Gallery...

Maha Shivratri 2016
  
 

 

 

  Maha Shivaratri or Shivratri Utsav is a famous Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the Trimurtis in Hinduism. Sivaratri, which literally means “Great Night of Shiva” or "Night of Siva”, is observed on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha on the month of Phalgun (February – March) in the Hindu Calendar. Mahashivaratri is celebrated on the night before Amavasya, the night before and day of the new moon.
Maha Shivratri Legends
There are numerous interesting legends associated with Maha Shivaratri festival. 
Rudra Tandav 
According to Rudra Tandava, it was on the Shivaratri night Lord Shiva performed the ‘Tandava Nrithya’ – the cosmic dance of primeval creation, preservation and destruction.

Divine Wedding 
Another popular legend is that, Shivrathri marks the divine wedding day of Parvathi Devi and Lord Shiva.

Linga Purana 
According to Linga Purana, Lord Shiva manifested himself as the 12 Jyotirlingas (lingams of light) on Shivaratri Day.

 

 
 
Sant Shree Hirjibapa's 40th Nirvan Tithi Akhand Dhun

 

 

On the 40th Anniversary of Sant Shri Hirjibapa's Nirvan Tithi we held akhand dhun program in the Mandir in his memory.  Mr Pragjibhai Ladwa and his Lord Vishnu Bhajan Mandal recited Ram Nam dhun all day long followed by maha prasad.

 
 
Tulsi Vivah 2015
 

 

 

 On the Auspicious occasion of Wedding of Bhagwan Shaligram and MataTulsi Vrands at our Mandir on Sunday 22nd November. Bhagwan shaligram jaan came fromPeterborough Mandir.

 
 
Holy Month of Shravan 2015
 

 

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Holy Month of Shravan begins on Saturday 15 August 2015. Mahamrutnyujay Mantra will be recited 108 times every morning after the Aarti at 11:00 a.m. for the whole month. During the Mantra recital Haribhaktas will be able to perform milk abhishek on Mahadev Shivlinga
 
 
Guru Purnima Programme 2015
     

 

   

GURU PURNIMA MAHOTSAV

 SATURDAY 1-8-2015 AND SUNDAY 2-8-2015

 

By the grace of Shree RadhaKrushna, Shree Ram Parivar, Shree Amba Mataji, Shree Shiv Parivar, Shree Ganeshji and Shree Hanumanji Maharaj and the blessings of all Sant Mahatmas, GURU PURNIMA MAHOTSAV was celebrated in our Luton Hindu Mandir.

Pujya Bhaktaraj Shree PRAGJIBHAI LADWA accompanied by SHREE VISHNU LORD CO. BHAJAN MANDAL, deciples of Sant Shree HIRJIBAPA and other Sants arrived from several towns and grace the occasion with Satsang, Bhajan, Dhun and Kirtan. 
 
 
Purshottam Maas Katha 2015
     

 

     
 

 

Maha Shivratri 2015
  
   Maha Shivaratri or Shivratri Utsav is a famous Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the Trimurtis in Hinduism. Sivaratri, which literally means “Great Night of Shiva” or "Night of Siva”, is observed on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha on the month of Phalgun (February – March) in the Hindu Calendar. Mahashivaratri is celebrated on the night before Amavasya, the night before and day of the new moon.
Maha Shivratri Legends
There are numerous interesting legends associated with Maha Shivaratri festival. 
Rudra Tandav 
According to Rudra Tandava, it was on the Shivaratri night Lord Shiva performed the ‘Tandava Nrithya’ – the cosmic dance of primeval creation, preservation and destruction.

Divine Wedding 
Another popular legend is that, Shivrathri marks the divine wedding day of Parvathi Devi and Lord Shiva.

Linga Purana 
According to Linga Purana, Lord Shiva manifested himself as the 12 Jyotirlingas (lingams of light) on Shivaratri Day.
 
 
Holi Festival 2015
 


Holi is the Hindu festival of colors. It is celebrated at the end of the winter season, on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna.

Holi is observed with great fanfare by Hindus all over the world. Holi celebrationsbegin on the eve of the festival with bonfires and prayers. On the day of Holi, people throw colored powder and liquids at each other. A common greeting during this time is, "Happy Holi."

The celebration of Holi is recounted in Hindu sacred texts and stories that have passed from generation to generation. Holi commemorates the miraculous story of Prahlada, a young boy and a devoted follower o thef Hindu god Vishnu. According to Hindu texts, Prahlada was born to Hiranyakashipu, the king of demons. Unable to tolerate Prahlada's devotion to Lord Vishnu, Hiranyakashipu attempted to kill his son several times by poisoning him, throwing him from the top of a mountain, etc. but failed each time. Finally, he ordered his son to sit on a pyre on the lap of his demoness sister, Holika, who was protected from fire burning her. Prahlada accepted his father's command and survived unharmed from the fire while Holika burned to death. The burning of Holika gave rise to the tradition of lighting bonfires on Holi eve. Holi also celebrates the immortal love of the divine couple, Radha and Krishna. And Holi immortalizes the story of Kama, the Hindu god of love, his incineration to death by Lord Shiva, restoration and his love and sacrifice for all. These are three of the most popular stories, and as with most Hindu festivals, the stories vary slightly in different parts of India.

 
 
Ram Navami Festival 2013

 

  Ram Navami (??? ????) is a Hindu festival, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha and QueenKausalya of Ayodhya. Ram is the 7th incarnation of the Dashavatara of Vishnu.[2][3][4] Years later Lord Rama was married to Sita on the Vivaha Panchami.  The Rama Navami festival falls in the Shukla Pakshaon the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar. Thus it is also known as Chaitra Masa Suklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra-Navratricelebrations.  
 
Shravan Maas Coach Trip 2014

 

  Shravan Maas Coach Trip to Bournemouth seaside and Southampton Temple  
 
Krishna Janmashtami Festival 2014

 

  Krishna Janmashtami (????? ?????????? k???a janma??ami), also known as KrishnashtamiSaatam AathamGokulashtamiAshtami RohiniSrikrishna Jayanti,sometimes merely as Janmashtami, is an annual commemoration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu  
 
Samuh Satyanarayan Katha Programme 2014
 

 

   Samuh Shree Satyanarayan Katha held in Shravam mass 2014  
 
Luton Yuvak Mandan Bhajan Programme 2014
 

 

   Luton Yuvak  Mandal performing thier Bhajan programme in Hindu Mandir, Luton for the very first time on 6th September 2014  
   
Navratri Festival 2014  
     

 

    Navratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of a Hindu deity Shakti. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped. The 10th day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or "Dussehra."  
   
 National Seva Day 2013   
    

 

  Sewa Day is a wonderfully powerful concept that we are honoured and privileged to be a part of. Once again this year we prepared food and served food to the homeless people at Noah's Enterprise in Luton. Our sincerest hope is that the success of Sewa Day continues to go from strength to strength, growing within our communities but ultimately within our daily lives to really "BE THE CHANGE".  
 
  Karva Chauth 2013  
    
   The day of Karva Chauth is celebrated mostly amongst the entire North Indian community settled either in India and other parts of the world. The most important aspect of this day is that a dawn to dusk fast is undertaken by the North Indian ladies and seeing the moon they finally break the fast. The Karva Chauth fast is unique perhaps because nowhere in the world does a wife go without food or water just to pray for the longevity and well-being of her husband.  

© Hindu Mandir & Community Centre  | Contact us:  info@hindumandir-luton.org  

 
Designed & Hosted by Next Up Local