Monday, February 20 is Mahashivaratri, the "Night Of Shiva." Today's playlist contains talks and explanations, excerpts from Mahashivaratri festivals, a meditation interval with a beautiful slideshow of temples, Shiva's nataraja dance, and two Om Namah Shivaya bhajans by artists from India and the West.
The Bend Kirtan Community is celebrating Mahashivaratri at The Peaceful Heart, 29 NW Greeley Ave in Bend with a kirtan on Sunday, February 19th from 5 - 7 pm, the festival celebration on Monday February 20 from 7 pm - midnight (you don't have to stay for the whole thing but it's going to be fabulous!) and a Fire Ceremony at midnight following the singing.
(I just want to mention that Mahashivaratri in February 2009 was the first event I attended with the Bend Kirtan Community and, like the woman says in the first segment of today's playlist, it changed my life! Shellie)
Eight videos play for 85 minutes
1 - Gayatri Mantra ( 3 Times ) Artist: Rattan Mohan Sharma 1:51
2 - Shivaratri 2012 Webcast Celebration - Rituals Remove Karma, Increase Prosperity 5:04
3 - Om Namah Shivaya ( Awesome DHUN ) (Must Listen) 10:10
4 - Creating the Universe - Shiva Lingam Mahashivaratri festival special 15:44
5 - Maha Shivaratri Meditation 2011 16:27
Meditative music for Shivaratri 2011 with a pictorial tour of 275 temples visited and sung by poets of the 1st millennium.
6 - Mahashivarathri / Yaksha 2012 20:01
7 - Nataraja Dance 5:58
8 - OM Namah Shivaya - Krishna Das (Extended Version_HQ Audio) 9:55