We invite you to join us as we celebrate Maha-Shivaratri at Chinmaya Somnath, starting late afternoon on Saturday, February 18 through early dawn on Sunday, February 19. The program will be in person and is open to everyone, including Non-Members.

3:30 pm – 10:00 pm 1st Kala – Rudrabhisheka, Paduka Puja & Cultural Programs
3:30 pm – 4:00 pmShiva Manasa Puja – Silent Japa
4:00 pm – 5:30 pmGanapati Puja and Mahanyasa Parayanam
5:45 pm – 8:20 pmRudrabhisheka, Paduka Puja, Nritya Arpanam, and Stotra Parayanam
8:20 pm – 8:25 pmMessage by Swami Dheerananda
8:30 pm – 10:00 pmCultural Program by Bala Vihar children
10:00 pm – 12:00 am2nd Kala – Bhajans / Kirtans and Meditation
10:10 pm – 11:40 pmBhajans
11:45 pm – MidnightMessage by Vedanta Teacher, Meditative Silence
12:30 am – 3:30 am3rd Kala – Rudrabhisheka with Bilva Archana
12:30 am – 3:00 amRudrabhisheka, Paduka Puja, Archana with Bilva Ashtottara-sata Stotram 
3:00 am – 3:30 amVeda Sara Shiva Stuti
3:30 am – 5:30 am4th Kala – Sri Rudram, Rudra-Trishati Archana, Lalita Sahasranama, Vedic Suktams and Vedic Aarti

Our devotees have the following opportunities for Maha-Shivaratri Puja sponsorship. For each of the sponsor devotees, we will perform sankalpa prior to the Puja. Vibhooti and flowers can be collected by the patrons after the Maha-Shivaratri Puja during the celebration.

  • Maha Shivaratri Grand Sponsor (All 4 Kalas)
  • 1st Kala Mahanyasa-purvaka Ekavara Rudrabhisheka Puja
  • 2nd Kala – Bhajans and Kirtans
  • 3rd Kala Ekavara Rudrabhisheka, Paduka Puja & Bilva-Archana
  • 4th Kala – Rudra Japa & Rudra Trishati Archana and Lalita Sahasranama Archana.

When you sign-up for Puja or Archana sponsorship, you may optionally enter your family Gothram, your name, and Nakshatra. You can enter your family members’ names (up to 4 members) and their Nakshatra.