Shivanga for Men

Dates for 2016 & 2017

Initiation

Culmination

Dec 13, Tuesday (2016) Jan 27, Friday
Jan 12, Thursday Feb 24, Friday (Mahashivratri)
Feb 10, Friday Mar 27, Monday
Mar 12, Sunday April 25, Tuesday
April 10, Monday May 25, Thursday
May 10, Wednesday (Chitra Pournami) June 23, Friday
June 9, Friday July 22, Saturday
July 8, Saturday (Guru Purnima) Aug 21, Monday
Aug 7, Monday Sep 19, Tuesday
Sep 5, Tuesday Oct 19, Thursday
Oct 5, Thursday Nov 17, Friday
Nov 3, Friday Dec 17, Sunday

 

Sadhana Guidelines for Men:

  • The sadhana begins on Pournami and ends on Shivarathri, 42 days later.
  • Shivangas will be initiated into the Shivanamaskar practice and the appropriate mantras.
  • Shivanamaskaram should be done with devotion 21 times a day, either before sunrise or after sunset on an empty stomach.
  • It is mandatory for the Shivangas to be at the Dhayanalinga in Coimbatore on Shivarathri.
  • Shower/bath should be taken twice a day. Herbal bathing powder (snanam podi) can be used instead of soap.
  • Biksha must be received from at least 21 people.
  • During the period of the vrata, smoking, consuming alcohol and eating non-vegetarian food are not allowed.
  • Only 2 meals can be had during the day. The first meal should be after 12 noon.
  • Whites or light color clothing can be worn during the Sadhana period.

Shivanga for Men

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