BOSTON. TX — Mahashivaratri was celebrated with great zeal and religious fervor at the Shivalaya Temple of Greater Boston on March 7. More than 800 devotees of all age groups thronged the shrine to participate in Rudra Abhishekams and offered worship. The temple witnessed heavy rush from early morning.
In the evening, Shiva Tandava Nritya, Shiva Kalyanam and Bhajans were also organized as part of cultural programs of the celebration. Children presented an amazing Tandava Nritya performance with all appropriate characters by wearing masks and wigs. Pleasant Shiva Bhajans were sung by Shri Mohan ji and his family members.
Temple priest Pandit Jay Narayan Badal Ji performed Abhishekams with all 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. Shri Chirag put all the programs together very agreeably and nicely. He appreciated temple children’s interest and enthusiasm.
The temple arranged delicious Maha Prasadam to all the devotees and special Prasadam to those devotees who were observing fasting. Shri Sudarshan Ji, Shri Subhas Bansal Ji and Shri Dutt Ji, Shri Prem Chawla, Shri Veda Ji, Shri Harkirth Singh and team served Maha Prasad .
Temple president Shri Vijay Kumar Selhi Ji 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.