Mahashivratri Katha and Rituals:

There is a beautiful story behind the celebration of the festival of Mahashivratri in India.

Once upon a time there was a king in Jambudvipa named Chitrabhanu. He was fasting a day and that day was the Mahashivratri. The sage Ashtravakra come to the king Chitrabhanu in his court on this day and asked to him “hey king, why are you fasting the day”. Then the king replied to him

shivratri aarti

shivratri aarti

“In my previous birth I was a hunter. Once a day I was in search of animal for hunting went to a forest. After much of the time I killed a deer but I got late and the sunset was done.

Then I tried to spend my time on a bael leaves tree. I tied my killed deer on the branch of the tree. But I was hungry so I can not sleep for the whole night and remembering my family who were hunger too. I was thrown the leaves of the tree on the bottom of the ground from the tree.

At the ending of my life there was two messengers sent to me for conduct me about the lord Shiva. Then I felt the importance of the night which I spent in the forest. On this night I was served to lord Shiva without taking a piece of meal. This became ‘Punya’ for me. So I worship lord Shiva and followed the fast on the day of Mahashivrati each of the year.”

After it in India the festival of Mahashivrati celebrated each of the years with the great enthusiasm and joys among the people from the Hindu religion.

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Mahashivratri is the major and most celebrated festival of the country of India. It is the famous festival of lord Shiva. This is the day when lord shiva had born on the earth. Mahashivratri celebrated in all around the country of India. This festival observes each of the year on the 13th or 14th day of Krishna Paksha of the month of Phalgun as per the Hindu calendar. People worship lord Shiva with ritual acts and enjoy the day with fabulous and delicious meals like Thandai the day of Mahashivratri.

Mahashivratri in the year of 2011 is observing on the 2nd day of March month. This festival will be celebrated with a great enthusiasm and energy of celebration in all over the country. On this day there is an especial program will be organize by ‘Shri Shri Ravishanker’ the founder of Art of living. This program will be the Maha Rudrabhishek at the place Jaipur on 2nd of March, 2011.

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