Shivrathri Celebrations

Upcoming Event
Friday, 21st February 2020 07:00 AM - Saturday, 22nd February 2020 05:30 AM
Shri Shirdi SaiBaba's Mandir 12-18 Princes Street, Onehunga, Auckland 1061
0800 524 724
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Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is the day Shiva was married to Parvati. The Maha Shivratrifestival, also popularly known as 'Shivratri' or 'Great Night of Lord Shiva', is observed on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha every year on the month of Falgun according to the Hindu calendar. Of the twelve Shivaratris in the year, the Maha Shivarathri is the most holy.

The festival is principally celebrated by offerings of Bael or golden apple or Bilva/Vilvam leaves to Lord Shiva, all-day fasting and an all-night-jagarana. All through the day, devotees chant "Om Namah Shivaya", a sacred Panchakshara mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva. 

Maha Shivratri is falling on Friday, 21st February 2020, which is the sixth one after the Grand opening. Temple will be open all through the day from 7 am for devotees to have darshan of Lord Shiva. 

Chaturyam  pujas ( 4 pujas of 1½  hour each ) will be performed from 8.30 pm till 5.30 am with half an hour break followed by Shivji  Aarati at 5.30 am on Tuesday the 22nd February, 2020

Since temple is open all through the night, Shej Aarati on Friday and Kakad Aarathi on Saturday (22nd February 2020) will not be performed.

Devotees can participate in Chaturyam Pujas at free of cost. 

Please come, participate and seek blessings from Lord Shiva and BABA on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri

Maha Prasad will be provided on the Friday evening on 21st February 2020.


All Dates

  • From Friday, 21st February 2020 07:00 AM to Saturday, 22nd February 2020 05:30 AM

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Temple Timings

Monday to Friday

  • 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday

  • 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Aarti Timings

  • 7:00 AM - Kakad Aarti
  • 7:30 AM - Abhishek for BABA, Lord Shiva and Navagrahas followed by Aarti for all deities
  • 12:00 Noon -Madhyana Aarti
  • 5:45 PM - Aarti for all deities
  • 6:00 PM - Dhoop Aarti
  • 8:30 PM - Shej Aarti

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12 - 18 Princes Street
Onehunga, Auckland - 1061
Tel:  0800 JAI SAI (0800 524 724)
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P.O. Box: 16142
Sandringham Auckland,
New Zealand.