5:30pm – 6am IST
is celebrated at Isha Yoga Center during February/March of each year. The special nature
of the day and the night of Mahashivratri present us with a unique opportunity to make use of the forces of nature for our wellbeing. Also in the yogic lore this night celebrates the Grace of Shiva, who is considered the Adi Guru or the First Guru, from whom the yogic tradition originates.
This year, Mahashivaratri
falls on 7th March 2016. The celebrations will begin at 5.40 pm with Sadhguru conducting the Pancha Bhuta Aradhana – a unique process to cleanse the five elements of the body which leads to health and wellbeing. This is followed by Guru Pooja at the Dhyanalinga to all the spiritual masters.
At the celebration grounds, the festivities begin with chanting by Isha Brahmacharies of Nirvana Shatakam – a chant written by Adi Shankracharya over a millennium ago. This is followed by Sadhguru leading the audience through several preparatory spiritual processes. At the stroke of midnight, Sadhguru initiates the huge gathering into a powerful meditation which is the most awaited event of the night. Annadhanam (a free offering of food) prepared by the volunteers at Isha is served to hundreds of thousands of people on this auspicious night. The celebrations culminate at 6 am with a meditation by Sadhguru.
Guru Pooja Powerful meditations Annadhanam
Discourses by Sadhguru
Question and Answers with the Master
by musical artists of international repute, interspersed with colourful cultural presentations and Isha’s own home-grown band, Sounds of Isha
, mark the night long celebration.