Shivaratri

Shivaratri 2020

Shiva Rātri is the night that celebrates the Great God Shiva as a manifestation of the Pure Consciousness Principle. Traditionally, Shiva Rātri is observed on the lunar fortnight, when the moon is waning into the new moon in the western months of February or March. To practitioners, this night is considered a highly auspicious time of austerity (tapah) and devotion (bhakti). Shiva represents the principle of destruction and we perform this ritual with the aim of weakening desire and attachment, and destroying our ignorance and separation from our true Divine Nature.

Join us as we celebrate with chanting, prayer, meditation, and performing ritual throughout the night!

Saturday February 22nd

7:30 am - 9:30 am Pārthiv Pūjā- creation of 1008 clay Lingams
10 - 6 pm Preparation of Main Hall & Meditation
6:00 pm Ārati at Hanumān Temple
7:00 pm Gaṇesḥ Pūjā in CB Main Room
7:30 pm - 12 am Kirtan

Sunday February 23rd

12 - 2 am Mantra Yajña
2 - 3 am Kirtan
3 - 3:45 am Sūrya Namaskar Āsana series
3:45 - 4:30 am Kirtan
4:30 - 6:30 am Mahā Shiva Rātri Pūjā
6:30 am Ārati at Hanumān Temple
7:30 am Shiva Lingams submerged in Lake
8:30 am Breakfast & Clean-up


We are fully booked for Shiva Ratri. You are welcome to join us for the celebration, but please note we no longer have any rooms available for an overnight stay.

If you have any questions, please contact the Programs Office at 408-846-4090 or programs@mountmadonna.org.