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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pictures of 2011 Maha Shivratri Celebrated in Mansehra Shiv Temple, Pakistan

By Gopinath Kumar (editor-in-chief)
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

(Photo : 2011 Maha-Shivratri at Mansera (NWFP) by Rajesh Pandit and Pakistan Hindu Post (PHP), Pakistan)

Namasty !

            Maha Shivratri was celebrated in Shiv mandir at Mansehra (NWFP) Pakistan. People came all over from NWFP & Punjab aswell. This temple is one of the oldest temples in world, according local people they says that it is 2,000 years old. Muslims people say that they have seen a snake couple in this temple.

           This Temple of Maha Dev is located in Mansehra Division near to Abbotabad NWFP (Pakistan). Many Hindus peoples come every Maha Shivratri. On 2nd March 2011 all from Punjab and NWFP people came to celebrate Maha Shivratri. Pandit Rajesh Kalyan, Pandit Chaman Lal & Sewa Dhari Mr.Darshan lal do pooja with the local peoples. You can see Shiv Lingam this is the tallest Shiv Lingam in Pakistan.

If anyone in Pakistan or out of country visit this temple so please contact to Rajesh Pandit Kalyan & Mr.Darshan Lal.

Contact No. +92 03325135398
                  +92 03459584649

 (Photo : Location of Mansehra District (highlighted in yellow) within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan)

Mansehra District (Urdu: مانسہرہ) is in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, an area still unofficially known as the Northwest Frontier. Mansehra district and town are named after Man Singh, a leading general of Mughal Emperor Akbar. The Kaghan Valley area (a popular tourist destination) and the Karakoram Highway pass through the district.

Maha Shivaratri means "The Great Night of Siva". The night of Shiva falls on the eve of the New Moon. The night is symbolic of a condition prior to creation and refers to the chaos that existed before light. But this chaotic darkness is not a negative condition. It is pure consciousness without the pollution of knowledge. In the Buddha's terminology it is the Emptiness of Nirvana.

Every year during The Great Night of Shiva, Lord Shiva incarnates in the form of the Shiva Lingam. Maha Shivaratri is the prime time for every soul to get into the primordial consciousness of non-existence or Nirvana. One is required to keep vigil during the night in order to receive Shiva's grace and assistance.

As you keep vigil this night, you become aware of your life and karma. It is a great opportunity to connect with the divine formless form of Lord Shiva, the Lingam, who symbolizes 'all-auspiciousness', and to invite these energies in your life. In essence, Maha Shivaratri signifies the transition from the darkness of gloom and ignorance to the dawn of divine joy and knowledge.

Please see an attach file of 2011 Maha Shivratri Celebrated in Mansehra Shiv Temple, Pakistan

With Regards,
Rajesh Pandit (PHP Islamabad)
Sanjesh Sunny (PHP Karachi)

(Photo : 2011 Maha Shivratri Celebrated and Local Hindus standing in front of Shiv Temple in Mansehra, Pakistan)
(Photo : 2011 Maha Shivratri Celebrated in Mansehra Shiv Temple, Pakistan)
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 (Photo : Shiv Ling is in Mansehra Division Khabher Phaktun Khawha Pakistan. It is 10ft high above from earth. It is the highest Shivlingam in Pakistan)
 (Photo : Rajesh Pandit with local Hindu womens for 2011 Maha Shivratri Celebrated in Mansehra Shiv Temple, Pakistan)
 (Photo : Kids and women performing religious rites for 2011 Maha Shivratri Celebrated in Mansehra Shiv Temple, Pakistan)

Introduction : Rajesh Pandit is scholar, a teacher, particularly one skilled in Sanskrit and Hindu law, religion, music or philosophy and he is also active member of PHP Islambad based reporter.

Write us email if any more information is required at namastepakistan@gmail.com

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