Monday 20 February 2012 is Maha Shiva Ratri, the Grand night of Lord Shiva, at Trayambakeshwar Jyotir Lingam in Nasik, Maharashatra
Lord Shiva is the Supreme Self: Being, Peace surpassing understanding; Wholeness; Oneness. He is Mahadeva - the great God of gods. Often depicted in perfect samaadhi, He is our deepest meditation - the eternal witness: our own least excited state of awareness - pure consciousness - non dual awareness. The unmanifest source of creation - the home/Unified Field of all the laws of nature; He is the silent, eternal, non changing source of all change and divesity.
Shiva is the one from which the many emerge.
Shiva is the abode of supreme peace. When the mind knows itself to be that state of awareness, the experience is of the most profound peace. World peace is a natural by-product when that supremely auspicious level of natural law is awakened in world consciousness.
Overcoming Long Term Struggle - Rudraabiskek (Rudra yagya)
On a more expressed level, Rudra - the lively aspect of Shiva is known as the redeemer. He removes flaws and imperfections by dissolving creation into its underlying unmanifest state: bringing everything 'home' to rest in its state of perfection: Supreme Reality.
For practical purposes Rudra is the antidote to afflictions of Shani: the planet Saturn (Grief, obstacles, delays)
For those involved in court cases, long illnesses and other long term struggles, The grand night of Lord Shiva is one of the best days in the year to perform remedial yagyas.
Primordial Male

Lord Shiva is commonly worshipped in the form of the Shiva Lingam - the phallus. This underscores the fact that he is the quintessence of male energy: primordial male. So for women who desire a husband or partner
- desiring the welfare of their husband/partner
- desiring the welfare of their relationship

Maha Shiva Ratri is the best day of the year to perform yagyas to accomplish these goals.
Trayambakeshwar Jyotir Lingam in Nasik, Maharashtra is one of the 12 principal seats of Lord Shiva in India. Out of thousands of Shiva temples these 12 'Jyotir' or Self effulgent Lingams (lit from within) occupy a class of their own as the greatest, most celebrated & most powerful centres of Shiva's energy in the world. The lingams (murthis or idols) in these temples are all 'swambhu' or self created - not man made. Some hold Trayambakeshwar to be the first Jyotir Lingam. It is one of the 5 amrit sthanams or most sacred places in India; Kumbha Mela is held here. It is also mentioned in the Vedic literature. Yagyas and pujas have been performed here for thousands of years. More important, the experience of Lord Shiva's presence or darshan in these temples is unparalleled. For this reason millions of devotees come from far and wide each year to bathe in that experience of wholeness and peace which surpasses the understanding. And as a result of the profound presence of Lord Shiva at these Jyotir Lingams, yagyas performed here deliver outstanding benefits.
Village of Trayambakeshwar with surrounding mountains

Trayambakeshwar Jyotir Lingam in Nasik is widely regarded as one of the best places in India to perform remedies for Saturn; Rudra yagyas, Rahu, Sun and Moon Yagyas.
It is held to be one of the 3 best places in India to perform Pitru Shanthi.

With Shilpa & Sanjivani & Sanjay Karve & friend October 2009

The chief pandits who organize & perform our yagyas are 3 brothers: Purushottam, Girish & Lalit Lohagoankar. Their family has lived at Trayambakeshwar for more than 300 years. They are highly respected members of the local community. Their yagyas consistently deliver excellent results.

Chief Pandits Lalit & Purushottam Lohagoankar & sons outside Trayambakeshwar
Lalit performing Saturn yagya in grounds of Trayambakeshwar Temple 2009
Performing Rudra Abhishek yagya in grounds of Trayambakeshwar Temple on Maha Shiva Ratri 2010

...yagyas are such an incredible blessing....Not only are we "fore-warned" but we can actually change the outcomes in our favour... Full Text

...I am simply left with a wonderment at the workings of the universe and an overwhelming gratitude for his (Ganesh's) help. Full Text

Can you remember...just how much he was suffering. Then we did the yagya...I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am and how happy and confident he has become. Full Text

Then when he suddenly had all that pain over Christmas I thought well this is it. Then the yagya you did for him seemed to take away the pain... which 'suddenly' one week after the yagya resolved in one day... Full Text

...I do not ever remember feeling as positive and calm as I have since the Yagya has been completed. Full Text

...she and her friend won 1st prize for their section [Years 7 to 10] and then proceeded to also win the Grand prize for the evening, beating the year 10, 11 and 12's... Full Text

...Well only you could believe that on day one of the yagya his solicitor wrote to us offering to settle (after 4 years)... Remarkable. Ganesh this is the conclusion to all of the dramas which began 4 years ago. This is the outcome we have wanted. Full Text

The green light was given to J's new show (after saraswathi yagya) - discussions about giving it the go-ahead had earlier stalled with indications that it would not be commissioned. Production is now underway and all is going smoothly.

Thought you might like to know that J's new show (which we had the (saraswathi) yagya done for in July) has consistently been number one for the last couple of months. Everyone agrees it is punching about its weight. Very cool.
All the best
L. NSW, Australia

Hi Ganesh
It was probably the strongest influence I have ever felt in the performance of a yagya. Meaning, I felt immediately when it began every day... Meditations were profound with deep transcending.. a whole new level of experience.
A. South Australia

Dear Ganesh
Things are now much calmer. But it certainly has been a rocky few months.
We did sell the house ... now after all that has happened in the world - the stock market collapse etc - I feel that we were very fortunate, the financial context is much clearer now.
All is well.

On the cosmic scale - all is as you predicted. The emotional upheavals have been unrelenting but I felt very supported all along the way - an island of calmness in the midst of the storm.
So in brief, it's all on track - all is as it should be. So thanks again.
Your advice was wonderful and the yagyas worked.

K. NSW, Australia

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PR - Melbourne, Australia

On the days of the yagyas, I devoted myself to saadhana (spiritual practice)- actually I tried to "do" saadhana but could "do" nothing except lie in the saadhana room in a semi-swoon, feeling like I was being "done". The energy was so powerful I was totally unable to function, so I surrendered to it. I suppose this is normal.
I hope you are well and everything is shining in your world.
K, NSW, Australia

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