~~~Most of our celebrations are live streamed, contact us at ShivaMandir@gmail.com for more information.
Shiva Sai Mandir celebrates holidays based on calculations specifically for the Western hemisphere. Holidays are auspicious occasions in the Vedic calendar set by planetary seasonal and lunar events. These are specific days when the laws of nature and cosmic energies are most supportive. Participation in these holidays activates the influence of these auspicious times. Celebrations are holidays that include community gatherings, kirtans and offerings of prasad. Please bring fruits or flowers and prasad to share. Dakshina (monetary donations) are dearly appreciated and needed to cover the cost of events. Any amount that is appropriate to your budget is welcomed.
Maha Shiva Ratri Festival
Saturday, February 18th – Sunday, February 19th
1391 So. Pennsylvania St., Denver. Colorado 80210
Participation available by Zoom, email email@example.com for details
You are invited to come anytime and stay as long as you like.
Festival Event Timings:
6:00pm: Welcome & Program Begins
6:30pm: Opening Puja
7:00pm: Bhajans & Shiva Abishek
9:00pm: Shirdi Baba Abishek & Aarati
10:00pm – Midnight: Hanuman Chalisa & Shiva Ashtottara Shatanamavali Puja – 108 Names of Shiva
Midnight – 1:00am – Puja to Yama: Lord of Transformation & Liberation
1:00am – 6:00am: Shiva Deep Purification Process & Meditation.
This powerful meditation process lasts through the night until dawn. It can only be done on the night of Maha Shiva Rarti in a group. (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, pre-register by Feb. 16th, NOT available via zoom).
6:30am: Concluding Puja (not available via zoom)
8am – 9pm Sun, Feb. 19th: Temple Open House
7:00-9:00pm Sun, Feb 19th: New Moon Fire Ceremony (available via zoom)