Archive for February, 2012

Videos & Audios – Maha Sivaratri 2012

Lord Viswanath Abhishek – Videos Bajans & Kirtans of Lord Siva Shankara Siva Shankara Siva – Swami Chidanandaji Bol Shankar Bol Shankar – Swami Chidanandaji Sivaya Nama Om Sivaya Namaha – Swami Chidanandaji Om Namaha Sivaya – Swami Chidanandaji Maha Mrutyunjaya Mantra – Swami Chidanandaji

Siva Yoga Sadhana

by Swami Krishnananda SECRET OF PANCHAKSHARA Panchakshara is a Mahamantra which is composed of five letters, Namassivaya. A Mantra is that which removes all obstacles and miseries of one who reflects on it and bestows eternal bliss and immortality. Panchakshara is the best among seven crores of Mantras. There are seven Skandhas in Yajurveda. There […]

The Subjective Dimension of Prayer

By Swami Chidananda We will soon be observing the sacred annual worship of Lord Siva, Mahasivaratri. It is customary to regard and to speak of Lord Siva in terms of being a destroyer. The three aspects of the Supreme Being are Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Siva the destroyer. They say srishti, sthiti […]

Sri Maha Sivaratri – Programe Schedule

Jai Gurudev ! Om Namah Shivaya ! THE DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS, SHIVANANDANAGAR MAHA SIVARATRI CELEBRATION PROGRAMME CLICK HERE – Live Broadcasting Page Monday 20th FEBRUARY 2012 5.00 To 6.00 A.M. Brahma-Muhurtha Meditation and prayers, recitation of Stotras on Lord Shri Viswanath and Shantipath. Venue : Shri Samadhi Mandir 6.00 A.M. Onwards Prabhat-Pheri starting from […]

The Significance and Observance of Mahasivaratri

This falls on the 13th (or 14th) day of the dark half of Phalgun (February-March). The name means “the night of Shiva”. The ceremonies take place chiefly at night. This is a festival observed in honour of Lord Shiva. Shiva was married to Parvati on this day. People observe a strict fast on this day. […]

Lord Siva and His Lilas

Siva is known by the name ‘Girisa’, as He is the Lord of the Mount Kailasa. Siva is called ‘Tryambaka’, because He has a third eye in His forehead, the eye of wisdom (Jnana Chakshus). The word ‘Hara’ is derived from the root ‘Hru’ to take and the suffix ‘Ati’, for He removes (Harati) all […]

Siva – The Mystic Night

By Swami Krishnananda We conceive God as glory, as creativity and as austerity. Vishnu is glory and magnificence; Brahma is creativity force; and Siva is austerity and renunciation. You might have heard it said that God is the embodiment of six attributes of which renunciation is one. You will be wondering how can God renounce […]

The Message of Mahasivaratri

Mahasivaratri is one of the holy days that my guru, Swami Sivananda observed with great intensity and devotion. There are numerous stories in our myths and legends to illustrate the popular belief that Lord Siva is pleased with even unintentional and accidental ‘devotion’. The implication is obvious: how much more glorious is devotion which springs […]