Mahasivaratri: All Night Chanting Vigil

Presented by Srinivasan, Anoop Punnackal Damodharan, Swami Ambikananda, Mahadev Chaitanya
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Celebration Description

All night vigil, chanting, and celebration of Pure Consciousness in the form of Lord Siva. This is the day that Siva was married to his consort Parvati. There will be four special Puja ceremonies and continuous kirtan (chanting) throughout the night. We will conclude by 5am with a feast. Prasad and Flower offerings are welcome. A once-a-year celebration not to be missed!

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Your accommodation rate includes pujas, satsangs, vegetarian meals and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.

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Director and senior teacher (acharya) of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch, Srinivasan has dedicated his life to the propagation of the classical teachings of Yoga. Srinivasan served and studied with his guru and yoga master, Swami Vishnudevananda,  and now continues to carry the teachings as a direct disciple.

As acharya, Srinivasan leads our team of teachers, conducts morning satsangs at the ashram, and leads workshops on various aspects of yoga philosophy and practice. He also leads the ashram's move toward Earth Care and sustainability, finding an effortless union between Permaculture and Yoga. He is a knowledgable and compassionate teacher whose life mission is empowering all with the peace and wisdom of Yoga.

Anoop Punnackal Damodharan

Anoop Punnackal Damodharan, a Tantric Priest from Kerala, South India is the resident priest at the Sivananda Yoga Ranch in New York. He comes from a long line of Tantric Priests and is an exceptional teacher of Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion.

He is trained in the proper use of mudras (hand gestures) and the proper chanting of mantras for positive energy, positive thinking, and purification of the mind.

Anoop is in residence at the Yoga Ranch every March through November. He spends the winter with his family in India.

Swami Ambikananda

Swami Ambikananda is the Ashram's resident sannyasa, or monk. She exemplifies Yoga as a joyful, light-hearted practice and has a contagious laugh that mirrors her approach to life. Through her dedication to the practices, her caring service and devotion, she brings an upbeat approach to Yoga, the gardens and the satsang hall.

Mahadev Chaitanya

Mahadev Chaitanya, manager of the Sivananda Yoga Ranch, has been dedicated to the practices of Yoga for nearly a decade. Through his intense devotion to Yoga and his great sense of humor, Mahadev Chaitanya is a wonderful teacher who effortlessly weaves classical yoga teachings into today's modern lifestyle.