Devotee Visit Schedule
Temple will be open throughout the night - for all four Kaalas (in compliance with Prince George’s County COVID-19 protocols)
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, procedures are modified for the course of the Maha Sivaratri day and night, to accommodate as many devotees as possible to visit and have darshan in a safe manner. Devotees/Visitors will be allowed only for a 15 minute darshan and NOT allowed to remain at the temple for the entire night and/or Kaala pujas. Please note, the entire event will be livestreamed online.
Our utmost concern is the safety of the devotees, volunteers, priests & temple staff - we seek your cooperation, so that we may manage this event safely and efficiently.
Mandatory Online Registration for Devotee Darshan
Devotees will be allowed to visit for a 15 minute Darshan throughout the night (all four Kaalas); however, online registration will be mandatory! If you cannot register for a visit during the First Kaala Puja - please consider registering and visiting during any of the other Kaala Pujas during the night. Sanchara Linga (Atma Linga) will be available during the visit. Online Registration for Sivaratri Day/night will open on March 4, 2021 9:00 PM. An email notification will be sent out with the link for online registration
Note: No darshan between the following time slots:
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
10:00 PM to 10:30 PM
1:15 AM to 1:30 AM
Samashti Sankalpam for Sivaratri Puja Sponsorships, Archanas will be livestreamed. Devotees can participate in the livestreamed Sankalpam
Devotees are requested to sponsor online for all Pujas, Archana; Sankalpam will be taken on the devotee’s behalf before the abhishekam. Samashti Sankalpam will be available at the below noted hours:
1:30 AM (Friday, March 12)
4:30 AM (Friday, March 12)
Do NOT bring any offerings (fruits, milk, flowers, honey, Ghee, etc.) for Abhishekam or Neivedyam (prasadam) - NO EXCEPTIONS!
Please consider donating online for the procurement of Puja/Abhishekam materials, flowers, and fruits, etc.