiva are made, some perform all-day fasting with vedic or tantric worship of Shiva, and some perform meditative Yoga. In Shiva temples, “Om Namah Shivaya”, the sacred mantra of Shiva, is chanted through the day.

Raja Poshakas (Yearly $2500 donors and above) during 2020 are eligible to participate in these celebrations without any additional sponsorship’s
 To know more about how you can participate in the majority of temple events with a highly discounted yearly donation, please visit our Poshaka Parivar page 

 

SCHEDULE
EVENTTIME
Wednesday, February 19
Ankuraropanam6:00 PM
Thursday, February 20
Dhwajarohanam11:00 AM
Rudra Homam5:00 PM
Thiruchi Vahana Seva5:30 PM
Friday, February 21 - MAHA SHIVARATRI
Rudra Homam10:00 AM & 4:00 PM
Nandi Vahana Seva5:30 PM
Mahanyasa Purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam7:00 PM to 12:30 AM
Lingodbhava Darshanam12:00 AM
Saturday, February 22
Rudra Homam10:00 AM & 4:00 PM
Haya Vahana Seva5:00 PM
Shiva Parvathi Kalyanam5:30 PM
Sunday, February 23
Rudra Homam10:00 AM & 4:00 PM
Swarna Rathotsavam5:00 PM
Unjal Seva / Dolotsavam6:00 PM
Monday, February 24
Trishula Snanam
Utsava Vigraha Abhishekam
10:00 AM
Rudra Homam11:30 AM
Dhwaja Avarohanam4:30 PM
Poornahuti5:00 PM
Ravana Brahma Vahana Seva6:00 PM
All are welcome to participate and receive Lord Shiva’s blessings