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Shivratri Havan




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A Havan is a sacred purifying ritual (yagna) in Hinduism that involves a fire ceremony. It is a ritual of sacrifice made to the fire god Agni. After lighting a Havan Kund (sacrificial fire), objects such as fruits, honey, or wooden goods are put into the sacred fire. If there are any spirits that are evil around you or even inside you they get burned off in the sacred fire. It is believed that this sacrifice will bring health, happiness, luck and prosperity. The Havan or fire sacrifice is one of the most important duties in Vedic culture. It is performed at dawn and dusk daily. Special havens are also performed on special occasions like birth, nomenclature, admission to school and convocation, marriage, inauguration, festivals, renunciation and death.

Date : 22 February 2015 (Sunday)

From : 10.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m

Venue: Hindu Temple Bristol

Havan will be followed by lunch

Everyone is welcomed


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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.