Shiva Ratri Pujas
Shiva Ratri is a holiday on the “No Moon Day” (before each New Moon). It is the most important day of the month to honor Shiva and receive the blessings of spiritual growth and inner silence and peace.
Dates in 2017: (Shiva Ratri & Hanuman Puja), Nov. 16 and Dec. 15.
Dates in 2018: (Shiva Ratri & Hanuman Puja), Jan. 14, Feb. 13 (Maha Shiva Ratri – look under Celebrations for full schedule); Mar. 15, Apr. 13, May 13, June 11, July 11, Aug. 9, Sept. 7, Oct. 7, Nov. 5 and Dec. 5.
Skanda Sashti Pujas
Dates shown below, 6-6:30 pm
Skanda Sashti is a monthly holiday marking the bright fortnight – Sashti Pithi. It is a day to celebrate Skanda, the younger brother of Ganesha and the nephew of Narada. Skanda goes by many names including Lord Muruga, Kartikeya, Kumara, Shanmukha and Subramanyam. Skanda is an embodiment of youthful valor and strength, happiness and knowledge. Shiva Mandir will hold a special evening puja honoring Skanda for the protection and well-being of all.
Dates in 2017: Nov. 24 and Dec. 23.
Dates in 2018: Jan. 22, Feb. 20, Mar. 22, Apr. 20, May 19, June 18, July 17, Aug. 15, Sept. 14, Oct. 14, Nov. 12 and Dec. 12.
Sri Lalita Pujas
The Full Moon brings an increase in Mother Divine energy. Performing a Lalita puja and learning the recitation of Lalita Sahasranaama (1008 names of Mother Divine) will increase spiritual and physical energy and bring blessings of abundance. This observance is facilitated by Julie Lear, an advanced student of Vedic Studies. This group meets near or on the Full Moon of each month. Contact Shiva Sai Mandir, 303-722-3658, to confirm meeting date and time.
[NOTE: If you can’t find a specific puja on this page or need more information, check the Celebrations link for a complete list of pujas in 2017.]
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