maha shivratri 2020

maha shivratri 2020

Maha Shivaratri for the year 2020 is celebrated/ observed on Friday, February 21.

An annual Hindu festival, Maha Shivaratri gives reverence to the Lord Shiva god. The festival is also known as 'Great Night of Shiva' or 'Shivaratri’.

Days to Maha Shivaratri 2020

Friday, February 21st is day number 52 of the 2020 calendar year with 1 month, 4 days until Maha Shivaratri 2020.

Shiva is pure consciousness. He is the Supreme Lord’s greatest bhakta as he is always meditating upon Narayana. Known as the Lord of Destruction, he stands for the dissolution of the mind, which is exactly what we need in order for pure Love to awaken inside the heart. Through his Grace, Shiva destroys our pride and ego so that bhakti can grow in our hearts and we can rise to attain the Lotus Feet of Lord Narayana. 

Did you know?

Shivaratri is a time to sincerely pray to Lord Shiva to ask him to install himself in our hearts. As we bathe him in the form of a lingam, he is cleaning our inner impurities and awakening the devotion within us, so that we can realise him in our hearts and see him everywhere. 

What to Expect

Maha Shivaratri begins in the morning with puja and abhishekam (bathing ritual) done on the large Shiva murti, outside on the front lawn. Evening celebrations start at 18:00 and last until 09:00 the next morning. During the celebration there will be four rounds of puja, abhishekam to Shiva in the form of lingams and guest offerings. To show our sincerity, we stay awake throughout the night singing, dancing and praising the Divine. Traditionally, white is the colour of Lord Shiva.