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Maha Shivratri Celebrations, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

March 4 @ 10:30 am - March 6 @ 12:00 pm UTC+10

Shivratri is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Shivaratri is the most important festival for the millions of devotees of Lord Shiva. It is believed that a devotee who performs sincere worship of Lord Shiva on the auspicious day of Shivratri is absolved of sins and attains moksha.
It is also believed that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married on this day. Mahashivratri Festival is also considered to be an extremely significant festival by women. Married and unmarried women observe fast and perform Shiva Puja with sincerity to appease Goddess Parvati who is also regarded as ‘Gaura’ – one who bestows marital bliss and long and prosperous married life. Unmarried women also pray for a husband like Lord Shiva who is regarded as the ideal husband.

Program for Shivaratri Celebration

SMK opens at 10.30 AM till 12.30 Noon:

SMK reopens from 3.30 PM till Midnight
4.00 PM to 5.00 PM – Puja and Abhishek by Pt. Rajesh Tiwari
6.00 PM onwards – Devotees allowed to offer Milk Abkishek to Shivaling
5.00 PM to 11.30 PM – Bhajans with interludes of Puja and Abhishek as follows
6.00 PM to 7.00 PM – Namakam & Chamakam by Shri Vaideeswaran
7.00 PM to 7.30 PM – Arati
9.00 to 9.30 PM – Puja and Abhishek
11.30 PM to 12.00 Midnight – Puja and Arati


March 4 @ 10:30 am
March 6 @ 12:00 pm
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Australia 3166
Sankat Mochan Samiti Melbourne 1289a North Road, Huntingdale, Melbourne,
Victoria,, Australia
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