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|Shivratri Celebrated in Canada |
22nd Feb 2009
n behalf of everyone at Shri Ram Mandir, please accept my heartiest greetings on the auspicious occasion of Shivaraatri which was celebrated here on 22nd February this year. May Lord Shiva bless each one of us with peace, happiness, prosperity, and good health? May our entire lives be auspicious (mangal maya). May God’s benevolence and blessings be continually showered upon you? |
Hindus all over the world attend their temples in large numbers on this special day in the Hindu calendar. Fasting and special Shiva pooja is done at home and the entire family makes the sacrifice of worshiping the different forms of Lord Shiva which are mainly the Lingam and the Murti of Lord Shiva. For centuries, Hindus have been observing Shivaratri with utmost zeal and devotion. This age-old tradition with its elaborate rituals covering three-fourths of the dark half of the lunar month of Phalguna (Feb-March) are followed even to this day, modified, of course, to suit the changing times and circumstances.
Shivaratri provides a wonderful and meaningful get-together for all members of the family. Every member of the household is normally in a festive mood. It is a day of prayer and meditation for the elders and one of fun and frolic for the youngsters, particularly children in their new colourful attire. During the entire celebrations, all the family members, men, women and children would greet each other and enjoy this day by singing bhajans and worshiping of deities.
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