Mahã Šivarãtri Celebrations 2019 – Schedules

Mahã Šivarãtri Celebrations – Info and Schedules

March 1 (Friday) – March 5, 2019 (Tuesday)

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Šri Mahã Vallabha Ganapati Devasthãnam cordially invites you with your family and friends to participate in Mahã Sivarãtri Celebrations and offer prayers to Lord Šri Šiva for the welfare and prosperity of your family.

Mahã Šivarãtri Mahotsavam will be celebrated from March 1 (Friday) to March 5, 2019 (Tuesday). Special poojas, homams, abhishekams and rituals will be performed to Lord Šiva all these days.

The most auspicious All-Night Vigil during Mahã Šivarãtri begins at 4:00 pm on March 4th (Monday). The Temple will be open all night for devotees to join this highly spiritual celebrations to chant Šiva mantras, witness special abhishekams, alankarams and poojas and to offers prayers to Lord Šiva for peace, happiness and prosperity for one and all.

March 2nd (Saturday) at 4:00 PM – Devotees are encouraged to bring their children to participate in the special Šri Šiva Pooja by Children, where they can perform pooja for their own Šiva Lingas which may be taken home. 

For online sponsorship during Mahã Šivarãtri including Šri Šiva Pooja by Children please see: nyganeshtemple.org/sivaratri or contact the Temple Counter directly at: (718) 460-8484 ext. 112 

Click here to read Mahã Šivarãtri – Significance of the Rituals.

Mahã Šivarãtri Celebrations – Live Streaming

The All-Night Vigil will be streaming LIVE beginning at 4:00 PM on March 4 (Monday) until 6:00 AM on March 5 (Tuesday).

Devotees may view the live stream at: nyganeshtemple.org/tv or on Temple’s Facebook page at: facebook.com/nyganeshtemple and Temple’s YouTube channel at: youtube.com/nyganeshtemple

Mahã Šivarãtri Celebrations – Schedules

March 1st, 2019 (Friday)
8:00 am – Šri Mahã Ganapati Homam, Navagraha Homam, Poornãhuti, Hãrati.
9:30 am – Šri Šiva Abhishekam, Šri Rudra Trišati Nãma Archana, Hãrati.
5:00 pm – Kalaša Sthãpanam, Pooja, Šri Šiva Moola Mantra Japam & Homam. (1st Kãlam)
7:15 pm – Poornãhuti, Hãrati.

March 2nd, 2019 (Saturday)
8:00 am – Šri Šiva Moola Mantra Japam & Homam. (2nd Kãlam)
9:15 am – Poornãhuti, Hãrati.
9:30 am – Šri Šiva Abhishekam, Šri Rudra Trišati Nãma Archana, Hãrati.
4:00 pm – Šri Šiva Pooja by Children.
5:00 pm – Šri Šiva Moola Mantra Japam & Homam. (3rd Kãlam)
6:15 pm – 108 Spatika Linga Ashtottara Nãma Pooja.
7:15 pm – Poornãhuti, Hãrati.

March 3rd, 2019 (Sunday)
8:00 am – Šri Šiva Moola Mantra Japam & Homam. (4th Kãlam)
9:15 am – Poornãhuti, Hãrati.
9:30 am – Šri Šiva Abhishekam, Šri Rudra Trišati Nãma Archana.
4:30 pm – Mahã Pradosham, Abhishekam
5:00 pm – Šri Šiva Moola Mantra Japam & Homam. (5th Kãlam)
6:45 pm – Poornãhuti, Hãrati.

March 4th, 2019 (Monday) – Mahã Šivarãtri Day
8:00 am – Šri Šiva Moola Mantra Japam & Homam (6th Kãlam), Mahã Poornãhuti, Hãrati.
9:30 am – Šri Šiva Abhishekam, Šri Rudra Trišati Nãma Archana, Hãrati.

The All-Night Vigil – March 4th, 2019 (Monday)

Phase I – 4:00 pm 
4:00 pm – Mahãnyãsam
5:00 pm – Ekãdašavãra Rudrãbhishekam starts, Special Alankãram, Pooja, Hãrati.
7:15 pm – Šri Pãrvati Abhishekam, Pooja, Hãrati.

Phase II – 10:30 pm
**Bilva Samarpana Šloka Japam, Šri Šiva Abhishekam, Special Alankãram, Šri Rudra Trišati Nãma Archana, Hãrati.

Phase III – 1:00 am on March 5th (Tuesday)
*Šri Panchãkshara Mantra Japam, Šri Šiva Abhishekam,
Special Alankãram, Bilva Ashtottara Šata Nãma Archana, Hãrati.

Phase IV – 3:30 am on March 5th (Tuesday)
Šri Šiva Abhishekam, Special Alankãram, Pooja, Šri Nandi Abhishekam, Hãrati.

March 5th, 2019 (Tuesday)
5:00 pm – Šri Šiva Abhishekam, Sahasranãma Pooja, Hãrati.
7:15 pm – Šri Šiva-Šri Pãrvati Kalyãna Utsavam, Hãrati, Prasãdam.


**Bilva Samarpana Šloka Japam will be chanted during Abhishekem in Phase II.  Only those who attend the practice sessions will be eligible to be included in the Japa count.

*Šri Panchãkshara Mantra Japam will be chanted during Abhishekam in Phase III. ALL ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.

Friday, March 1st – Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
Scheduled Mahã Ganapati Suprabhãtam will be at 7:30 AM instead of 8:00 AM
Scheduled Šri Venkatešwara Suprabhãtam will be at 7:45 AM instead of 8:15 AM

Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019 – Scheduled Šri Durga Abhishekam will be at 9:30 AM instead of 4:30 PM. 

Monday, Mar. 4, 2019 – Scheduled Šri Šiva Abhishekam at 7:15 PM is cancelled. 

Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019 – Scheduled Šri Shanmukha Abhishekam will be at 5:00 PM instead of 7:15 PM


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