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Maha Shivratri Celebrations

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

Join us for Sri Maha Shivratri Celebrations!

We are delighted to extend our heartfelt invitation to you and your family to join us in the auspicious observance of Sri Maha Shivratri, a sacred festival dedicated to Lord Shiva, the supreme deity of cosmic transformation and benevolence.

Event Highlights:

  • Shiva Abhishekam: Participate in the divine ritual of bathing the sacred lingam with offerings of milk, honey, and other auspicious substances, invoking the blessings of Lord Shiva for inner peace and spiritual growth.
  • Shiva Puja and Archana: Engage in special puja rituals and offer prayers to Lord Shiva, seeking his divine grace and protection from all adversities.
  • Rudra Havan: Experience the purifying and transformative power of the sacred fire ceremony (havan) as we chant the potent Rudram hymn dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • Vedic Chants and Bhajans: Immerse yourself in the enchanting vibrations of Vedic chants and devotional songs, glorifying the glory and magnificence of Lord Shiva.
  • Maha Mangala Aarti: Join us in the grand aarti ceremony, where we offer our heartfelt reverence and devotion to Lord Shiva amidst the divine ambiance.
  • Dress Code: Traditional Attire, preferably in shades of white or blue symbolizing purity and tranquility.

Let us unite in devotion and reverence as we commemorate Sri Maha Shivratri, seeking the divine blessings of Lord Shiva for peace, prosperity, and spiritual enlightenment.

Thank you, and we eagerly await the honor of your presence.

Om Namah Shivaya!




March 8
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Pooja Committee


Sri Maha Saraswathi Hindu Temple
2130 County Rd 1000 E
Champaign, IL 61822 United States
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Sponsorships, Participation, and Blessed Prasadam

If you would like to help sponsor the festival or participate in the puja yourself, please do consider from the available sponsorships. Sponsorships help to cover the cost of fruits, milk, ghee, flowers and garlands offered during the puja and abhishekam. In gratitude for your kind offering, we will give you blessed and energized prasadam from the event.

For sponsorship of Abhisekham or Archana, please reach out to our Temple Priest Sharma Ji at 630-247-0173 or email to htcscipooja@gmail.com.

For some sponsorships, we will include your name in the sankalpam chanted before the event. The sankalpam is a Sanskrit statement recited before any major puja or homam. When your name is recited in the sankalpam, it creates a subtle energetic bond between you and the puja or homam, bringing divine blessings to you and your family.

All sponsors receive blessed and energized prasadam from the event. Blessed prasadam usually includes small packets of kumkum and/or vibhuti as well as special items like a blessed thread, yajna raksha, or other holy items.

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