Mahashivaratri 2018

Share Your Mahashivaratri Crescent Moon Photos

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Siddha Yogis all over the world will celebrate Mahashivaratri—the sacred night of Lord Shiva. It is said that on this night of the finest sliver of the crescent moon, the benefits of performing spiritual practices are multiplied one thousand-fold.

In honor of this auspicious night of Lord Shiva, you, your friends, and your family are all warmly invited to share photos of the crescent moon as seen from your location.

These photos will be displayed in the Mahashivaratri Moon Gallery on the Siddha Yoga path website.

Information about Photographing the Moon

  • Research the time of the appearance of the crescent moon in your location on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
  • Check your locality for the best place to view and photograph the moon.
  • If possible include some of the surroundings in your photographs; for example, the moon over water, trees, mountains, or buildings. This will give the viewer a sense of where you are.
  • To photograph the moon, the camera needs to be as still as possible.
    • The best option is to use a tripod.
    • You can also place the camera on a flat surface.
    • Another option is to hold the camera steady by placing your elbows on a solid surface.

How to Submit Your Mahashivaratri Crescent Moon Photographs
to the Siddha Yoga Path Website

  • After photographing the moon, please send the images as soon as possible.
  • You are welcome to submit up to three photographs with each submission.
  • Please use a JPEG file format no larger than 2 MB for each photo.
  • To submit your photos, click on the link below, which will become active on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (USA).
  • The submission form will be available until February 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (USA).
Click here to submit a photo