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Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to Parvati. The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael or golden apple or Bilva/Vilvam leaves to Lord Shiva, all-day fasting and an all-night-(jagarana). All through the day, devotees chant "Om Namah Shivaya", a sacred Panchakshara mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva. In accordance with scriptural and discipleship traditions, penances are performed in order to gain boons in the practice of Yoga and meditation, in order to reach life's highest good steadily and swiftly.

There will be no Abhishek in the Shiv Mandir upstairs. There will be Shiv Sthapna in the downstairs hall. Milk and water will be provided by the Mandir; devotees are humbly requested not to bring any milk, ghee, tal etc as careless dispose of these materials block the drains and creates a smelly enivronment.

If devotees firmly believe they want to use their own milk they can contribute towards the milk bought by Mandir.

Abhishek will start at 6:30 pm when Temple opens everyone will get chance to do the Abhishek.

Date : 4 March 2019 (Monday)

From : 6.30 p.m to 9.30 p.m

Venue: Hindu Temple Bristol

Everyone is welcomed

Visit the Gallery and Videos sections of the site for the event's coverage.


Why not come in for a guided tour to look around the Temple and learn about many Hindu Gods/Deities? The Panditji (our priest) will be glad to show you around during the opening hours. Students are very welcome. The temple is open for school visits on weekdays between by prior appointment.