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Sivaratri

10th March 2013
You see the most important thing you have to remember is that if you want to get out of this level of consciousness in which you are, then you have to use some such means which will have a direct effect on the inner force, and that inner force is called Shiva. This is the philosophy about Shivalingam. That is why concentration and meditation on Shivalingam are considered very important, because it can explode the inner source of awareness where infinite knowledge is hidden and where the possibility of the great evolution of man is stored.
—Swami Satyananda Saraswati
The 14thnight of the new moon in the dark fortnight during the month of Falgun is known as Sivaratri, the night of Shiva. On this day worship of Lord Shiva is most propitious as on this night we celebrate the union of Shiva and Parvati, the Cosmic Father and Mother.
—Swami Sivananda Saraswati
Shiva Aradhana
On Sivaratri chant Ramacharitamanas from Balkanddoha 70 to 116 as these verses glorify the wedding of Shiva and Parvati. Worship the Shivalingam by offering bel leaves and ganga jal while chanting the mantra Om Namah Shivaya 108 times. Perform havan of Shiva Sahasra Namavali, the 1000 names of Shiva in the evening. On this day worship Lord Shiva as well as Mother Parvati with prayers and kirtans as on this day we remember the cosmic union and how can there be a wedding if there is only a groom and no bride!
—Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati
March 9, 2013 | Satsang | 0