Hindus Across Metro Detroit Gather for Shivratri

February 14, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: Detroit Free Press


Hindus across metro Detroit gathered in temples this weekend to mark Shivratri, one of their holiest times of the year.

At the Bharatiya Temple in Troy, about 500 gathered today for special prayers and services followed by lunch. Similar services were held at temples over the past three days in Canton, Detroit, and Pontiac, among other cities.

Some stayed up late inside temples to maintain a vigil for Shivratri, which means Shiva's night.

"Shanti, Shanti, Shanti," worshippers recited today inside the Bharatiya Temple, which means in Sanskrit "Peace, Peace, Peace."