Maha Shivratri is celebrated in the honour of Lord Shiva, with devotees observing day-long fasts. The term Maha Shivratri is derived from the three words – Maha, Shiva, Ratri. As the name suggests, this auspicious event is celebrated at the night, and not in the day. This year too, mega events have been planned for a grand celebration of this grand night.
This year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a 112-ft tall face of Adiyogi — the Source of Yoga, designed and consecrated by Sadhguru, founder, Isha Foundation, on Mahashivratri on February 24 at the Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
The statue weighs 500 tonnes and is made of steel. It took 2.5 years for the team to design the statue and it was built in about eight months. The statue is 112-feet tall as Adiyogi opened up 112 possibilities for human beings to reach their ultimate potential. The Isha Foundation also claims that there is a scientific significance as there are 112 chakras in the human system, with which one can work to explore 112 dimensions of life.
A livestream of the event will be available at the below link from 6pm onwards:
Besides the Isha Foundation, there is also a grand event by the Art Of Living foundation. Lakhs of devotees from about a 100 countries are expected to arrive at the Art of Living International Center, Bangalore, in presence of, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The Maha Rudra Puja is expected to start at 8pm today, followed by Satsang and Prasadam, and the celebrations will continue into the wee hours of the morning on 25th February.
A livestream of the celebrations will be available below from 7.30pm onwards: