Maha Shivaratri 2020

Friday, Feb 21, 2020 07:00 h
to Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 08:00 h
Shree Peetha Nilaya – Bhakti Marga Centre and Ashram
Am Geisberg 1-8
65321 Heidenrod Springen
Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda
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Shiva is pure consciousness. He is the Supreme Lord’s greatest bhakta as he is always meditating upon Narayana. Known as the Lord of Destruction, he stands for the dissolution of the mind, which is exactly what we need in order for pure Love to awaken inside the heart. Through his Grace, Shiva destroys our pride and ego so that bhakti can grow in our hearts and we can rise to attain the Lotus Feet of Lord Narayana. 

Shivaratri is when you forget about your mind and let your mind dwell only on the Divine. That's what Shivaratri is - it is uplifting you and really awakening what is deep inside of you.

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda

Did you know?

Shivaratri is a time to sincerely pray to Lord Shiva to ask him to install himself in our hearts. As we bathe him in the form of a lingam, he is cleaning our inner impurities and awakening the devotion within us, so that we can realise him in our hearts and see him everywhere. 


Impressions of Maha Shivaratri 2019

What to Expect

Maha Shivaratri begins in the morning with puja and abhishekam (bathing ritual) done on the large Shiva murti, outside on the front lawn. Evening celebrations start at 18:00 and last until 09:00 the next morning. During the celebration there will be four rounds of puja, abhishekam to Shiva in the form of lingams and guest offerings. To show our sincerity, we stay awake throughout the night singing, dancing and praising the Divine. Traditionally, white is the colour of Lord Shiva.

What to wear 


    Deity Journey

    The Serve a Deity program is happy to introduce our brand-new Deity Journey seminars. Each seminar will take you on a journey to help you deepen your relationship with the deity through knowledge, music, worship rituals, chanting, and sangha. The Journey with Shiva is a perfect companion to our Maha Shivaratri festivities. This event is open to everyone who would like to know more about Shiva, the role he plays on the Bhakti Marga path, and how to connect more deeply with the wisdom he imparts. 

    Journey with Shiva

    Multiply the Blessings!

    When we offer our love to the Divine, the Divine showers us with blessings. Giving from the heart is a true blessing in and of itself. Giving without expecting anything in return multiplies the blessings even more, especially when you selflessly sponsor an event. Everyone who helps sponsor the event benefits from all the prayers done, even when you are unable to attend! 

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    Friends of Bhakti Marga

    This event will be livestreamed for Friends of Bhakti Marga members. Livestreaming is just one of the many benefits of being a Friend. 

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    Place: Shree Peetha Nilaya

    Shree Peetha Nilaya is the 'Home of Maha-Lakshmi' and a beautiful place to experience Divine Love. Come enjoy all the centre has to offer; join us for a day, for an event, or for a weekend.

    Guest Rooms

    The Ashram offers a variety of guest rooms, all of which include a meal package. If rooms are unavailable online, please write to us to be added to a waiting list: events [at] (subject: Room%20reservation)

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    Shree Peetha Nilaya - Bhakti Marga

    In ancient times, yogis would receive Divine Inspiration through the connection to God in Nature. Shree Peetha Nilaya is such a place.

    Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda


    Due to space limitations people are often turned away from events, especially those with Paramahamsa Vishwananda. So, if you are unable to attend your reserved event, please be respectful and cancel your reservation as soon as possible to make space for another. 

    Non-Paid Cancellation Policy

    Although there is no financial penalty for not showing up, or for cancelling a free or donation-only event, failure to cancel your reservation could affect your ability to book future events. 


    If you have any questions about the event or registration, please contact us:
    Phone: +49 (0) 6124 605 9000
    Tuesday – Saturday: 14:00 – 17:00
    Email: events [at]