Maha Shivaratri Festival:

Maha Shivaratri Festival is totally committed to lord Shiva. It is celebrated in the memory of his marriage with

Shiv ling

Shiv ling

goddess Parvati. But some of the devotees also believed that the day symbolizes his performance of ‘Tandava’ dance.

It has a great significance for men and women. Worship on this day gives most pleasure to lord Shiva. This statement is said by lord Shiva when his wife Parvati asked him for best occasion to worship him.

Devotees worships lord Shiva with a grand sincerity and devotion. On this entire day they observe fast.

Devotees give a holy bath to Shiv Lingam with Panchamrit. In the early morning they chant his mantras and prayers.

A beautiful prayers we can see here as follows:

Prayers of Lord Shiva:

Om Sarva Mangal Manglaye Shivay Sarvaarth Sadhike
Sharanye Trayambake Gauri Narayaani Namostu Te

Om Namastestu Bhagavan
Visvesaraya Mahadevaya
Trayambakaya Tripurantakaya
Trikagni – Kalaya
Kalagni – Rudraya Nil – Kanthaya Mrityunjaya
Sarvesvaraya Sadadhivaya
Sriman Mahadevaya Namah.

Lord Shiva has different names like Bholenath, Skandaguru, Trinetra, Bhudeva, Chandrapal, Gangadhara, Girijapati etc. All names have a different meaning and a great significance. Lord Shiva is also known as a Neelkanth. (more…)

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Pooja on Maha Shivaratri Festival:

Maha Shivaratri is a very auspicious festival of Hindus community people. The festival falls in the on the 13th night or 14th night in the Krishna Paksha(The dark fortnight)  of the month of Maagh according to hindi calendar. Maha Shivaratri festival dedicated to lord Shiva and generally people celebrated in the month of February or March annually with great devotion.

Maha Shivaratri Pooja is considered to be extremely beneficial for devotees. Devotees give a ritual bath to the Lingam with the sacred water, milk, honey, ghee etc. Some where on Shivaratri, only sacred water and bael leaves which called “Bilva Patra” offered to the Lingam and worship of Lingam. Devotees observe fast and keep vigil all night. Devotees chant sacred mantras of lord Shiva like “OM Namah Shivay” and full set in devotion during this festival.

Maha Shivaratri Celebrations or Festival mainly takes place at night. According to Hindu mythology Shivaratri or Shiva’s “Great Night” symbolizes or means the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Many devotees however believe that, Shiv Ratri is the night when Lord Shiva performed the dance of Tandava. Some people believe, this is time when Lord Shiva drank the poison to protect or save human lives.

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