friday 16 February 2007 marked the celebration of 'Maha-Shivratri' at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London. The day began with the sacred abhishek of the Shivalinga performed by the sadhus.
Throughout the day, all visitors had the opportunity to offer bili-patra and perform abhishek of the Shivalingam. All had darshan of the Annakut in which many varieties of 'falahar' items were offered at the shrines of Ghanshyam Maharaj and Shiv-Parvati.
The ice Shivalinga on display at the Haveli entrance evoked memories of Amarnath in India where a natural ice Shivalinga exists.
In the evening assembly, the significance of Shivratri was explained in the discourses.