Updated: Maha Shivaratri – 27th Feb 2014


Maha Shivaratri is celebrated on Thursday Feb 27th 2014. It is mandatory to visit the temple and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva during this day. In many customs they do fast on this day, but in our Madhwa tradition it is a festival and we do not fast. I remember visiting the Shiva Temple at Vijaya College in Bijapur which had 1001 Lingas along with my parents every year.

Attached below are prayers to say for Lord Shiva and seek his blessings.

Vandhe Sambhum Umaapathim Suragurum
Vandhe Jagath Kaaranam
Vandhe Pannaga Bhooshanam Mrigadharam
Vandhe Pasoonaam Pathim
Vandhe Soorya Sasaanga Vahnni Nayanam
Vandhe Mukundha Priyam
Vandhe Baktha Janaasryam Cha
Varadham Vandhe Sivam Sankaram


I bow to Sambu the Lord of Uma and the teacher of the Devas. I bow to the Lord Who is the root cause of the entire world. I bow to the Lord, Who has the serpent as His ornament, Who carries a deer. I bow to the Lord of all beings. I bow to the Lord Who has the Sun, the Moon and the Fire as His three eyes. I bow to Him Who is fond of Mukundha. I bow to Him, Who is the refuge of all devotees and Who grants boons to them. I bow to Siva, the creator of all auspicious things.

This blog has lyrics for several songs on Lord Shiva. Check the links below


9 responses to this post.

  1. This year ‘Maha Shivaratri’ is on Feb-27-2014 and not on Mar-27-2014 as stated…


  2. Posted by Gayathri on February 12, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Meera Ji,

    Is it not February 27th the Thursday??


  3. Thank you very much for Siva Ashtotram in PDF. You have also reminded about Maha Sivaratri. All virtues will go to you Meera.


  4. Thanks for the useful info.

    By the way access the link below to participate in dialogue related to the latest Satsang.



  5. Posted by anjana tikotkar on February 13, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Hello. Mahashivaratri is on 27th feb 2014 .


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