Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually. It is celebrated to honour God Shiva. There is a Shivratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month’s 13th night/14th day, but once a year in late winter (February/March) and before the arrival of spring, marks Maha Shivratri which means “the Great Night of Shiva”. It is a festival which overcomes darkness and ignorance. Total of twelve shivratri occurs, Maha Shivratri is the most famous and is highly prestigious one. On this day, there is an upper level of energy in the body that everyone chants the name of Lord Shiva.
When Parvati asked Lord Shiva what makes him happy, The 14th night of the new moon, in the dark fortnight during the month of phalgun, is the most favorite day. It is known as Shivratri’. On Mahashivratri, the Art of living foundation celebrate the Shiva Tattva by going deep within us, meditating, and rejoicing in the Shiva energy. The events here had started from February 8, 2018 and will continue till February 22. Shivratri is like a new year for a saadhak. It is considered as an auspicious day for spiritual growth and material attainment. On this day, the constellation are in such a way that the day is perfect for meditation.
The people who attend all the events that take place dedicates a day full to the meditation. Shivratri day is celebrated with Rudrabhishekam (singing of the ancient Vedic mantras which is accompanied with a ceremony of washing the Shiva Linga with milk, curd, honey, rose-water, etc). The religious hymn brings a lot of changes in the environment. It brings purity in the environment, positivity is increased, bad karmas are destroyed and nature celebrates. That is why this Rudrabhishekam has been performed for thousands of years for the well-being of all.