“Mahashivratri is an opportunity to allow the natural forces to prompt you towards your Ultimate Nature. May this night become an exuberant awakening for you.” – Sadhguru
Mahashivratri is one of the largest and most significant among the sacred festival nights of India. The darkest night of the year, it celebrates the Grace of Shiva, who is considered the Adi Guru or the First Guru, from whom the yogic tradition originates.
This Mahashivratri at Isha Yoga Center promises to be a 5-day festival of unbounded exuberance, cultural spectaculars and spiritual possibilities.
Midnight Meditation with Sadhguru
At the stroke of midnight, Sadhguru initiates the huge gathering into a powerful meditation, which is the highlight of the night.
Devotees who are at the Isha Yoga Center on Mahashivratri can receive a Rudraksh Prasadam and Sarpa Sutra.
Rudraksh Prasadam: This bead is one of one lakh and eight such rudraksh beads that have adorned Adiyogi over the last year.
Sarpa Sutra: Made of copper, the Sarpa Sutra should be worn on the left ring finger and is supportive for stability and wellbeing.
This year, various festive presentations drawing on the rich cultural heritage of India will be featured during Mahashivratri. These include a cattle fair, a turban tying stall, displays of folk music and dance, exhibitions of regional cuisine, a folk arts and crafts bazaar, and more.
Maha Annadanam – The Sacred Offering of Food
Maha Annadanam is offered during the night-long celebration of Mahashivratri to over 5 lakh devotees who attend the festival at the Isha Yoga Center. This is not just an offering of physical nourishment; it is a distribution of prasadam by the willing hands of volunteers.
Reaching Lakhs of People
Lakhs people attend the Mahashivratri celebrations at Isha Yoga Center each year. Before the event, a tremendous effort is also made to reach out to people and invite them through print and social media to experience this night of immense possibilities. The live telecast of Mahashivratri at Isha Yoga Center is available on many popular television stations and on the web.
The Mahashivratri festivities are offered free of cost every year, providing seating and other amenities to all who attend the celebrations.
Thenkailaya Bhakthi Peravai is a religious trust created by devotees of the Velliangiri Mountains that aims to make the experience of the magnificent mountains of Velliangiri available to spiritual seekers. It offers its services to millions of spiritual seekers who come to the Isha Yoga Center to celebrate this night in the presence of Sadhguru.
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