Maha Shivaratri

The festival of Maha Shivaratri is celebrated by Jagatguru Vamacharya Sewak Sanjaynath since year 1989 at Raxaul with great pomp and show.When the Sewak Sanjaynath Tantrik Kali Mandir was built in 1993 since then the great Maha Shivaratri celebrations at the temple are one of its own kind in all over North Bihar.

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From morning 6 AM devotees start gathering in the temple premises. An Akhand rudrabhishek (Continuous Shiva Lingam Bathing), Akhand astayaam (Continuous Chanting Shiva Mantra), Akhand bhandara (Continuous Feast for devotees) is organised by the Sewak Sanjaynath Kali Trust.

Every year on Maha Shivaratri a procession is also organized. In the Procession there is a display of Lord Shiva’s family and also the Shiva Barat is portrayed.God and Goddesses Vishnu, Laxmi, Brahma and Saraswati are also enacted by Sewak Sanjaynath Kali Nyas Vidhalay students in the procession.

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There is a belief that couples who are not able to give birth to a male child, when comes to this temple on Maha Shivaratri and attend the Akhand Rudrabhishek for the whole night. They are blessed by Lord Shiva’s blessing and soon are able to give birth to the desired baby.
Also those people who have Kaal Sarp Dosh in their Kundali, if donate Golden or silver Snake in the temple, their sufferings and doshas are removed.

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There is a huge crowd for viewing the famous BHASMA ARTI done by Jagatguru Vamacharya himself on Maha Shivaratri. During Bhasma Arti the shiv lingam is bathed by holy Ganges water, Milk, Curd, Ghee, Honey and Sugar. After this the Shiva Singaar is done by using silver patr, flowers, colors, ornaments etc. Then the Bhasma arti is performed. This type of Bhasma Arti is done only at two temples all over the world. One is at Maha Kaal Temple Ujjain and other is only at Sewak Sanjaynath Tantrik Kali Mandir.