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Shivaratri Celebration in Om Ashram

On the auspicious night of 13 February 2018, Mahashivaratri was celebrated in Jadan Ashram.

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The program of Rudra Abhishek took place in the Shiva Mandir (temple).

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Rudra Abhishek is a ceremony where the Shiva Lingam is ritually bathed in water, milk etc. during which time the Pandits (priests) recite mantras.

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After the bathing, the Shiva Lingam is decorated in various ways.

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There were a total four ceremonies that took place during the night, each of them lasting for almost two hours.

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Various items which are used in the puja.

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Outside of the temple children were singing bhajans.

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Swami Premanand and Swami Phulpuri also took part in the puja.

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After each puja, prayer was sung, and the whole program finished in the morning with Shiva Arati.