The Shivoham Shiva Temple is the abode of Lord Shiva. It is home to the magnificent and beautiful 65-feet-tall Lord Shiva statue, which is also believed to be the most powerful Shiva Statue in the world. It is a temple of faith where prayers are answered, where devotees and visitors return year after year to pray to their beloved God Shiva because they actually feel His Divine Presence at the temple, and experience the spiritual vibrations that emanate from the statue of Lord Shiva. Therefore and understandably so, the Mahashivratri festival celebrations at the Shivoham Shiva Temple are very special and unique. The full-of-grandeur festivities are day and night long and organised and conducted with careful thought, Bhakti and devotion.
Mahashivratri is one of the most sacred days for Hindus. It is celebrated in honour of Lord Shiva. It is believed that no prayer goes unanswered on this auspicious day and those who pray to Lord Shiva with Bhakti, love and devotion on Maha Shivratri are absolved of their sins, and therefore, they attain Moksh.
How Lord Shiva is worshipped at the Shivoham Shiva Temple on Shivaratri?
Maha Shivratri is celebrated primarily as a “Day of Gratitude” at the Shivoham Shiva Temple ‑ as a day of thanksgiving to Lord Shiva for His kindness, and abundant and endless blessings. It is a day when devotees are encouraged to leave all thoughts and work aside to be with Lord Shiva to think only of Him, thank Him, express their love for Him, to seek His blessings so that He may grace them in their spiritual quest to realise the final truth of Shivoham and God realisation.
Highlights of Mahashivratri 2018
A distinct feature of the Mahashivratri celebrations at the temple is that the festivities highlight a core theme every year in order to help devotees focus on an aspect of devotion and spirituality. The theme for the upcoming Maha Shivratri celebrations on 13th February, 2018 is “Perform the Special Barah Jyotirling Abhishek” as an expression of Bhakti and Devotion.
The Maha Shivratri celebrations at the temple begin early in the morning as devotees start arriving before sunrise to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva statue. The festivities continue through the day and night until the next day.
Special events, spiritual activities, Shiv aarti, prayers, poojas, live Bhajans, Mahashivratri songs, Maha Yagnas, a Jagraan (all-night vigil), a special and enriching Light and Sound show are organised to commemorate this Divine Day with the hope of strengthening faith, promoting spirituality and effecting a deeper connection with God that may eventually help seekers on their path to the attainment of Moksh.
Another salient aspect of the Maha Shivratri celebrations is that all proceeds from the sales of tickets, and all the other donations and contributions to the temple are directed towards serving the poor and destitute. We believe that “Service to the poor is prayer to God”, and hence, we reach out to the ailing, the homeless and the needy to treat them and help them in as many ways as possible.
Join us on the 13th of February, 2018 as we celebrate Maha Shivratri at the Shivoham Shiva Temple. Be a part of the most mystical and exciting Maha Shivratri celebrations in the world! Be with Lord Shiva. Be blessed!
Join us on Maha Shivratri 2018 at the Shivoham Shiva Temple