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Region 8 - Aberdeen Mahashivarathri Celebrations

Mahashivarathri was celebrated in Aberdeen in collaboration with the Aberdeen Hindu Association (AHA) on 20th February at the Best Western Hotel.

Preparations included bhajan practice, mantra chanting with the devotees/members of the AHA. The programme commenced at 6.30 pm with Vedic chanting - Namakam/Chamakam - followed by Shiva Pooja. Children from both the Sai Organisation and the AHA chanted Shivopaasana Mantra. This was followed by Bhajans/Lingaashtakam. There were equal numbers of participants from both organisations.

One member from the AHA, Dr. Senthil, spoke on the significance of Mahashivarathri. The programme concluded with Aarthi. The programme was well attended with over 100 devotees.