The day of Lord Shiva. It is the day, when Lord Shiva, rises from his prolonged Samadhi at 12 in the night. Shiv Ratri is a major festival observed by the disciples of Gurudev. It comes about 40 days after the day of “Ganesh Chaturthi” every year.
Starting from the morning, on the day of the festival, people offer their prayers at gurusthan and offer “Bel” (A fruit), “Bel Patra” (The leaf of Bel) and “Dhatura” (Another fruit). All these are liked by Lord Shiva. Likewise, a “Nirjala” fast ( Fast without consuming even water ) is kept by all on this day.
The fast is broken after midnight with Shivratri jal.Then devotees have Prasad along with lime tea.This Prasad is unique, in the sense that Gurudev himself created it for his disciples and Bhakts.