Bengaluru: This year thousands of devotees from across India arrived at the Art of Living International Center to celebrate Maha Shivratri in the presence of the humanitarian and spiritual leader, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Art of Living.
“Let us all pray for peace to prevail in Europe. Our Art of Living volunteers across Europe are reaching out to the refugees and Indian students with all help and support,” Gurudev said.
Maha Rudrabhishekam, an ancient Vedic ceremony was performed by Vedic priests from Veda Agama Samskrutha Maha Patashala, Art of Living’s Heritage School, for world peace, safety and good health of everyone.
Powerful chanting and offerings, sounds of drums and cymbals filling up the atmosphere with sacred and positive reverberations.
About the significance of Shivaratri, Gurudev says, “Since thousands of years people have experienced and worshiped the Shiva Tattva. Shiva is peace, infinity and beauty. On the day of Shivratri, this Shiva principle, which remains above the material plane, touches the physical plane.”