Sri Radha Madhava

Sri Radha Madhava

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Maha Shivarathri¸¸.*.✽.*.¸.*★.¸¸.* ☆The Great Night of Shiva☆ ๑۩۞۩๑இڿڰۣ-ڰۣღ๑۩۞۩๑

Lord Shivaji Neelkant Gangadhar
  

This Maha Shivarathri is one of the four nights of the year that holds a Secret
 Blessing for those who would keep Awake until Dawn, an all night vigil.
 The other three nights being Krsna Janamashtami; Deevali; and Holi.
 Many also keep a days fast!
The day is spent in preparation for the long night of spiritual practices, 
perhaps at the temple kirtana, haven, or puja ; at a lone venue
 in a special inspiring atmosphere for immersion in yoga; 
or at ones Inner Shrine, simply meditating at home!
Wherever  one chooses to be on this night,
all night, maybe in a remote Ancient Temple deep in the Himalayas,
or before a glowing fire in ecstasy chanting Mantras and prayers, 
concentrate on the True Friend of the Soul,
the Eternal Majesty of the Almighty Benevolent One,
The All Compassionate and Merciful Dispeller of Darkness,
The Ever Blissful Light of Light! ~
~ Lord Shiva Mahadev ~


Shivarathri comes on the 14th night of the waning moon every month.
This Maha Shivarathi comes once every year during this month. 
Ancient knowledge of the scriptures of India marks this night 
as extremely special shown by a particular alignment of the Sun, 
Moon, and the Earth causing in this most silent of nights 
a most powerful flow of subtle energy that is available to us all 
to rise our conscious level, a pure gift of Lord Shiva, if you will.
It is not just a night of waking, but of Awaking!!       
And as your practice continues through the night the mind is absorbed,
the sleepiness it once felt at it's usual time has long passed by the power
of the heart's concentration on a finer purpose, Higher Desire, a Greater Love!
The fatigue of the body gets forgotten in the pursuit of the Blessed Night of 
Grace.
And there comes a point in time, in this night, that one reaches a place so 
focused
as to go beyond the limits of the body into a spaceless place of pure 
timelessness!
Here there is no description in words for this state, it is one to be 
Experienced!
To flow deep into the Inner Revelations of your Essential Being 
and to drink the Nectarine Grace of this night is all the Compassion 
of Ras Raseshwar Shiva!
Parmeshwaraya Sada Shivaya!  Yogeshwaraya Mahadevaya!

"Om Namah Shivaya*Om Namah Shivaya*Om Namah Shivaya"



2 comments:

  1. ah what a beautiful description radheshwariji! om namah shivaye! love bunny

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  2. Great is the Shiva and greater are His devotees who with myriad waves remember Him all the time......Shivaratri, this year was spent in the deep Himalayas at the feet of Lord Kalpeshwar Mahadev, one of the five Kedars...Om!

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