Mahashivaratri 2016


Maha Shivaratri 2016 in Assagao, Goa – March 7

This year, 2016, Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on March 7th. After a very successful Mahashivaratri celebration last year at my dhuni in Assagao, Goa, we’ve decided to make it a one week vrat this year.

March 1-8

Shivaratri Puja, aratis, & bhajans

March 5-7

3 Day Rudra Yajna-Vedic Fire Sacrifice

performed by the esteemed purohits of Mookambika Maa Shakti Pith, Kollur, Karnataka

March 7

All Night Maha Shivaratri Puja & Music

Midnight abhishek of Narmadeshwar Shiva Linga

Significance of Mahashivaratri in Indian Tradition:

Besides marrying Parvati, at this cosmic moment, Shiva

  • manifests Himself as the Shivalinga,
  • performs His tandava dance, creating, maintaining, and destroying the universe in a second,
  • manifests the syllables of Speech, known as the Shiva Sutras or Maheshwar Sutras
  • During the Churning of the Milky Way for the Nectar of Immortality, drinks the Halahal, the cosmic poison, to save the world
  • Reveals the Mahamritunjaya mantra

Last year (2015) midnight Mahashivaratri abhiskek of Shiv Linga.

How to find the Dhuni:

Baba Rampuri Dhuni Map