Powertime: Things to Do During Maha Shivaratri
Thursday, 11 March IST
“For me, the most important day in each year is this Night of Shiva because it’s the day that Shiva gives an opportunity for everyone to merge with his consciousness. You’ll become Shiva himself. Shiva is the God of Enlightenment. Nothing else matters to him. Shiva gives an opportunity for all human beings to embrace him, which means to be enlightened on this very sacred night.” – Dr. Pillai
Shiva is one of the important Gods of the Hindu pantheon. Maha Shivaratri falling on Feb-March every year is a very important powertime. It is a festival celebrating the Supreme awareness and gives you an opportunity to connect with the divine.
Maha Shivaratri is a big deal within both India and Pillai Center. mahashivratri celebration last from sundown until sunrise the next morning. Scriptures say that meditating, and keeping vigil, during this powertime is equal to a million years of meditation.
We will be celebrating Shiva’s ultimate powertime with Fire Prayers, Hydration Prayers, and other offerings for karma removal, merging with Shiva’s ecstatic transcendental consciousness, and wish fulfillment.
Why do we celebrate Maha Shivaratri?
Celebrating Maha Shivaratri will help you to achieve spiritual advancement that equals meditating for a million years! This night is an excellent opportunity given by Lord Siva for everyone to merge with his consciousness.
Maha Shivaratri means the ‘Great Night of Shiva’ and is Lord Shiva’s most important powertime. He performs Ananda Tandav (Blissful Dance) on this day and blesses everyone who surrenders him with bliss. Goddess Parvati, Brahma, Vishnu, several devas, and rishis received boons and blessings from Shiva on Maha Shivaratri. Therefore, meditating towards Lord Shiva on this day will help your spiritual progress.
What to do on Mahashivratri 2021
Legends Associated With Maha Shivaratri
Puranas (the sacred Hindu Stories) have recorded various divine legends that took place during Maha Shivaratri. These legends help to understand the significance of Maha Shivaratri. Following popular legends are associated with Maha Shivaratri
THINGS TO DO DURING MAHA SHIVARATRI:
Receive your free Great Night of Shiva Meditation Kit. Sign up to receive a free guided meditation from Dr. Pillai, a Maha Shivaratri quick guide, and a replay of the online workshop to help you burn your karma and merge with Shiva’s ecstatic consciousness during his biggest powertime of the year.
Use the Thiru Neela Kantam mantra to remove karma. It’s pronounced TEE-roo NEE-lah KAHN-tahm. Don’t just chant it every once in a while. Slip it into your day during any “downtime” so it creates a powerful momentum that cleanses your karma. Use the mantra any time you’re not busy with something you can’t do simultaneously. If you have a specific problem in mind, you can set the intent to cleanse the karmic thought patterns behind it.
Do the Namah Shivaya Meditation. Dr. Pillai says, “You will have a world of benefits come to you. It will burn your karma, your maya, and your ego.”
- Close your eyes. Chant each syllable for a few seconds while focusing on each of the chakras.
- At the bottom of the spine – NAAAAH.
- Move to the navel – MAAAAH.
- Move to the heart – SHEEEE.
- Move to the throat, the mouth – VAAAAAH.
- Move to the two eyes, and then the Third Eye and the brain – YAAAAAH.
That’s less than a minute. You can prolong your visit to each chakra, and you can also do this meditation multiple times in a row. It’s flexible.
How to do Maha Shivaratri Fasting:
Some prefer to observe a day-long fast during Shivratri. Before undertaking Maha Shivaratri fasting ensure you are healthy enough and fit psychologically.Follow these useful tips if you are fasting for Shivaratri, these tips will give you an idea about how to do fasting on Shivaratri.
How to break Shivaratri fasting
The steps mentioned here help you understand the proper ways to break Shivartri fasting.
Join the Maha Shivaratri Fire Prayers on March 4 IST. The Vedic priests will invoke Shiva with very special Vedic prayers on your behalf for transcendental consciousness, access to the highest joy, and karma removal. Enjoy the benefits of ancient Vedic proxy (distance) technology from home, or wherever you are. Tune in to the live webcast through the wonders of modern technology.
Join the Great Night of Shiva Online Course to participate in a live teacher-led 12-hour all-night. The vigil will be hosted from 6:00 pm EST on Monday March 4 to 6:00 am EST on Tuesday March 5.
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