Maha Shivaratri and Ganapathy Homa

Maha Shivaratri and Ganapathy Homa
Maha Shivaratri and Ganapathy Homa
Feb 27, 2014 7:30pm to Feb 28, 2014 6:00pm (ended)

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:30 pm – 6:00 am, Friday morning:

Maha Shivaratri and Ganapathy Homa - The Great Night of Lord Shiva

Please join Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya and the M. A. Center community as we celebrate the Great Night of Lord Shiva with a traditional all-night program and homa in the morning. Spiritual practices done on this night are considered to be especially beneficial. Staying awake is symbolic of the awareness and oneness of purpose that a spiritual aspirant needs to reach the goal.

BART pickup will be available that night at 7 PM from Castro Valley Station. Please RSVP by leaving a message on the BART pickup extension: 510-537-9417 x 447

The night includes puja, chanting, bhajans and ends with a Ganapathy Homa open to all for World Peace. 

7:30 PM: 108 Names, Satsang & Bhajans lead by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Dinner Break

10:00 PM – 11:45 PM: Shiva Puja performed by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya followed by  

                                    Flower Petal Offering

                                    Bhajans & Rudram chanting during Flower Petal Offering

                                    Prasad Distribution by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya

11:45 – 12:00 AM: Tea Break/Circle Dance Setup

12:00 – 12:45 AM: Circle Dance

12:45 – 1:45 AM: Shiva 1000 Names

1:45 – 2:00 AM: Tea Break

2:00- 3:00 AM: Bhajans

3:00 – 3:30 AM: 108 Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, Peace Prayer Chanting

3:30 – 4:00 AM: Tea Break & setup for Homa

4:00 AM – 6:00 AM: Ganapathy Homa for world peace by Bri. Remadevi (open to all)

                                 Arati, closing prayers & Prasad

Questions? Email M.A. Center Events


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  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam
  • Hymn to the Divine Mother, Mahishasura Mardini Stotram

Sundays: 6:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam
  • Hymn, Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
  • Guided Integrated Amrita Meditation - IAM: 7:45am


  • Chant, Guru Stotram
  • Devotional singing, bhajans
  • Closing, arati and prayers
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