Mysore/Mysuru: Mahashivaratri will be celebrated at Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashram, Dattanagar, Ooty Road, from Feb. 20 to 22 with the following events:
Feb. 20 (Thursday): 9 am – Srichakra puja, Maha Ganapathy Homa; 10 am – Girija Kalyana; 6 pm – Sri Venkatamakhi Memorial and Sri Thyagaraja Swamy Aradhana — Mass singing of Pancharatna compositions by Mysuru musicians.
Feb.21 (Friday): 6 am – Maha Ganapathy Homa and Rudra Homa at Nada Mantapa; 9 am – Srichakra Puja and Maha Rudra Homa Purnahuti; 10 am – Benedictions by Pujya Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji; 6 pm – Rudrabhisheka to Sachchidananadeshwara Shiva Linga by Sri Swamiji; 7 pm – Sahasra Kalashabhisheka to Shiva Linga by devotees; Karnatak vocal duet by Vidu. Sarvepalli Sreya and Vidu. Rajalakshmi; 8.30 pm – Karnatak vocal duet by Vidu. Sanmati Varanasi and Vidu. Srikruti Varanasi; 10 pm – Abhisheka to Shiva Linga,11 times chanting of Rudra Prasna Veda Mantras and different decorations to Shivalinga; Divine Melodies — Musical Ensemble by Vid. Kadri Manikant and Group.
Feb.22 (Saturday): 12 am – Sri Datta Anagha Lakshmi Vrata by devotees; 3 am – Shiva Bhajans, Divyanama Sankeertana and discourses by Sri Swamiji; 6 am – Maha Mangalarati to Sri Sachchidanandeshwara Shiva Linga; Bharatanatyam by Shambhavi Jagadish of Chennai; Theertha and Prasada distribution.