Significance of Shivarathri
Festival of Mahashivaratri has tremendous significance in Hinduism. According to sacred scriptures, ritual worship of Lord Shiva on Shivratri festival that falls on the 14th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Phalgun pleases Lord Shiva the most. This fact is said to have been declared by Lord Shiva himself, when his consort Parvati asked him as to which ritual performed by his devotees pleases him the most. Even till date, devotees of Lord Shiva perform the ritual worship of Shivratri with care and devotion. They observe day and nigh fast and give sacred bath to Shiva Linga with honey, milk, water etc. Hindus consider it extremely auspicious to worship Lord Shiva on a Shivaratri as it is believed that worship of Lord Shiva with devotion and sincerity absolves a devotee of past sins. The devotee reaches the abode of Lord Shanker and lives there happily. He is also liberated from the cycle of birth and death and attains moksha or salvation..
09.00AM: Sri KUBERA LINGA ABHISHEKAM (1 KAALAM)
9:45 AM: Chandra hora Sri Rudra homam
11.30 AM: Poornahuthi
12.00 (noon): SOMASUNDARA SHIVA LINGA ABHISHEKAM(SECOND KAALAM)
5:30 pm: sarva dosha nivarana peetham archana
06.30 PM: GANAPATHY POOJA,KALASA POOJA,108 Marakatha(emerald )linga puja
07.00 PM; EKADASA RUDRA ABHISHEKAM FOR SRI SOMASUNDARA LINGESWARA SWAMY (3rd KAALAM) SRI RUDRA M & CHAMAKAM CHANTING by a group of devotees along with priests and ABHISHEKAM BY PRIESTS.
Simultaneosly, devotees themselves can also perform abhishekam of another Bhaktha Shiva Lingam placed at the North side of Temple near Venkateswara Sannidhi.
07.30 PM: HIMA LINGA POOJA (Ice Lingam -Near raja gopuram)
08.00 PM: DEEPA(108) LINGA POOJA ( Front of Amman Sannidhi)
09.45 PM: Sri rudra kramaarchana followed by ARATHI
Hima Linga Pooja and Deepa Jyothir Linga Pooja will take place during time specified when the Ekadasa Rudra Abhishekam is still going on
10:00 PM: Bhajans or dwadasha jyothirlinga darshanam (video) dr Ravi kumar has to co-ordinate
11.00 PM: 108 shanka puja followed by 108 shankha abhishekam for Sri KUBERA SHIVA LINGA (4th KAALAM)
12:00 mid night : DEEPARADHANA , PRASADAM