Sivarathri is the day on which Siva takes the Linga Form for the benefit of the seekers. Siva is worshipped as the Form for the acquisition of jnana as the Vedas advise : Jnanam Maheswarath Iccheth (pray to Siva for wisdom). So, do not treat this day lightly and reduce the disciplines prescribed by the sages for its celebration, such as fast, vigil and uninterrupted recital of the Name of God, into a routine ritual. Contemplate on the Atma Linga, which emanates from Siva, and be convinced that Siva is in every one of you. Let this vision illumine your Inner consciousness.
- Baba -