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Video of Shivratri 2013 with Sri Sri

Fond memories of welcoming and honouring of 252 venerable deities of Bangalore and surrounding villages at the upcoming open air amphi theatre – Guru Padukavanam at Art of Living International Ashram, Bangalore

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji at yagnashala giving the new Sudarshan Kriya to over 20,000 people prior to Rudra Puja on March 10th at Art of Living Interntional Ashram, Bangalore

Maha Rudrabhishek on Shivratri evening and satsang at yagyashalat at Art of Living International Ashram, Bangalore

Related Article:  Maha Shivratri with Sri Sri 2012, 2011

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This Shivratri all eyes are set on the unveiling of the Phase 1 of the breath-takingly beautiful amphi-theatre at Art of Living Bangalore Ashram – THE GURU PADUKAVANAM.

Art of Living Shivratri - GPV Ph 1


Shivratri - Guru Paduka Ph 1



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The Guru Paduka Vanam is designed in the shape an open amphi theatre in the shape of Gurudev’s Paduka with a capacity to accommodate two lakh people. The architecture is based on Vedic Concepts of beautiful gardens (vanam), which provide shelter and nourishment to a seeker on his spiritual journey.

The Complete Layout of Guru Paduka Vanam amphi-theatre coming up at Art of Living Bangalore Ashram seems to be a  bewitchingly beautiful drawing of the Paradise.


GPV-1 plan layout

Various kinds of trees will be planted in the garden based on their spiritual significance and  connections with subtle energies. Meditating under these trees will be a spiritual treat!

Art of Living Shivratri - GPV Anand Setu


The Guru Sarovara slated to come up during the next phase of Guru Paduka Vanam will probably be the most refreshing spot of the Greek acropolis style rock cut amphi theatre. The steps leading to the pond will be built on the lines of ancient temple architecture of India and and help in cleansing a persons energy.

GPV and Guru saroovara

A view of the Vaikuntha Stage is the prefect appellation for this beautiful stage set amidst the back drop of the heavenly Guru Sarovar. Planning a celebration in Vedic style? Hold on till the making of Vaikuntha for this is the place!

GPV and Vaikuntha stage

Many more surprises are on the cards. But we have revealed too many already! Now it’s time for shshshsh…. some silence.


Watch live webcast of Shivratri celebration with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Date : 10th March
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