Maha Shivaratri Vaibhavam – February 13, 2018


Agamam aagi nindru annippan vaazhga!
Vedam nanginum meypporulavadhu nadhan namam Namah Shivaya!

We are pleased to inform you that the temple is celebrating a Maha Shivaratri Vaibhavam for Lord Shiva on the current auspicious Hevilambi year 2018, on Tuesday, February 13th (Tamil month  Maasi 2nd). Devotees consider it highly meritorious to have Darshan of Lord Shiva on this day.

The occasion of Magha Trayodashi (13th day on the month of Magha in the Hindu calendar) is celebrated as Mahashivratri in the honor of Lord Shiva. ‘Maha’ means great and ‘Ratri’ means night. It is observed on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha on the month of Phalgun (February – March). Thus, Mahashivaratri translates to the great night of Lord Shiva.

Shivaratri Pooja has been given tremendous significance in Hindu mythology. It is believed that the people who fast on this night and offer prayers to Lord Shiva will bring good luck into their lives. Devotees further believe that by pleasing Lord Shankara on the auspicious Shivaratri day, a person is absolved of past sins and is blessed with Moksha or salvation.

We are also organizing a Four Kala Poojai for Lord Kailasanathar on the auspicious day of Shivaratri at 7:00 pm onwards.

All devotees are cordially invited to attend with family and friends and partake the blessings of Lord Kailasanathar. Those who are willing to sponsor are requested to contact the temple directly.

Program Schedule
First Kala Poojai
7:00 pm – Mahanyasa Japam, 108 Valampuri Sangabhishekam,  Sri Rudra Homam,  Sri Rudra Trishati Pancha Mukha Archanai

Second Kala Poojai
11:00 pm – Sri Rudra Japam, Nava Kalasa Poojai, Sri Rudra Homam,  Sri Aagamasara Trishati Pancha Mukha Archanai

Third Kala Poojai
1:30 am – Nava Kalasa Snapanam, Sri Rudra Japam, Homam, Abhishekam, Bilvaashtottara Shatanamavali
Pancha Mukha Archanai

Fourth kala Poojai
4:00 am – Nava Kalasa Snapanam, Homam, Sri Rudrabhishekam, Sakala Nishkala Shathavarchanai

Pooja Contributions:
Kala Poojai Ubhayam – $1001
Annadhanam      – $251
Thomalai Ubhayam – $201
Homam, Abhishekam – $151
Abishekam – $101