Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life. He has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality and religion. His goal is to uplift people around the globe, to reduce stress, and to develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.


Ancient chants fill up the air at Mahashivratri celebrations

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Ancient chants fill up the air at Mahashivratri celebrations

Over A Lakh People From 6 continents and 75 Countries join MahaShivratri Celebrations with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

February 13, 2018
Bengaluru, India

Meditations, accompanied by vibrations of ancient chants, the sound of cymbals, drums and devotional music filled the air at the pristine, colorful, and lit-up Art of Living International Center as over one lakh devotees from 75 countries gathered to celebrate the occasion of Mahashivratri.

“Since thousands of years, people have experienced and worshiped the Shiva Tattva. Shiva is peace, infinity, and beauty. It is a combination of stillness and dance,” said Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. “Realizing that you’re a part of this something that’s magnanimous and beautiful is Shivratri.”

The Art of Living’s Mahashivratri celebrations were marked by Rudra Puja, an ancient Vedic ceremony, chants, and meditation.

Millions from across the world joined the Mahashivratri celebrations through live webcast as well as live telecast.

The official Art of Living Android App was also launched on the occasion of Mahashivratri.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Mahashivratri 2018

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Mahashivratri 2018

One lakh people meditated with Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar during Mahashivratri celebrations 2018