Mahashivratri - Singing, Jumping and Dancing Throughout the Night

In this week's Spot, Sadhguru writes about the Mahashivratri extravaganza, and the spiritual relevance of staying awake throughout the night. "Mahashivratri was a blast. Probably, there has never been a more exuberant crowd. Spillover from Ananda Alai – that’s for sure. From the time the music started, people were out of their chairs, clapping and dancing to the music for nearly 12 hours straight."
 
 
 
 

Mahashivratri was a blast. Probably, there has never been a more exuberant crowd. Spillover from Ananda Alai – that’s for sure. From the time the music started, people were out of their chairs, clapping and dancing to the music for nearly 12 hours straight. And our wonderful musicians kept everyone up and alert throughout the night. Wasifuddin Dagar sang a powerful offering to Shiva that had everyone in a meditative trance, and Kailash Kher got the place cranked up and rocking with his popular tunes. The Colonial Cousins and our own Sounds of Isha had everyone hopping till 6am.

Why this need to keep everyone up throughout the night is just this, Mahashivratri is a tremendous possibility. On this night, there is a natural upsurge of energy in the human system because of a certain relationship between the sun, moon and the planet. To make use of this, we spend the night with our spines erect, alert and aware, so that whatever sadhana we are doing, there is great assistance from nature, and this natural upward movement happens. All evolution in a human being is fundamentally an upward movement of energy. Every practice, every sadhana that a spiritual seeker does is only to move his energies upward.

So on Mahashivratri, these wonderful musicians are here to keep us up. Otherwise, if you just sit as a physicality, your body will slowly crawl under the chair in a few hours' time. Unless you let yourself be touched by another dimension beyond the physical, you will only understand the compulsions of the body. But if you keep this life intense enough so that the physical will not be a limitation, you can touch a dimension beyond the physical, and suddenly you will find time is not a problem.

So that is why singing, jumping and dancing throughout the night. So that at least momentarily, you should transcend the limitations of the physical. If you touch it for a moment, if you touch a dimension beyond your physicality, you will see -- suddenly your eyeballs are rolled back for the whole night. I want you to know this. Not just hear about these things, not just read about this stuff here and there, I want you to know it. And Mahashivratri is the best possible night for a spiritual seeker. There is no better night.

It’s been eight days of Mahabharat, seven days of Yaksha, an episode of In Conversations and 12 hours straight of Mahashivratri celebrations. Have one day before Samyama…time for a round of golf.

Love & Grace

 
 
 
 
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7 years 9 months ago

Thanks Isha team for a wonderful webcast to help us all grow into a different dimension. Of all the music, Sounds of Isha did a marvellous job and I'd like to have all the songs in a CD.
It was the best performance and melted our souls to hear the kids singing Guru Stotram. Can Isha please (I beg you) release an Audio CD of all the music by Sounds of Isha from this event?

7 years 9 months ago

The Mahashivratri    night was me like just i cant explained ..................  i 

7 years 9 months ago

EXCELLENT AND SUPERB...........

7 years 9 months ago

The energy on the night  was  really something. I felt it in more than one way.
Pranam Sadhguru!!

7 years 9 months ago

Did sadguru study in Mahajana college MYSORE in late 70s?  

7 years 9 months ago

pranam sadguru ji  MAHA SHIVRATRI    was just un express by mi becoz i cant ex pres this i dont know what to say....................... just
 

7 years 9 months ago

excellent and superb.................

7 years 9 months ago

siva sambho siva siva siva sambho bho siva sambho

7 years 8 months ago

The program was powerful, energetic and mystical for me.

7 years 9 months ago

Shiva Shambho Shiva Shambho........

7 years 9 months ago

wonderful wonderful wonderful !!! Will there be any word to explain how Maha shivarathri was ?? Thanx a lot My dear most Sadhguru !!! Thanx a million !!!

7 years 8 months ago

i am very proud to say that i was awake for the whole night of mahashivarathiri i also enjoyed sounds of isha so much. 

7 years 9 months ago

Shiva Shambho!

7 years 9 months ago

Sadhguru please stay in Planet earth for longer time. If possible take some more births to get us enlightened.

7 years 9 months ago

Awesome awesome awesome !!! Will there b any word to describe the glorious n blasting night in words ?????????????!!! Thanx a lot my dear most Sadhguru !!!!

7 years 8 months ago

awesome night it is a gift for us by sadhguru

7 years 9 months ago

Shiva Shambho... Shambho Shiva Shambho..!

7 years 9 months ago

tears flowing out of Joy. my dear Sadhguru....

7 years 9 months ago

i hav read somewhere tat he studied in Mysore univ..

7 years 9 months ago

I was uplifted by his simiplicity.... He is truely a mystic Yogi....

7 years 9 months ago

its a milestone in my life...

7 years 9 months ago

i have no words to explain .....

7 years 9 months ago

ALL IS WELL. IF WE FEEL THIS TRUTH, AUTOMATICALLY OUR MIND GOES THROUG H GOD.

7 years 9 months ago

Thank you Sadhguru,
 Apni limit se aage jaakar kuchh karne ki khushi dene ke liye..Aisa laga jaise Mahashivratri ki raat aankhon me noor utar gaya ..........feeling Blessed : )

7 years 9 months ago

Awesome to read and see the video clipping. Wish and pray I spent next Mahashivarathri in front of Dhyanalingam.
Lakshmanan Raman

7 years 9 months ago

 TODAY I GOT AN ENTIRLY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE WHEN I SAW A PROGRAMME IN TV. SO I SEARCH THIS SIGHT TO KNOW SOMETHING. I THANK  YOU MY GURU.

7 years 9 months ago

I have been part of MahaSivathri though webstream.I was awake throughout the night with music and powerful meditations.
Distance is no more a matter to be with Sadhguru.
I Thank You my Guru!

7 years 9 months ago

namaste from where can i get the video of this mahashivratri night
Manish 
Amritsar

7 years 9 months ago

The Maha Sivarathri this year will be remembered for ever........  each year i feel something different...  

Grace of Sadhuguru....  

Sounds of ISHA ...  Made it happen.  
They gave me / us the much needed energy by the soul touching music.... Not even the great musician were able to do that for a long time. 

We missed Sivamani (Drums) this year.

7 years 9 months ago

Om namh SADHGURU !!

7 years 9 months ago

For all who made this possible - Take a bow!!

7 years 9 months ago

My Honoured Sadgurudev,
Aah! Mahashivarathi night was a huge blessings night for me.I Love you for your greatest gift to us by your melidous voice speech,chantings,dancing which really deeply touched my heart....I'm grateful for all your love n caress showered on us throughout the night......
(closing my eyes and touching your feet)

7 years 9 months ago

Amazing night in my life time...........