Maha Shivaratri

Welcome to VSNA DC/VA (Basava Samiti ) of Washington D.C. and Virginia

Maha Shivaratri is celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva, and in particular, marks the day of the consummation of marriage of Shiva.  It is celebrated in late winter (February/March, or phalgun) and before the arrival of Summer, marks Maha Shivaratri which means “the Great Night of Shiva”.

We are celebrating this festival on Feb 29th 2020 at the Community Lutheran Church.

Address: 21014 Whitfield Pl, Sterling, VA 20165

From 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM



The mission of VSNA-DCVA(Basava Samithi) is to preserve and foster Veerashaivism (Lingayatism) in the North America, and to impart the Lingayat spiritual heritage, its universalistic, democratic values to the posterity through the teachings of Basavanna and his contemporaries.


Maha Shivarathri festival is solemn and marks a remembrance of “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in life and the world.

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