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Shiva Ratri Fire Puja

  • Kashi Ashram 11155 Roseland Road Sebastian, FL, 32958 United States (map)

The fire puja is celebrating the night of Lord Shiva. This puja will be led by Swami Dhumavati

Join us for the experience of a fire puja, or hawan, an ancient Hindu ceremony used for purification and cleansing. At Kashi we have fire pujas throughout the year, often as a celebration of a holy person’s birthday or to honor a particular god or goddess. The ceremonies are full of rich symbology, color and sound.

The fire pit, or dhuni, is beautifully decorated with colored sand for each puja. A pujari performs the puja, along with 3 or 4 assistants. During the ritual, the pujari offers a ladle of ghee, or clarified butter, and pours it on the fire, reciting one of the 108 names of the Mother. Everyone then throws in a handful of seeds into the fire as an offering, chanting Swaha, meaning “may it be so”. 

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