We were very pleased to be able to celebrate Mahashivaratri in our brand new Centre in Gers and it also happened to be our first public ritual since we moved here from Paris in mid-December 2020.
We began with a metta meditation in order to quiet our minds and go within, followed by an astotra to Swamiji. We then celebrated Shiva with a lingam abhishekam and everyone received a lingam blessing. We also enjoyed singing bhajans and exchanging thoughts after reading some satsangs.
What with the current Covid situation that has changed so many things, with social contacts being limited and barely nothing here in the West that supports the spirit of celebrating Mahashivaratri, we were very grateful for the Ashram organizing this live programme that connected us all in celebrating this important moment, despite the distance between us.
And now, having celebrated Mahashivaratri, we can already sense a spiritual energy in our new temple that is extremely sweet but at the same time also very powerful!
Om Namah Shivaya! Jai Prema Shanti!