Om Namah Shivay ………..

MahaShivratri is celebrated in India as well as in world with full religious. Here are some reasons for celebrating MahaShivratri

  • Marriage was performed between shiva and Parvati on this day
  • Maha Shivratri falls in Hindu Phalgun month or Phalgun Krishna Paksh Chaturdasi
  • Maha Shivratri celebrates the union of Shiva and Shakti, the two greatest forces of the Universe.
  • Maha Shivratri is the favorite night of Lord Shiva
  • On this night Shiva performed the Tandava dance, the furious dance of all creation and destruction in the Universe.
  • It is a special night for unmarried women, who want a husband like Lord Shiva as he is the ideal companion.
  • Devotees can get liberation from their sins if they take the name of Lord Shiva during this auspicious night.
  • Devoted worship of Lord Shiva on this night also helps one achieve success and prosperity, and drives away evil spirits.
  • . Nishita Kala or the time when Lord Shiva manifested as Shiva Lingam on earth is the most important time of the night for Shiva puja.
  • Devotees stay up all night to give company to Lord Shiva, who was not supposed to sleep after drinking the ocean poison after Samudra Manthan.
  • Millions of people visit the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples or their local temples to offer prayers and witness the Rudra Abhisekham of Lord Shiva on this night.
  • Maha Shivratri is celebrated in many different countries across the globe and not just in India.
  • There are clear instructions in the Shiv Purana about the ingredients to be used for worshipping the Lingam on Maha Shivratri, and their specific benefits.
  • Maha Sivaratri is crucial for gaining control over the Rajas Guna (excess passion) and Tamas Guna (ignorance) by observing Vrat.
  • The Shiva Panchakshari Mantra, Om Namah Shivaya is chanted by devotees along with his different names.
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