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.
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
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.