Mahashivaratri 2019

Worship of Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva, whose nature is Consciousness and love, embodies the supreme Truth. His devotees worship him in countless ways. One classic way to perform worship is to hold an image of Lord Shiva in one's mind.

As our attention becomes established on a visual representation of Shiva, our awareness is drawn inward. There, in the serenity and silence of the heart, Shiva resides—formless and transcendent. Merging with the Lord, we come to know him as our own true Self.

As you explore this gallery, take a moment to allow the images to lead your awareness inward. Upon reflection, you may wish to share your experience with others.

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As I contemplated and absorbed these images, I found myself gliding into a serene inner silence. Then I sensed that I was one with infinite Consciousness and all its variations. I became aware of the protection and love of my Guru and felt immense appreciation for this profound experience.
 

Sorel, Canada

When I was looking at the images, their beauty lit up my mind. My awareness slipped into the flow of my breath and the throb of my heart. As a wind over a landscape, my breath was flowing in my body. The pulsation of my heart was echoing that of the universe. I had the awareness that Shiva, Supreme Reality, is everywhere, in everything, and I am That.
 

Rodez, France

This exquisite collection of images reveals to me the force and supreme elegance of God.  The intensity of the blue and white in the image of the mighty Mount Kailas couldn’t be more regal. I feel I am in the presence of the primordial being emanating pure protection, stability, benevolence, and warmth.

I am in awe of the experience of stillness and shakti these images evoke in me.
 

NewYork, United States