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


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  • Parthiv Gohil


  • Sounds of Isha

Musical Performances by:

Zila Khan
Parthiv Gohil
Sounds of Isha

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When is Mahashivarathri?

This year,​ ​Mahashivarathri falls on 17th February, 2015. The 14th day of every lunar month, the day before the Amavasya or new moon, is referred to as Shivarathri.

About Mahashivarathri


About Mahashivarathri

Mahashivarathri​ ​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

Mahashivarathri 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 Mahashivarathri, 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.

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

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March 4-6 • 7pm IST

Yaksha, named after celestial beings in Indian mythology, is a spectacular and colorful 7-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 February, and attracting thousands of ardent spectators, Yaksha features 7 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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