Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS)
President Droupadi Murmu, India’s first tribal woman president, is going to grace the occasion of Mahashivratri 2023 on February 18 at the Isha Yoga Centre, Coimbatore, according to the official statement by Isha Foundation on Friday.
This will be her first visit to Tamil Nadu after assuming the President’s chair. Special security arrangements have been made for the President’s smooth participation in the mega celebrations at Isha.
The nightlong festival will begin at 6 PM on February 18 and continue till 6 AM the following morning, in the presence of Sadhguru. Isha Mahashivratri will be live-streamed in 16 languages and telecast on all major television networks in India in English, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, and various other regional languages.
Thousands are expected to join the LIVE event and millions will participate in guided meditations and soak themselves in unparalleledmusic, dance, and cultural performances in front of the 112-ft Adiyogi on Mahashivratri.
Explaining the importance of Mahashivratri, Sadhguru says, “Mahashivratri – not of Religion or Beliefs, not of Race or Nation; a night in which planetary positions cause a natural energy upsurge in the human system. A Cosmic phenomenon with a Universal impact. Experience this consciously.”
Starting with the Pancha Bhuta Kriya at Dhyanalinga, Isha Mahashivratri will begin with Linga Bhairavi Maha Yatra and move to Sadhguru discourse, midnight meditations, and spectacular Adiyogi Divya Darshanam, a 3D projection video imaging show.
Renowned artists from different parts of the country like Rajasthani folk singer Mame Khan, award-winning Sitar maestro Niladri Kumar, Tollywood singer Ram Miriyala, Tamil playback singer Velmurugan, Mangli, Kutle Khan, and Bengali folk singer Ananya Chakraborty will be performing this year. Karnataka Janapada and Theyyam troupes will also showcase their folk culture through their dance and music. There will be the much-sought performances by Isha Foundation’s homegrown brand- Sounds of Isha, and dance performances by Isha Samskriti promise to heighten the mystical aura of the night.