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Mahashivratri Mela 2024

Join us for a grand celebration of Mahashivratri Mela on Mar 8th -  10th, 2024 at Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas, Allen!

Mahashivratri is one of the most devotional festivals celebrated in India and by people of Indian origin around the world. The word “Maha” means big or huge, “Ratri” means night and Shiv ji is the Lord in whom souls seek refuge. Thus, Mahashivratri is very significant for spiritual aspirants. On this evening and night, devotees engage in intense sadhana to enhance their spiritual growth. 

Mahashivratri is also the occasion of the wedding of Shiv-Parvati. It symbolizes Mother Parvati's selfless devotion to Lord Shiva. For her sake, Lord Shiva transformed from his terrifying form into the beautiful Lord Chandrasekhar for the wedding. Read more

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CST Time


Friday, March 8th 10:00 am, 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM
  • Samuhik Shiv Milk Abhishek

11:30 am, 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm (LIVE)

  • Samuhik Shiv Maha Pooja & Rudrabhishek

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 


  • Kirtans
  • Rudrashtakam
  • Om Namah Shivaya Chanting
  • Mahamrityunjay Mantra Chanting
10:00 pm- 10:30 pm (LIVE)
  • Cultural Program
10:30 pm- 4:00 am (next day) (LIVE)
  • Shivratri Jagran
  • Shiv Pooja & Abhishek (4:00 AM - 6:00 AM)
Saturday, March 9th

10 am - 11 am (LIVE)

  • Shivratri Special Online Interactive session
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Shivling Pooja
  • Cultural Program
  • Youth-Led Om Namah Shivaya Chanting (5:00 PM) [LIVE]
  • Kanwar Yatra (from 5:30 pm)
Sunday, March 10th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (LIVE)
  • Shivratri Special Satsang
  • Mahaprasad

Please note the program will be in the Radha Krishna Temple, and some of the activities will be broadcast LIVE as well.


IST Time


Friday, March 8th

5:30 am - 9:30 am 


  • Bhajans
  • Rudrashtakam
  • Om Namah Shivaya Chanting
  • Mahamrityunjay Mantra Chanting
Saturday, March 9th

9:30 pm -10:30 pm


  • Shivratri Special Online Interactive session

Program Highlights



Akhand Kirtan



Shiv Poojan 



Om Namah Shivay Chanting

Ratri Jagran on Friday


Shivratri Special Satsang


Cultural Programs


Kanwar Yatra



Shivratri Jagran  

Friday 8th March,  10:00 pm - 6 am CST

(Note : Temple gates closed between 10 pm to 6am CST. For safety purposes cars can come inside the gates before 10pm only.)


The Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas (Allen) will host a blissful Shivratri Jagran with kirtans on Friday Mar 8th starting from 10:30 pm - 4:00 AM.

After Kirtans, Shiv Pooja & Abhishek will be there till 6:00 PM 


  • Kirtans
  • Om Namah Shivaya Chanting
  • Mahamrityunjay Chanting

Please note that temple gate will remain open till 11:00 PM in the night for people to come and join the Shivratri Jagran.

And then temple gate will be closed at 11:00 PM and will open again at 6:00 AM (next day) after the Kirtan.

24 hour akhand Kirtans at Radha Krishna Temple



Kanwar Yatra  

Saturday 9th March,  5:30 pm CST


Experience the profound spirituality and unwavering devotion of Kanwar Yatra for Mahashivratri. This sacred pilgrimage symbolizes the unbreakable bond between devotees and Lord Shiva, as they embark on a journey of faith and endurance. By participating in Kanwar Yatra, you invite immense blessings, personal well-being, fulfillment of desires, and spiritual progress into your life.

Carrying the Kanwar, a shoulder pole adorned with pots filled with holy water, you become part of a timeless tradition that dates back to ancient Hindu mythology. The water held in these pots is believed to be highly potent and is used to perform Abhishekam (ritual bathing) of the Shivalinga in temples.

