It is imperative for most of the things in life to conclude otherwise a fresh beginning is not possible. It is true for life where death is imperative beyond a point so that a new birth takes place. In everyday life, sun has to set so that a new dawn can happen, a painting has to finish to be framed; a project has to be closed to start a new one. In Hindu scriptures, Lord Shiva is the personification of destruction but actually he is an embodiment of new creation since without destroying, a new creation is not possible. This beautiful reality of life was discussed at length through a workshop named ‘Maha Shivratri Mahotsav’ at UK.

This one day event was organized by UK branch of DJJS (Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan) on the occasion of ‘Maha Shivratri’ at Shri Radha Krishan Mandir, Manchester, UK on March 7, 2016 from 2100 hours till midnight. Shri Niranjan Bhatt and Dr Ramesh Gulati, Trustee of Shri Radha Krishan Mandir along with DJJS preachers and volunteers were part of the event. Sadhvi Bhakti Priya Bharti Ji and Brother Kabir Ji, disciple of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji (Founder and Convenor of DJJS) were DJJS preachers.

DJJS, UK was invited by the Shri Radha Krishan Mandir’s committee on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri. The preachers presented Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji’s research on various episodes related to Lord Shiva’s divine play. If one analyses only the physical persona of Lord Shiva, it is different from the rest. What makes it different? Why does it look so different? Is the outfit and accessories that Lord Shiva adorn, just the matter of choice or is there any deep meaning to it? All these queries were resolved by the preachers seamlessly.

Another popular persona of Lord Shiva is ‘Shiv Tandava’ which is also called cosmic dance of destruction. In this dance, Shiv destroys the old world and creates a new one. His dance represents the energy flowing through the world giving it the seasons, day and night and birth and death. The deep down secrets associated with the Tandava were enunciated by the preachers. The preachers also acquainted the audience with the real significance of Hunter Suswar’s story which is associated with the day of ‘Maha Shivratri’. The event was concluded with a spectacular performance of ‘Shiv Tandav’ by a young child.

It was further explained as to how the presence of a perfect master in an individual’s life is the true way to experience the Lord Shiva within, away from all the embellishments and physical form, which is the true realization of GOD.

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