Maha Shivrathri celebration at Kent Ayyappa Temple in Gillingham – UKMALAYALEE

Maha Shivrathri celebration at Kent Ayyappa Temple in Gillingham

Thursday 16 February 2023 7:52 AM UTC

GILLINGHAM (Kent) Feb 16: Shivratri is a Hindu festival which is celebrated by people following Hinduism across the globe. People often fast on the night of Shivratri and sing hymns and praises in the name of Lord Shiva. It is believed that the people who fast on this night and offer prayers to Lord Shiva bring good luck into their life.

Kent Ayyappa Temple celebrates Maha Shivarathri on Saturday 18 th February, 2023 from 6.00 pm until 6:00 am on Sunday 19 th February 2023. The monthly Shri Ayyappa Pooja will commence at 5:00 PM on Saturday 18 th February, 2023.

Special rituals and Poojas will include Ganapathihomam, Sanidosha Pariharapooja, Neeranjanam, Kalashapooja, Neyyabhishekam, Ayyappabhajana, Deeparadhana, Padipooja, Vilakkupooja, Harivarasanam and Annadanam.

Devotees participating in Vilakku pooja are requested to bring Nila Vilakku (Puja oil Lamp), Nalikeram (Coconut) and Pooja Pushpam (Flower bunch). The devotees who would like to perform Sanidosha Parihara Pooja (Neeranjanam), are requested to bring a coconut. The Ayyappa Pooja event is open to all regardless of religion.

Priest Venkitesh Swami from Bristol will conduct the main Ayyappa special poojas.

Temple Address : Medway Hindu Mandir, Kent Ayyappa Temple, 361 Canterbury Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 5XS.

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Tel: 07985 245890 / 07507 766652 / 07838 170203 / 07478 728555 / 07973 151975

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