Maha Shivratri / Rudrabhishek Fri 8 March

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Maha Shivratri / Rudrabhishek Fri 8 March

March 8

Everyone is welcome to join in the auspicious and pious occasion of Maha Shivratri festival on Friday 8th March 2024.


9:30 am: Morning Aarti:
10:00 am to 12:00 pm: Akhand Dhun
12:00 noon: Rajbhog Aarti
2:00 tp 4:00 pm: Rudrabhishek
6:45 pm: Evening Thar
7:00 pm: Evening Aarti
7:30 pm: Kamal Pujan Arpan (still waiting for the yajman if interested then contact GHS office at 01772 253901)
8:00 pm: Dhwaja Aropan (still waiting for the yajman if interested then contact GHS office at 01772 253901)
8:30 pm: Mahadevji Aarti (still waiting for the yajman if interested then contact GHS office at 01772 253901)
9:15 pm: Shayan Aarti

Following events are still waiting for a yajman, if interested then contact GHS office at 01772 253901

Kamal Pujan Arpan : £351.00
Dhwaja Aropan : £301.00
Mahadevji Aarti : £501.00


Friday 8 Mar 2024 at 2.00 pm – Yajman to pay £21.OO

1) You will receive all the puja items

2) You need to only bring from home:
coconut, milk, Shivling, Ganpati Murti, flowers, 7 Nagarvel Pan, fruits, 2 Thari-vatki-spoon, Aasan, 2 napkin, loto, Bilipatra (if you have), panchamrit, one ready arti plate with one-wick diva, prasad,

Note:- Chair and table arrangements have been made for all the yajmans for Rudrabhishek.



According to ancient legends, Mahashivratri marks the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is also believed that on the night of Mahashivratri, Lord Shiva performed the Tandava dance. On this day, lord Shiva saved the world from a pot of poison that emerged from the ocean during Samudra Manthan, by drinking it.


On this day, devotees remember Lord Shiva, chant prayers (“Om Namah Shivaya”), fast, do Shiva yoga, visit temples and some even keep awake all night (jaagaran). Also by chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra is considered powerful and one can seek the blessings of Lord Shiva on this day. The mantra is

Om Tryambhakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam I
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat I I

While praying and chanting the mantra’s to Lord Shiva, it is considered the best to do the chant with a Rudraksha Mala. One can also offer Rudraksha Malas to Lord Shiva to seek his divine blessings. Rudraksha is a Sanskrit word consisting Of the name Rudra (“Shiva”) and aksa (“Teardrops”). The Rudraksha Mala is very close to Lord Shiva as it is said that the Rudraksha is formed from the tear of Lord Shiva. Also, the lord himself adorns one.


  • It generates positive aura around the wearer.
  • It helps in calming down the person.
  • Any person irrespective of his age, gender or horoscope can wear
  • It is scientifically proven for having medical values such as
    controlling blood pressure, anxiety. depression etc.
  • It is believed that offering the Rudraksha to Lord Shiva can please
    the deity.


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Gujarat Hindu Society and Community Centre South Meadow Lane
Preston, Lancashire PR1 8JN United Kingdom
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