Dear Friends and Readers, Happy Shivaratri !
Yesterday, we went to take Lord Shiva’s blessings at the Shiva-Vishnu Temple,Lanham,MD.
The Shiva Lingam was beautifully decorated with lots of flowers, sandalpate and rudrakshas.
After performing Archana to Lord Shiva, we noticed that temple has organized for Abhishekam .
Though already performed Abhishekam at home, we were excited to do it at the temple, it reminded us of our childhood days. The Lingam was installed on a beautifully decorated stand and Abhishekam was performed by all the devotees .The Milk for Abhishekam was provided by the temple in a huge silver bowl and I had a small bottle of milk in my hand,I bought it at gas station to give to pujari so that he can use it later but lucky me …who knew I was going to get a chance to do Abhishekam with the milk I bought .
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This is the first time I did Abhishekam in a United States temple? Did you ever perform one? When and Which Temple? Please do write your views and mention how you celebrated Shivaratri.
Om Namah Shivaya !!