On Falgun 27th, 2077 B.S. (March 11th, 2021) Thursday, we celebrated the Maha Shivaratri festival. The program had started from 2 pm onwards. Swami blessed everyone with one of the rarest darshan Lingodbhavam.
Maha Shivaratri: The Day Of Aatma Chintan
Maha Shivaratri though usually taken as a religious festival, has its vast spiritual implications. Shivaratri occurs 12-13 times a year. It falls every month on Chaturdasi, the 14th day of the Krishna-Paksha or the waning phase of the moon. Once in a year as the season changes and among the four ratri (nights) in a year, this pious ratri (night), the one Shivaratri which comes in the month of Magha or Phalguna is called the Maha Shivaratri. The day of Maha Shivaratri is also significant in a way that on this very day Shiva (Mahadeva) manifested himself from nothingness, from formless to form, and created the entire universe. According to Astronomy Maha Shivaratri is the day where all planetic forces change. If we are to carry out research, then on this Maha Shivaratri day Earth releases a huge amount of energy due to which many spiritual aspirants stay up the whole night(jagaran) with their spinal cord erect. Maha Shivaratri has its own definition. Its relation is not only limited to worshipping with Hindu custom. In fact, it is associated with Aatma Chintan. This is the specific reason for staying up the whole night with upholding the spine.
– Bhagwan Baba