Mahashivaratri, "the great night of Shiva," is a time dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Supreme Being. Shiva is seen as all-pervasive Reality—universal Consciousness, the ultimate Truth, and infinite Love.
On the Siddha Yoga path, the entire month in which this celebration occurs is dedicated to the study and worship of Lord Shiva, who is invoked in the initiation mantra of the Siddha Yoga lineage, Om Namah Shivaya. Through the repetition of his divine name, you can come to know Lord Shiva as the divinity that dwells within everything and everyone—and, most especially, within your own heart.
On this page you will find a variety of traditional approaches to the study and worship of Lord Shiva, your own Self.