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Greater Cleveland Shiva Vishnu Temple

Overview


There are many altars in the main temple, including two main ones. They are Shiva on the left and Vishnu on the right as seen from the entrance. In addition, there is a prominent image of Ganesa, immediately on the outside of the altar of Shiva. Goddess Durga is situated between the Shiva and Vishnu altars. In front of Shiva altar is Shiva’s vahana (mount), Nandi, the bull, looking toward the Shiva lingam (Shiva image in the form of a cylindrical black granite stone). Throughout the walls of the temples are niches with deities. Idols of the goddess Laxmi and the goddess Durga are situated between the Vishnu and Shiva altars. The shrine has an extensive wetland area on its property, which makes the setting very aesthetically pleasing.


Poojas


There are three poojas (prayers) every day before noon and two nightly poojas. There are special events on Saturday and Sunday.


Accessibility


Airport

Parma has an airport connected to Roma, London Stansted, and Paris Beauvais. The airport is connected to the city by bus. Taxis are also available.


Railways

Parma is on the main railway line connecting Milan to Bologna.


Road

One can buy tickets on the bus. To reach Parma by car one can take the motorway (toll way).


Temple Address


Greater Cleveland Shiva Vishnu Temple,
Parma,
Ohio.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • To be fullfilling their wishes
Shlokas

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

Timings

The temple opens from (Weekdays) 9AM to 12:30PM and from 45PM to 8:30PM (Weekends: 9AM to 8:30PM)

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