Saturday, the 18th February 2023 &
Sunday, the 19th February 2023
girīndrātmajā saṅgṛhītārdhadehaṃ girau saṃsthitaṃ sarvadāpanna geham |parabrahma brahmādibhir-vandyamānaṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe
kapālaṃ triśūlaṃ karābhyāṃ dadhānaṃ padāmbhoja namrāya kāmaṃ dadānam |balīvardhamānaṃ surāṇāṃ pradhānaṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe
śaraccandra gātraṃ gaṇānandapātraṃ trinetraṃ pavitraṃ dhaneśasya mitram |aparṇā kaḷatraṃ sadā saccaritraṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe
haraṃ sarpahāraṃ citā bhūvihāraṃ bhavaṃ vedasāraṃ sadā nirvikāraṃ|śmaśāne vasantaṃ manojaṃ dahantaṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe
I pray You, Siva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who has a garland of skull around the neck, Who has a net of snakes around His body, Who is the destroyer of the immense-destroyer Kala, Who is the lord of Ganesa, Whose matted-hair are spread-out by the presence of the waves of Ganga falling on His head, and Who is the Lord of everyone.
I pray You, Siva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who scatters happiness [in the world], Who is ornating the universe, Who is the immense universe Himself, Who is possessing the adornment of ashes, Who is without a beginning, Who is without a measure, Who removes the greatest attachments, and Who is the Lord of everyone.
I pray You, Siva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who resides below a Vata (Banyan) tree, Who possesses an immense laughter, Who destroys the greatest sins, Who is always resplendent, Who is the Lord of Himalaya, various Gana and the demi-gods, Who is the great Lord, and Who is the Lord of everyone.
I pray You, Siva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who shares half of His body with the daughter of Himalaya, Who is situated in a mountain (Kailasa), Who is always a resort for the depressed, Who is the Atman, Who is reverred by (or Who is worthy of reverence by) Brahma and others, and Who is the Lord of everyone.
Maha Shivaratri is an annual festival dedicated to the Lord Shiva. The celebration includes maintaining an all-night vigil and prayers, which is marked as “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in one’s life and the world through Shiva. According to the legend, Maha Shivaratri was the day when Lord SHIVA drank poisonous negativity to protect the world. “Om Namah Shivaya”, the sacred mantra of Shiva, is chanted throughout the day & night.
18th Februay 2023
04.00 to 05.30 PM Abhishekam for Sri Nandikeswarar and Sri Chandramouliswarar, Alankaram and Maha Deeparadhanai.
06.00 to 09.30 PM – 1st Kala Shivaratri Poojas ; Ekadasa Rudra Jabam; Abhishekam, Alankaram & Maha Deeparadhanai.
11.30 PM to 12.30 AM – 2nd Kala Shivaratri Poojas; Rudra Parayanam, Abhishekam, Alankaram & Maha Deeparadhanai.
19th Februay 2023
01.00 AM to 02.30 AM – 3rd Kala Shivaratri Poojas ; Rudra Parayanam, Abhishekam, Alankaram & Maha Deeparadhanai.
03.30 AM to 05.00 AM– 4th Kala Shivaratri Poojas ; Rudra Parayanam, Abhishekam, Alankaram & Maha Deeparadhanai.