Mahashivaratri 2017

Shiva Arati
Worship of Lord Shiva

This beloved arati honors Lord Shiva, the primordial Guru. Baba Muktananda learned the Shiva Arati as a young sadhaka in the 1930s. Years later, in 1978, Baba incorporated this arati into the Ashram Daily Schedule in Gurudev Siddha Peeth, to be sung after the recitation of Shri Rudram. The Hindi and Sanskrit verses describe Lord Shiva in his abode atop Mount Kailas, being worshiped by gods and goddesses.

Shiva Arati
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This morning after I finished reciting Shri Rudram, I looked at the Siddha Yoga path website and found the Shiva Arati. Perfect! So I immediately started to sing it. It was wonderful, and it filled my heart with happiness and love.

a Siddha Yogi from Buenos Aires, Argentina

I played the Shiva Arati on the CD “Hymns to Shiva” while inwardly chanting along with Baba.

I am experiencing profound inner stillness, expansion, peace, and contentment. This beautiful chant is vibrating through my body, reverberating with “I am Shiva.”

My heart is filled with gratitude for our very own Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, who awakens us to our true essence—Shiva, the Self of all.

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA

This morning I decided that before lunch I will sing the Shiva Arati, just as I did each day when I visited Gurudev Siddha Peeth.

Thank you for this invitation. I love the words, the melody, and the rejuvenation I experience when I sing the Shiva Arati.

a Siddha Yogi from Berlin, Germany

Having just returned from Gurudev Siddha Peeth, I was thrilled to open the website and see the Shiva Arati. It is sung with such verve and love in Gurudev Siddha Peeth.  

I immediately chanted the Shiva Arati from the website text, and my body and mind were filled with a scintillating joy.

a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA