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The Significance and Observance of Mahasivaratri

The Significance and Observance of Mahasivaratri

Mar. 3 | 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 a festival observed in honour of Lord Shiva. Shiva was married to Parvati...

Mahasivaratri Photos-Videos

Mahasivaratri Photos-Videos

Mar. 3 | Photos-Videos taken during Mahasivaratri Celebration at Sri Viswanath Temple, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh-Himalayas. Sri Mahasivaratri Celebration Videos [Show as slideshow] ...

Lord Siva and His Lilas

Lord Siva and His Lilas

Feb. 17 | Swami Sivananda 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, the eye of wisdom (Jnana Chakshus). The word ‘Hara’ is derived from the root...

Siva – The Mystic Night

Siva – The Mystic Night

Feb. 16 | 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. You might have heard it said that God is the embodiment of six attributes...

The Message of Mahasivaratri

The Message of Mahasivaratri

Feb. 15 | Mahasivaratri is one of the holy days that my guru, Swami Sivananda observed with great intensity and devotion. There are numerous stories in our myths and legends to illustrate the popular belief that Lord Siva is pleased with even unintentional and...

Siva Yoga Sadhana

Siva Yoga Sadhana

Feb. 14 | by Swami Krishnananda SECRET OF PANCHAKSHARA Panchakshara is a Mahamantra which is composed of five letters, Namassivaya. A Mantra is that which removes all obstacles and miseries of one who reflects on it and bestows eternal bliss and immortality. Panchakshara...

Sri Mahasivaratri – Programe Schedule

Sri Mahasivaratri – Programe Schedule

Feb. 13 | Jai Gurudev ! Om Namah Shivaya ! THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS, SHIVANANDANAGAR MAHA SIVARATRI CELEBRATION PROGRAMME Monday 24th Feb 2017 – LIVE BROADCASTING 5.00 To 6.00 A.M. Brahma-Muhurtha Meditation...

Mahasivaratri Images and Audios-Videos

Mahasivaratri Images and Audios-Videos

Mar. 9 | Photos and Audios-Videos during Sri Mahasivaratri  Celebration on 07th Mar 2016 [Show as slideshow] ...

Sri Maha Sivaratri Photos, Audios & Videos

Sri Maha Sivaratri Photos, Audios & Videos

Feb. 17 | Photos, Audios & Videos taken during Sri Maha Sivaratri Celebration on 17th Feb 2015 at Sri Viswanath Temple, Shivananda Ashram (HQ-Himalayas) [Show as slideshow] ...

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. The three aspects of the Supreme Being are Brahma the creator, Vishnu...