Mahashivaratri is going to be celebrated at Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashrama in Dattanagar, Ooty Road right here from Mar 3 to 5. Today 2 am – Shiva Bhajans, Divyanama Sankeertana and discourse by Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji; 6 am – Maha Mangalarati to Shiva Linga , Teertha & Prasada distribution. A variety of authentic cultural events have been organised they are mentioned with the below timing 9 pm – ‘Shiva Smaranam’ Karnatak vocal music live performance by Malladi Trio — Vid. Malladi Suribabu and Malladi Brothers Vid. Sreeram as well as Vid. Ravikumar — combined with Vid. H.N. Bhaskar on violin, Vid. Tumkur B. Ravikumar on mridanga and Vid. Raghunandan on ghatam; 11 pm – Karnatak vocal music live concert by Vid. Amritha Venkatesh accompanied by Vidu. Charulatha Ramanujam on violin and Vid. Sharat on ghata.