Shivaratri Celebrations at Shiva-Vishnu Temple

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 .

Shiva Linga bathed in milk at home

Note: Follow the newsletters sent by the temple. Lack of knowledge, most of us miss such beautiful celebrations conducted by the temple.
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 !!

6 thoughts on “Shivaratri Celebrations at Shiva-Vishnu Temple”

  1. Hey Aparna,
    Happy mahashivaratri to you too! Thanks for sharing such a valuable info. We didn’t get a chance to go to temple, but our family did fasting. We generally go to GBT temple and we get the newsletter from them which has all the abhishekam’s etc dates and time. You might want to give ur email/ address to ShivaVishnu temple to receive their newsletter. Your home abhishekam looks very good. I enjoyed your write up. Keep writing! Om Namaha Shivay! Renu

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