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.

Mahashivaratri Celebrations 2016

Culture & Celebration

Mahashivaratri Celebrations 2016
March 7, 2016
Bangalore, India

Thousands of international delegates from 80 countries were part of the Maha Shivaratri celebrations at The Art of Living International Center.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of The Art of Living performed the Maha Rudrabhishekam. While the atmosphere was filled with the sacred chants, the diverse gathering meditated for the well-being of humanity. This was followed by an evening of music, meditation and wisdom.

On the significance of Shivaratri, Sri Sri said, “One of the factors that affect the mind and its moods is time. Our individual minds follow the rhythm in nature. For example, the sunrise has a different feeling associated with it than sunset. In the same way, certain days are more conducive for spiritual practice.”

He further added, “Shivaratri is one of the most significant days to meditate and come in touch with the deepest aspect of our consciousness. It is associated with India but the phenomenon is universal and that is why so many people from all over the world come here to experience it.”

Enthusiasts from all over India and abroad; Argentina, China, Brazil, Oman, Kuwait, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Russia, Iran, Taiwan, US were a part of the festivities. The delegation will be part of The World Culture Festival to be held on March 11th to 13th, 2016, in Delhi.


Mahashivaratri celebrations at Art of Living International Center with thousands of international delegates from 80 countries.