10 March 2010

2010 Mahashivaratri Timings Arunachaleswarar Temple

Right click on photographs from last year's Mahashivaratri to view enlarged version.

Mahashivaratri falls on the fourteenth day of the dark fortnight of Phalguna (February-March), and is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Mahashivaratri this year will be celebrated at Arunachala Shiva Sthalams on the night of March 13 through March 14, 2010.

On this night Shiva Temples in Tiruvannamalai will follow the lead of the famous Arunachaleswarar Temple and stay open all night. To those who wish to make plans to attend the Big Temple through the night of Mahashivaratri, check my earlier posting at this link here with FULL details as to the timings and functions at Arunachaleswarar Temple. And its Siva Sannidhi will remain open THROUGHOUT the night of March 13 and 14, 2010.


Arul said...

Excuse me for being off topic, but I'm trying to recall the name of a Swami who got transmission in the presence of Sri Ramana Maharishi. I had bookmarked his site but have lost it now.

Basically he came from Andhra Pradesh in his youth having practised pranayama and mantras, but not making concrete progress. He then came down to Thiruvannamalai and sat in meditation in the presence of Sri Ramana Maharishi and is said to have got complete transmission. He then simply passed on a 'thank you' chit to Bhagavan and left.

Later on he recognized a young girl as his disciple and took her step by step to her own 'enlightenment'. Both guru and shishya now have an ashram (not sure where). Heard they make regular girivalams in a car.

Does this ring a bell?

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Think you are referring to Lakshmana Swami and Sri Sarada -- you can find the link below will take you to other sites for more information:


Arul said...

Exactly what I was looking for - Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Please, on Arunachala Grace don't allow the Nithyananda story to overshadow the Shivaratri celebrations in Tiruvannamalai.
Nith, I was told, has released a new video this morning on the scandal. Lord Shiva is more important for us.