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Shivratri celebrations: Commemorating the day of Lord Shiva

From a classical dance performance to a play on the life of the lord, here’s the line-up of events today on Mahashivratri.

art and culture Updated: Feb 24, 2017 07:31 IST
From a classical dance performance to a play on the life of the lord, here’s a line-up of events today on Mahashivratri.

Mahashivratri, the Hindu festival observed annually in honour of god Shiva, will be celebrated with pomp and grandeur this year too on February 24. Commemorating the festival, the devotees fast through out the day. This year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a 112-ft tall face of Adiyogi — the Source of Yoga, designed and consecrated by Sadhguru, founder, Isha Foundation, on Mahashivratri on February 24 at the Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The iconic face symbolises liberation, representing the 112 ways in which one can attain to one’s ultimate through the science of yoga.

PM Narendra Modi will unveil a 112-ft tall face of Adiyogi – the Source of Yoga, at the Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

As the city soaks in the festival of Mahashivratri, in reverence of lord Shiva, here’s looking at some events happening in the Capital.

The Hindi play, Mahadev, based on the life of the lord.

Mahadev: Revisit the tales from Shiva’s life with this Hindi play, Mahadev by Sanskriti Theatre Group. Directed by Rajeev Raj Gupta, the two-hour long mythological play showcases the tale, where king Daksha, father of Sati, hosted a grand yajna, wherein all gods were invited, with the exception of Shiva. The play deals with Shiva’s ordeal of seeing Sati’s lifeless body, Sati’s rebirth as goddess Parvati and her marriage to Lord Shiva.

Where: Shri Adhyaya Katyayni Shakti Peeth Temple Chhatarpur

When: 1.30pm onwards

Experience an offering to Lord Shiva this Mahashivratri by renowned Kuchipudi dancers Raja Radha Reddy.

An Ode to Lord Shiva: Experience an offering to lord Shiva this Mahashivratri by renowned Kuchipudi dancers Raja Radha Reddy with an all night concert series. The concert shall commence with Rudrachamakam — the vedic chants of Shiva, followed by performances by artists, such as Gundecha Brothers, Raja Radha Reddy, Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Pt. Rajendra Gangani, Aditi Sharma, Shashrek Amabardar, among others.

Where: NatyaTarangini Performing Art Center, Pushp Vihar, Sector-6, Saket

When: 8.30pm onwards

Experience divinity coupled with meditation at Zorba — The Buddha, Mehrauli-Gurgaon road.

Dance of Shiva : Experience divinity coupled with meditation in a night of dance and celebration at Zorba — The Buddha, Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, on Friday. The evening will see facilitators Ashwin Bharti, Ma Prem Bhakti take the attendees through the ancient Prana Urja Breathwork that lets one connect to the centre of our being and to the third eye, i.e connecting ourselves with the centre of our intuition.

Where: Zorba The Buddha, Mehruali-Gurgaon road

When: 5.30pm onwards

The Sopan Festival of young musicians and dancers is presented by the Sahitya Kala Parishad.

A dance and music festival: The Sopan Festival of young musicians and dancers, presented by the Sahitya Kala Parishad, Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi NCT, will help you soak in the festive spirit. Artist Himanshu Srivastava will showcase myths with Kalabhairava ashtakam, through the storytelling technique of Katha vachani.

Where: Central Park, Rajiv Chowk

When: February 24-28, 6.30pm onwards