MahaSivaratri Celebrations at the Lord Vanalingesvara Altar at Purna Vidya, 2016

MahaSivaratri Celebrations at the Lord Vanalingesvara Altar at Purna Vidya Coimbatore brought much peace and joy to all the devotees assembled for the Trikala Abhisekha Puja from 6am till midnight. The day was spent in observing fast and chanting the pancaksari mantra at the ashram. The elaborate worship was performed by Swamiji and Ammaji, a unique sight of devotion which melted the hearts of one and all present. The devotees remarked at how intimate they felt their bond with Lord Vanalingesvara as they could have His darshan all day long, sitting near Him. They felt as if Divinity had truly brought infinite blessings to all. The sacred message of the beautiful text, Arunachala Pancaratnam, of Sri Ramana Maharishi was revealed by Ammaji. She explained how “Lord Arunachala being the very heart, abides within as ‘I’, the Consciousness in every living being and hence Self Inquiry alone can reach us to the Lord”. The day ended with beautiful Shiv-bhajans’ rendering in Carnatic Music by Sri Muralikrishna and his artist team as well as Ganga-bhajans by Sri Rajnikant Semwal.