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!

Wednesday, February 14th 

9:30 am - 12:00 amPārthiv Pūjā- creation of 1008 clay Lingams 
12 - 6 pmPreparation of Main Hall & Meditation
6:00 pmĀrati at Hanumān Temple
7:00 pmGaṇesḥ Pūjā in CB Main Room
7:30 pm - 12 amKirtan

Thursday, February 15th  

12 - 2 am Mantra Yajña
2 - 3 amKirtan
3 - 3:45 amSūrya Namaskar Āsana series
3:45 - 4:30 amKirtan
4:30 - 6:30 amMahā Shiva Rātri Pūjā
6:30 amĀrati at Hanumān Temple
7:30 amShiva Lingams submerged in Lake
8:30 amBreakfast & Clean-up

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