Sivaratri Festival

Presented by Swami Vashistananda, Shakti RisingFriday, February 24, 2017
6:00 pm–6:00 am

(flowers, fruits, and Prasad are Welcome)


Celebrate this auspicious festival, the Great Night of Lord Siva, with a series of four pujas. Devotees perform sincere worship of Siva, the Lord of cosmic transformation and dance. Keep vigil all night. Chant kirtan until sunrise. Be uplifted and obtain countless blessings.  All night vigil, chanting, and celebration of Pure Consciousness in the form of Lord Siva. A once a year opportunity not to be missed. There will be 4 special Puja ceremonies throughout the night. We will conclude by 5am with a feast.   


Friday, February 24th

  • 2-3pm Arrival
  • 3-5pm Yoga Class
  • 5pm Simple Vegetarian Dinner
  • 6pm 1st Siva Puja Ceremony
  • 9pm 2nd Siva Puja Ceremony
  • 12am 3rd Siva Puja Ceremony
  • 4am 4th Siva Puja Ceremony
  • 6am Refreshments

Swami Vashistananda

Swami Vashistananda comes from the Namboodri lineage in Southern India, Kerala. He was the personal priest of Swami Vishnudevananda and has been a long-time teacher of bhakti and vedanta in the Sivananda organization ever since. He has been at the Yoga farm since October 2014.

Shakti Rising

Shakti Rising is a Kirtan group from Mount Shasta.  They are led by harmonium player and lead kirtanist, Sahadev, who took the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course in 1992, and has been in love with all aspects of yoga ever since. He currently teaches yoga classes and leads weekly kirtan and scripture study groups in Mount Shasta, CA.  He is also an audio and video recording engineer and offers PA sound system services in support of inspiring musicians and teachers.  Other members of the group are Mahalakshmi, Radha, Rudrani devi, Winterhawk.