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MahaShivRatri

A Night with the Divine

18 February 2023,

6 PM to 6 AM IST

Live from Isha Yoga Center

79

DAYS

23

HRS

07

MINS

Mahashivratri is one of the largest and most significant among the sacred festivals of India. The festival celebrates the Grace of Shiva, who is considered the Adi Guru or the First Guru from whom the Yogic tradition originates. The planetary positions on this night, which is also the darkest night of the year, are such that there is a powerful natural upsurge of energy in the human system. It is enormously beneficial for one’s physical and spiritual wellbeing to stay awake and aware in a vertical posture throughout the night.

Watch Glimpses

2023
Mahashivratri Celebrations

Mahashivratri is an exuberant nightlong festival with explosive meditations by Sadhguru and spectacular musical performances by renowned artists.

Explosive guided meditations

(with Sadhguru)

Nightlong special musical performances

(by eminent artists)

Traditional and Martial Arts performances

(by Isha Samskriti students)

Adiyogi Divya Darshanam

A  powerful video imaging show depicting the origin of yoga. 

Benefits
Of Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri presents us with a unique opportunity to make use of the forces of nature for our wellbeing. The exuberant nightlong festival at the Isha Yoga Center sets the ideal ambience for the unfolding of an intense spiritual experience.

Significance
Of Mahashivratri

The unique planetary positions on Mahashivratri are such that there is a natural upsurge of energy within the human system.

Ways to Attend

Attend In-Person
at Isha Yoga Center

An exuberant nightlong festival, Mahashivratri happens at the Isha Yoga Center, a powerful space for self-transformation.

Live Webstream
on isha.sadhguru.org

Stay tuned to the performances of the night and participate in the meditations live, through our webstream.

Television
Major TV channels in India

You can also watch the event live on television through our partners.

In the Grace
OF YOGA

With Sadhguru
during Mahashivratri

A unique ONLINE program with Sadhguru, offering powerful Yogic processes to purify and make use of the five elements for your ultimate wellbeing.

  • You can participate online or in-person

  • available in 2-Day and 5-Day formats. Starts on 27 Feb

YAKSHA

A Feast of Music and Dance

An annual festival of culture, music and dance with performances by renowned artists.

Feb 15 - 17, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM IST

Rudraksha that are specially energized by Sadhguru on Mahashivratri, are being offered to all for free. Bring home the Grace of Shiva.

Receive energized Rudraksha at home for FREE

Rudraksha that are specially energized by Sadhguru on Mahashivratri, are being offered to all for free. Bring home the Grace of Shiva.

Receive energized Rudraksha at home

Donate for Mahashivratri & Maha Annadanam

Contribute towards Mahashivratri activities and Maha Annadanam (offering of food) to thousands of devotees during the auspicious time of Mahashivratri. Every donation, small or large, can make a big difference!

Donate for Mahashivratri & Annadanam

Contribute towards Mahashivratri activities and Annadanam (offering of food) to thousands of devotees during the auspicious time of Mahashivratri. Every donation, small or large, can make a big difference!

Prepare Yourself for this Auspicious Night

Mahashivratri Sadhana

The Mahashivratri sadhana is a powerful practice to enhance your receptivity during Mahashivratri – a night of tremendous possibilities. Anyone over the age of seven can participate in the sadhana.

Popular Shiva Chants

Shiva Shiva

Here’s a song to get you in the spirit of Mahashivratri. Listen and let the effortless jive get you swaying.

Trigun

Three forces. Three qualities. Three devas. A trio, seemingly separate on the surface, but go a little deeper, and you will find a seamless union. Bridge the gap between trinity and unity, and you will find Mahadeva.

Nirvana Shatakam

One of the most well known Sanskrit chants, Nirvana Shatakam was composed by Adi Shankaracharya himself over a thousand years ago. This chant embodies a spiritual seeker’s pursuit.

Popular Shiva Stories

Velliangiri – A Mountain of a Temple
Sadhguru speaks about the Velliangiri Mountains, the Kailash of the South and of the reverberance that these peaks have absorbed from the innumerable sages and seers including the Adiyogi himself, who walked these hills.
Shiva’s South Indian Love Affair
Shiva is often portrayed as a dispassionate yogi. But whatever we say about Shiva, the very opposite is also the truth. This dispassionate yogi once turned into a passionate lover.
Embrace Shiva, Embrace Life
Sadhguru looks at the all-encompassing nature of Shiva, and how Shiva embodies contradictory qualities that defy explanation. Sadhguru reveals how if we can embrace Shiva, we have embraced life itself in all its dimensions.