The auspicious night of Shiva will be celebrated at Mount Madonna Center on February 14th with chanting, prayer, meditation, and performing ritual throughout the night. Shiva Rātri is the night that celebrates the Great God Shiva as a manifestation of the Pure Consciousness Principle. Traditionally, Shiva Rātri is observed on the lunar fortnight, when the moon is waning into the new moon in the western months of February or March. This night is considered a highly auspicious time of austerity (tapah) and devotion (bhakti). Shiva represents the principle of destruction and we perform this ritual with the aim of weakening desire and attachment, and destroying our ignorance and separation from our true Divine Nature. All are welcome to join for the ceremony and celebrations!