Who can explain the significance of MahaShivarathri better than Bhagawan Himself?

“Immerse your mind in good thoughts and world will be good; soak it in bad thoughts and the world will be bad for you. So, recollect only good, think, plan and do only good, speak and act only good. Then as a result you will approximate God, the source of all good. This is the message of Shivaraathri.”

~Divine discourse delivered by Bhagawan on the day of Shivarathri, 7 Mar 1978, at Brindavan.



Significance of Maha Shivarathri !!!

“No one seems to have made an effort to recognize the meaning and significance of Shivarathri. In fact, the very word Shivarathri reveals its meaning. “Shiva” means auspicious and “rathri” means night. Thus, Shivarathri means auspicious night.

Then the question arises, “Who is Shiva?”
The divine consciousness pervading all the living beings is none other than Shiva. This Shivattwa (divine consciousness) permeates not only human beings, but the birds, beasts and animals as well. In fact, every moment in our life can be taken to be Shivarathri. We need not wait for Shivarathri on a particular day in a year.”

– Divine Discourse, Shivarathri morning, 8 Mar 2005, Prasanthi Nilayam


An Interview with Shirdi Sai Baba

Man : “What surprises you the most about mankind?”

Sai answered – “That they get bored of with childhood, they rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.

That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health.

That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future.

That they live as if they will never die, and then die as if they had never lived.”

Man :” Thank you for your time,” I said humbly.
“Is there anything else you would like your children to know?”

Sai smiled, and said… “Just know that I am here, Always for my Children”




Deepavali has to be observed as a day for getting rid of all the bad qualities in us, symbolised by the demon Narakasura and the man has to light the Atmajyothi, in him.

There is a scientific reason also for this celebration. With the end of the rainy season water stagnates in many places and the surrounding areas teem with mosquitoes and other insects. The smoke from the crackers and fireworks destroys these insects and disinfects the atmosphere.

On this day, people insist on wearing new clothes. Let your hearts too rejoice, clothed in fresh ideals and feelings and resolutions. Relish these sweets from this day on, and mould your lives into sweet songs of Love.

Blessings of Swami