Mahashivaratri, “the great night of Lord Shiva,” is a time dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is seen as all-pervasive Reality—universal Consciousness, the ultimate Truth, infinite Love, and your own Self. On the Siddha Yoga path, we honor Lord Shiva as the Adi Guru, the “first” Guru. The celebration of Mahashivaratri is focused on repetition of Om Namah Shivaya, the initiation mantra of the Siddha Yoga lineage. By repeating his sacred name, you can come to know Lord Shiva as the divinity that dwells within everything and everyone—and within your own Heart.