is the night of Shiva, the Adiyogi. A gift from nature, the unique planetary positions on this night initiate an upsurge of energy in the human system. By staying awake and keeping the spine erect one can reap immense benefits. The exuberant nightlong festival at the Isha Yoga Center sets the ideal ambience for this, with explosive meditations and spectacular musical performances by renowned artists, drawing over a million people. In the presence of Sadhguru, this unrivaled celestial extravaganza opens up the tremendous spiritual possibilities of the night. Learn More

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Nightlong Sathsang
Guru Pooja
Powerful Meditations


  • Mukthar Ali

    Mukthar Ali


    This is Mukthar Ali

  • Agam


  • Sounds of Isha

    Sounds of Isha

Musical Performances by:

Mukthar Ali
Sounds of Isha

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When is MSR?


When is Mahashivratri?

This year,​ ​Mahashivarathri falls on 7th March, 2016. The 14th day of every lunar month, the day before the Amavasya or new moon, is referred to as Shivarathri.

About Mahashivarathri


About Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri​ ​is one of the biggest and most significant among the sacred festival nights of India. This – the darkest night of the year – celebrates the Grace of Shiva, who is considered the Adi guru or the First guru​.​

How to Benefit


How to Benefit

Mahashivratri is very significant for people who are on the spiritual path, and also for people with ambitions in the world and in family situations.




During the night long celebration of Mahashivratri, Annadhanam is offered to the hundreds of thousands of devotees who attend the event at the Isha Yoga Center. Isha Foundation offers one the opportunity to contribute towards the Annadhanam.

March 4-6

Yaksha, named after celestial beings in Indian mythology, is a spectacular and colorful 3 day feast of music and dance hosted annually by Isha Foundation, amidst the sacred space of the Dhyanalinga located at the foothills of the verdant Velliangiri Mountains. Celebrated in the month of March, and attracting thousands of ardent spectators, Yaksha features 3 consecutive nights of musical concerts and dance by some of the greatest artistes in India.

Hands of Grace is a craft exposition happening during Yaksha.

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Isha Yoga Programs

Yoga Programs

Aimed at bringing about a profound transformation in people’s lives, will be conducted throughout the festival. Programs include Bhuta Shuddhi.

Hands of Grace

Hands of Grace

Hands of Grace is an exhibition of traditional handicrafts and weaves. 50 stalls showcase thousands of exquisite items and fabrics from over 25 states in India.

Traditional Cuisine

Traditional Cuisine

The best chefs from every corner of the country will present a select variety of their traditional cuisine, offering a unique culinary experience.

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Mahashivratri is held across more than 70 centers across India and the world, contact your local center for details.

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