Mahashivratri celebrated in Greater Boston

Aarti To Lord Shiva
Aarti To Lord Shiva

BOSTON: Mahashivaratri was celebrated with great zeal and religious fervor at the Shivalaya Temple of Greater Boston on Monday March 7 with over 800 devotees of all ages participating.

The Rudra Abhishekams were performed for every 30 minutes between 7 am to 6 pm and worship was conducted. The temple witnessed heavy rush from early morning. In the evening, Shiva Tandava Nritya, Shiva Kalyanam and Bhajans were organized as part of cultural programs of the celebration.

Children presented an amazing Tandava Nritya performance wearing masks and wigs. Pleasant Shiva Bhajans were sung by Shri Mohanji and his family members.

Temple priest Pandit Jay Narayan Badal performed all day Abhishekams with Vedic rituals and mantras without showing any exhaustion. He also performed Shiva Kalyanam with all the Vivah rituals. Devotees sang Punjabi melodious Shiva Vivah songs in chorus and created a special spiritual atmosphere in the shrine. Chiragji put all the programs together very agreeably and nicely.

The temple arranged delicious Maha Prasadam for all the devotees and special Prasadam to those devotees who were observing fast. Sudarshanji, Subhas Bansalji and Duttji controlled the crowd with a big smile on their face. Prem Chawla, Vedaji, Harkirth Singh and team served Maha Prasad to everyone very lovingly.

Temple president Vijay Kumar Sethiji thanked generously all the devotees for making this event a memorable and outstanding one. He appreciated and thanked all the volunteers of the temple who worked hard with great dedication and commitment.

Geetha Patil

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