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Shiva Ratri 2013

ShivaSunday, March 10, 2013

Join us at the Centre for Shiva Ratri, an all-night vigil of chanting and prayer.

The day begins in the morning with the making of 1008 clay lingams, representing sahasrara chakra, the lotus of a thousand petals. The evening celebration will begin at sundown (6:30 pm) with arati, followed by kirtan to Shiva, mantra yoga, stories and asanas. There will be two pujas, one at midnight and one around 5 am, ending with arati. Then the lingams are carried to the pond and offered into the water.

If you are planning to make lingams and offer at one or both pujas, you must begin your fast by Saturday 8am and continue through the all-night Shiva Ratri celebration.

For further information, to register for a room, to sign up for lingam making or offering at either the midnight or 5 am puja, please contact Rajani: or 250-537-9537.

There is no charge, but a donation to cover costs would be appreciated.

We hope you will join us! All are welcome.

Learn more about Shiva and Shiva Ratri here.