Maha Shivaratri


Maha Shivtratri holds an immense religious and spiritual significance among Hindus. Maha shivratri is the one of the major festivals of Hindus celebrated across the country with great grandeur. This is one of the most significant festivals in Hindu religion.

‘The Great Night of Shiva’ is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the deity Shiva. The festival commemorates the wedding of Shiva and Parvati, and the occasion that Shiva performs his divine dance, called the Tandava.

Maha Shivaratri is celebrated at night.

The celebration runs between Fri, Mar 8, 2024, 5:27 PM – Sat, Mar 9, 2024, 1:47 PM EST

This event is called Natyanjali, literally “worship through dance”. It also commemorates the start of spring. 

Now, a bit over half way through the Lenten season, and just a night before the start of Ramadan, Hindu’s offer us an amazing opportunity to celebrate ourselves with music and dancing.

As we can see with the Dervises who dance themselves into alignment with the Divine, we can take some time on the evening of March, 8 to listen to some uplifting music and dance. We can use the rhythm of the music to rock us into a state of trans or as the Hindu’s call it a state of awakening.

Remember to take the time to enjoy and celebrate yourself: celebrate that you have come so far on your journey of unfolding or just dance for the sake of the music. It does not matter, as long as you are doing it enthusiastically. 

What am I going to do? DANCE! 🙂