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.
Mahashivratri is an exuberant nightlong festival with explosive meditations by Sadhguru and spectacular musical performances by renowned artists.
(by eminent artists)
(by Isha Samskriti students)
A powerful video imaging show depicting the origin of yoga.
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.
The unique planetary positions on Mahashivratri are such that there is a natural upsurge of energy within the human system.
An exuberant nightlong festival, Mahashivratri happens at the Isha Yoga Center, a powerful space for self-transformation.
Stay tuned to the performances of the night and participate in the meditations live, through our webstream.
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An annual festival of culture, music and dance with performances by renowned artists.
Hindustani Classical Vocal
Madhavi Mudgal's Dance Group
Rudraksha that are specially energized by Sadhguru on Mahashivratri, are being offered to all for free. Bring home the Grace of Shiva.
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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!
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.
Here’s a song to get you in the spirit of Mahashivratri. Listen and let the effortless jive get you swaying.
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.
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.