Maha Shivaratri 2019 with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji
Maha Shivaratri Vaidic Celebrations 2019 with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Maha Shivaratri is the Night of Shiva. Wherever there is beauty, truth, and benevolence, there is Shiva. And, there is no place where the Shiva principle is absent. But, Shiva is not a person. It is that principle which is the summum bonum of the whole creation and pervades the entire universe. This principle, called the Shiva Tattva, is the quintessence of life and is present deep within every living being.
On Maha Shivaratri, we celebrate the Shiva Tattva by going deep within us, meditating, and rejoicing in the Shiva energy. There are certain days and time frames in a year when one’s mental health and spiritual faculties are enhanced, and Maha Shivaratri is one such precious day.
SIGNIFICANCE OF OFFERING SANKALPA
The Vaidic mantras, when chanted, affect our being; the ancient Rishis had figured out the impact of various sounds on the brain, and that is how the mantras were articulated. The mantras chanted during the puja generate vibrations which lead to the manifestation of the Sankalpa.
Though sunlight is present everywhere, when it is passed through a magnifying glass, it burns the object. Likewise, Sankalpa intensifies the effect and brings forth the desired outcome. Attending the pujas has its benefits, but taking a Sankalpa increases the receptivity and, thus, the actualization of the intention.
You can choose to take an online Sankalpa for the Maha Rudrabhishekham, Maha Rudra Homa or both.
GURUDEV TALKS ABOUT SANKALPA
Whenever you take a sankalpa, you should always pray that “I want this or anything better than this”. Nature is far more intelligent and would like to give you the best. When your vision is narrow and limited, then you think this is the best for me. But the universe knows better. If you deserve something better than that, it will surely give you that.”