Preparing for Siva’s Great Night

Aum Namah Sivaya

This evening is Mahasivaratri. The monastery is full of activity as preparations are made for Siva's great and blissful night. We observe tonight both as a discipline and a festivity, keeping a strict fast and all-night vigil, meditating, intoning Siva's 1,008 names, singing His praise, chanting Sri Rudram and bathing the Sivalinga.

You don't want to see God. You must feel God. God is you. Just be that. Satguru Siva Yogaswami

As long as there is searching, Parasiva has not been found, for searching is two, while It is one. Gurudeva

All this universe is in the glory of God, of Siva, the God of love. The heads and faces of men are His own, and He is in the hearts of all. Krishna Yajur Veda, Svetasvatara Upanishad 3.11


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    Great blessings..Aum Sivaya!

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    Prostrations, Salutations, Oblations, Adulations and Adorations to the most sacred crystal Sivalingam in Kaduval Temple on Siva’s most auspicious night of Mahasivarati. Aum Namah Sivaya. Sivaya Namah Aum.

  23. Ramai Santhirapala says:

    Beautiful and radiant! It is now the day after on the UK and will be thinking of the wonderful darshan coming from Kauai Aadheenam! Wishing you all a blessed night. Aum Namah Sivaya!

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    Aum Sivaya,Such beautiful photos of loving preparations for God Siva’s Great Night. Thank you. Anbe Sivamayam Satyame Parasivam.

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  48. Thillaiampalam Sivayogapathy, Toronto. says:

    Ganapathy Thunnai!
    Aum Namasivaya!
    Vanakkam to ALL!
    Siva Siva engilar theevinai yaalar,
    Siva Siva endridath theevinai maalunj,
    Siva Siva endridath thevaru maavar,
    Siva Siva ennach chivakathithaaneh.!
    ………….Thirumoolar -Thirumanthiram.
    Aum Shanthi!

  49. jan_jananayagam says:

    #ICYMI some very traditional #Sivaratri preparations via @KauaiMonastery http://t.co/ZtmQKpaZAY

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