The SSSIO of Mauritius celebrated the auspicious festival of Mahashivarathri on March 5, 2021 with a special live broadcast on national television. Although the devotees in Mauritius could not hold festivities at Ganga Talao, an ancient holy lake basin nestled deep in the heart of the island, as in previous years, the online program was celebrated during this sacred night. The event started off with chanting the Rudram, a sacred hymn glorifying Lord Shiva, followed by traditional devotional songs (bhajans). Many Sathya Sai Centers also held online study circles and presented spiritual talks on the inner significance of Mahashivarathri.