The roots of Kanwar Yatra lie in the legend of the churning of the ocean (Samudra Manthan), where Lord Shiva consumed the poison (Halahala) to protect the universe. Witnessing Lord Shiva's act of sacrifice, devotees offer Abhishekam with holy water to cool his throat. Another legend associates Kanwar Yatra with Lord Ram, who carried water from the holy Ganga to perform Abhishekam for Lord Shiva.

As a Kanwariya, you undertake this sacred journey without ever placing the Kanwar on the ground. With each step towards the Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas, you deepen your connection with divinity. On reaching the temple, where a Pran Pratishtith Shiva Lingam awaits, you conclude your spiritual odyssey by offering Jal Abhishekam.

Kanwar Yarta in Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas

Join countless devotees on this transformative pilgrimage and immerse yourself in the divine energy of Mahashivratri. Experience the power of unwavering devotion and receive blessings that will resonate in your life forever.

First time in USA at the Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas - Kanwar Yatra on Maha Shivratri Mela 2024

Date: March 9th 2024, 5:30 PM CST

Don't miss your chance to carry a Kanwar to earn special blessing of Shiva. Participate in Kanwar yatra with other Kanwarias, Shiv ganas and Shiva.

If you want to carry a Kanwar Register Today. Kanwar will be provided by temple to carry in Yatra. Seva for that is $51.

Register Here for carrying the Kanwar


Seva Opportunities


Seva Opportunities

USA & All Other ($)

India (Rs)

Grand Sponsor $2,501 Rs.51,000
Mukhya Yajman $1,501 Rs.30,001
Pramukh Yajman $1,001 Rs.20,001
Yajman for Each Day $501 Rs.10,001
Mahaprasad $301 Rs.6,001
Fruits & Flowers $101 Rs.2,001

Seva Opportunities

USA & All Other ($)

India (Rs)

Kanwar Yatra (for carrying the Kanwar) $51 Rs.1,001
Poornahuti $51 Rs.1,001
Samuhik Shiv Pooja $51 Rs.1,001
Aarti & Archana $25 Rs.501
Rudra Abhishek $21 Rs.401
Belpatra & flower plate $5 Rs.101


Seva Opportunities - USD   Seva Opportunities - INR



Inviting Vendors


Celebrate MahaShivratri with Us & Showcase Your Products!

The Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas is hosting its annual MahaShivratri Mela on March 8th (6-10pm) and March 9th (11am-8pm) and we're looking for non-food vendors to join the festivities!

This is a fantastic opportunity to: 

  • Connect with a large and engaged audience
  • Showcase your products to the local community 
  • Be part of a vibrant cultural celebration

Limited spots are available, so don't wait!

Vendor fees:

  • $125/day
  • $175 for both days

Interested? Contact us today!

Email:, Call: 469-795-9130

MahaShivratri Mela in Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas


Annual Sponsors & Community Partners


Thank You for your continued and much-appreciated support to Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas. 
Contact the temple at (972) 527-6195 for additional information on becoming a sponsor.


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Mahashivratri is a popular Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Shiva. The name “Mahashivratri” is associated with that night when Shiva performs the “Tandav”, the great dance of Lord Shiva.


The Mahashivratri celebrations will be held at the Radha Krishna Temple from March 8th 2024 to March 10th 2024.

Devotees can participate both from the comfort of home or participate in person at the temple. Register here to receive virtual login instructions.


The highlights of the Mahashivratri celebrations are:

  • Shivratri Jagran
  • Rudrabhishek
  • Mahamruthyunjay chanting
  • Om Namah Shivaya Chanting
  • Shiv Parvati Vivah
  • Cultural program


Shivratri Jagran is the ritualistic and auspicious experience of staying awake all night and chanting prayers and meditating on Lord Shiva. Shivratri is that great night of Lord Shiva, observed by devotees, that overcomes darkness and ignorance in life and all over the world.



Jagran will take place on Friday, Mar 8th 2024 from 10:30 pm to 4:00 am CST(the following day).

The highlights of the Jagran are:

  • Kirtans 
  • Mahamrityunjaya Chanting
  • Om Namah Shivaya Chanting


For information about the seva opportunities please visit the website:


Yes, parking is available at the Temple. Overflow parking is at Allen ISD Service Center (opposite the Temple) at N. Watters Road. Please use the pedestrian crossing to cross the street.