The darkest and yet the most divine night of the year – MahaShivratri.
It’s truly one of the most popular and among the very sacred nights of the year. This is the night of Shiva, the Adi-Yogi or the first Yogi.
On this night we celebrate and receive the Grace of Lord Shiva from whom the yogic practice starts.
The highlight of this night is to stay awake and be in a vertical position to receive the maximum benefits of the cosmic alignment of the planets.Benefits of MahaShivaratri:
Humans have an advanced brain and intelligence system of physiology and the main reason for this advancement is the ability of humans to stand in a vertical position.
MahaShivaratri is the night of ultimate cosmic alignment. It’s highly recommended to have an upright position during this night to receive the maximum benefits of this alignment.
For people who are in some sort of spiritual path and also for people with careers and in family setup, MahaShivaratri is especially important because it’s the night of Shiva’s wedding anniversary. In its ordinary meaning, this night is considered as a night where Shiva conquered all his enemies.Quick tips for a fulfilling night:
The best thing to do on this auspicious night is to meditate in a group or visit a yoga center for a night of meditation.
However if you are planning to stay at home during the night, here are a few things to do:
- The best way is to stay awake primarily in a vertical position and stay alert and avoid sleeping.
- Next important thing is to light a lamp in front of the Shiva linga and light incense sticks
- Play devotional songs throughout the night. Youtube is your best source for this.
- Do short meditations of 15 minutes at a stretch
Above all, have devotion and absorb the energies of the night. Stay awake and we believe you would feel the transformation percolate into your lives from the very next day!