Sunday, February 20, 2011
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From: Shri Ramdev Shiv Santosh Mandir (SRSSM)
Date: Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 4:41 AM
Subject: Maha Shivratri Pooja...
To: Pakistan Hindu Post (PHP)
SRSSM Team Inviting you on 2nd March Maha Shivratri Pooja at Shri Ramdev Shiv Santosh Mandir, Al-Haider Society, Driag Road, Karachi
06:00 PM till 06:00 AM
Please come with your family and friends. May this Maha Shivratri gives you new prosperity and courage for your Dharma.
Introduction : Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri (Great Night of Shiva or Night of Shiva) is a festival celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Maagha in the Hindu Calendar (that is, the night before and day of the new moon). The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael (Bilva) leaves to the Lord Shiva, all day fasting and an all night long vigil. Cannabis is traditionally used as an offering for Lord Shiva and his followers. Per scriptural and discipleship traditions, the penances are performed in order to gain boons in the practice of Yoga and meditation, in order to reach the goal more swiftly and avoid rebirth.
The PHP Team