Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015
Shivratri is celebrated on the 6th night of the dark Phalgun every year. This year it falls on Tuesday 17th February. On this auspicious day, we will be hosting a Shiv Poojan throughout the day.
- Poojan Timings
Tuesday, 17th Feb 2015
- Morning session
8am - 12noon (Last poojan @ 12noon)
- Afternoon session
4pm - 8pm (Last poojan @ 8pm)
School Half Term
This is a great chance for children of all ages to get involved, as the poojan falls on half term. We would advise families to take advantage of the morning sessions where possible, as it gets quite busy during the evening.
Greatness of Maha Shivratri
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
Middlesex, HA7 4LF
Tel. (020) 8954 0205