Please join us at Arsha Drishti in San Diego or Online for our first annual Mahashivaratri Celebration 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM March 7, 2016.
The evening will begin with group chanting of the Pañcākṣara Mantra “Om Namaḥ Śivāya” in bhajan format. This will be followed by the Śivaliṇga-Abhiśekaham, chanting of Śrī Rudram and Pūjā. Celebrants are asked to come and leave in silence, and maintain silence while not chanting. All are invited to stay as long as they wish afterwards for silent meditation.
For more information or directions to Arsha Drishti please contact Swami Advayatmananda: Swamiji@ArshaDrishti.org
Mahāśivarātri is a yearly new-moon celebration in honor of Lord Śiva, the Auspicious Lord from whom all creation comes and into whom all resolves. Traditional observances includes a 24-hour vigil and fast, continuous chanting of Om Namaḥ Śivāya, alternatively maintaining maunam (silence), silent japa or meditation. Prayers, austerities, and meditation are considered to be particularly efficacious on this day.