Maha ShivaRatri, Shiva, moon

The festival of Maha Shiva-ratri, the ‘Night of Shiva’, is celebrated throughout India and the world by sincere devotees of Shiva. In Los Angeles, we will privately celebrate Maha Shiva-ratri on the night of Friday, Feb 21st, 2020, which is a day earlier than the Vedic calendar, according to Kashmir Shaiva philosophy. Swamiji suggested spending…

All glory be to Thee, O Lord Śhiva, who art the only festival in my life. ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

This is a beautiful excerpt from the devotional text of the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali, explained by Swami Lakshmanjoo. In which Utpaladeva asks Lord Shiva: “When that festival will appear to me?” The Intensity of the Festival of Devotion by Utpaladeva is to get entry in universal God Consciousness. Chapter 9 (11:49) कदा मे स्यात्विभो…

“Existing or non-existing, I will find You everywhere and I will worship You everywhere.” ~Swami Lakshmanjoo

In this excerpt of Chapter 12 Verse 28 from the Hymns to Shiva, Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali by Swami Lakshmanjoo, we find Utpaladeva proclaiming: “Existing or non-existing, I will find You everywhere and I will worship You everywhere.” Chapter 12 (01:04:39) भावा भावतया सन्तु भवद्भावेन मे भव  । तथा न किञ्चिदप्यस्तु न किञ्चिद्भवतोऽन्यथ  ॥२८॥ bhāvā bhāvatayā santu…

In this excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, Swami Lakshmanjoo quotes Lord Shiva/Krishna saying: “I am the creator of everybody, I am the producer of everybody. This way, whoever knows Me, he is really a realized soul and he has got full faith in Me.” View on YouTube Bhagavad Gita DVD 10 (05:55) एतां विभूतिं योगं…

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