On Wednesday 18 February 2004,
the auspicious festival of 'Maha-shivratri' was celebrated
in a grand way at the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden.
Over 60 'falahar' items were offered to the sacred images
of Shiv and Parvati.
A grand abhishek of the Shivling was
performed with Vedic chanting by the sadhus. Thousands of
devotees had the darshan of the ice Shivling and were given
the opportunity to perform the abhishek with milk and bilipatras
of the Shivling guided by priests.