Navaratri

Photos/ Videos 2014

Oct. 9 | Photos/ Videos Taken during Navaratri Celebration at Sivananda Ashram from 25th Sept to 3rd Oct 2014. [Show as slideshow] ... Read more »
Durga Puja or Navaratri

Durga Puja or Navaratri

Oct. 21 | by Swami Sivananda SALUTATIONS to the Divine Mother, Durga, who exists in all beings in the form of intelligence, mercy, beauty, who is the consort of Lord Shiva, who creates,... Read more »

Articles by Swami Sivananda

The Significance and Observance of Mahasivaratri

The Significance and Observance of Mahasivaratri

Feb. 17 | This falls on the 13th (or 14th) day of the dark half of Phalgun (February-March). The name means “the night of Shiva”. The ceremonies take place chiefly at night. This is... Read more »

Lord Siva and His Lilas

Feb. 12 | Siva is known by the name ‘Girisa’, as He is the Lord of the Mount Kailasa. Siva is called ‘Tryambaka’, because He has a third eye in His forehead,... Read more »

Articles by Swami Chidananda

Dattatreya Jayanti

Dec. 6 | Dattatreya – The Divine Trinity By Sri Swami Chidananda ( Dattatreya Jayanti Message from the book Awake! Realise Your Divinity!) Worshipful homage... Read more »
The Subjective Dimension of Prayer

The Subjective Dimension of Prayer

Feb. 12 | By Swami Chidananda We will soon be observing the sacred annual worship of Lord Siva, Mahasivaratri. It is customary to regard and to speak of Lord Siva in terms of being a destroyer.... Read more »

Articles by Swami Krishnananda

Siva – The Mystic Night

Siva – The Mystic Night

Feb. 12 | By Swami Krishnananda We conceive God as glory, as creativity and as austerity. Vishnu is glory and magnificence; Brahma is creativity force; and Siva is austerity and renunciation.... Read more »