MAHA SHIVRATRI - The Great Night Of Lord Shiva

Maha Shivaratri - The Great Night Of Lord Shiva

MAHASHIVRATRI is one of the remarkable and Sacred Hindu festivals of India. It is the day to celebrate the grace of Lord Shiva, Lord Shiva is also considered as a ADI - GURU or the first GURU from whom the yogic traditions originates.

The planetary position on this night, which is also the darkest night of the year are such that there is a powerful natural upsurge of energy in human system.

The fourteenth day of every Lunar month of the day before the new moon is known as SHIVRATRI,among all the 12 SHIVRATRI'S that occurs in the month of February-March is one of the most spiritual significance. On this night the Northern Hemisphere of the planet is positioned in such a way that there is a natural upsurge of energy in a human being.This is the day when nature is pushing one towards once spiritual peak.It is the day one can stay awake and do the Sadhana for all night long.

Devotees of Lord Shiva stay awake the entire night on this auspicious night of Maha Shivratri. Some perform puja's , chant, vedic mantras and practice meditations, these sacred practices bestow a sense of peace within us and oneness with the world.

Some of the important sayings as per Hindu Legends - 

It is said that Maha Shivratri is the night when Lord Shiva performs the heavenly dance of CREATION, PRESERVATION AND DESTRUCTION.

It is also said on this day LORD SHIVA married DEVI PARVATI so it is a celebration of their sacred union.

According  to  Hindu scholars  Maha Shivratri was the  day  when  Lord  Shiva  drank  poisonous Halahal  negativity  to  save  the  world, hence he is called NEELKANTH.

Also according to the Hindu Legend LORD BRAMHA and LORD VISHNU were busy arguing over which among the three who was the most powerful God, on hearing this Lord Shiva manifested in the form of a huge flaming LINGAM. It was agreed with LORD BRAMHA and LORD VISHNU that whoever was first to find the end of the blazing column of fire would be considered the greatest of the HINDU GODS .Lord Vishnu in the form of a boar started looking from the bottom of the Lingam,while Lord Brahma in the form of a swan started looking for the top. After years of searching neither had found an end , and they had to acknowledge LORD SHIVA as the most powerful GOD .

The festival is principally celebrated by offering BAEL ( Bilwa tree ) leaves to Lord SHIVA , all day fasting and all night long vigil.

On MAHASHIVRATRI "OM NAMAH SHIVAYA" the sacred mantra of Lord Shiva, is chanted throughout the day and night in Lord Shiva temples , special puja is held at homes and temples.

As we celebrate the Maha Shivratri on the 1st March 2022 of this year I wish everyone Happy Maha Shivratri " OM NAMAHA SHIVAYA"

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  2. really informative blog on shivratri. fantastic!!!!

  3. Har har mahadev , om namah shivaya

  4. Very informative page... A good collection of facts... Nice blog✌️

  5. Well written , Har Har Mahadev 🙏

  6. Excellent blog. Superbly written and good informative knowledge shared through this blog.

    1. Thank you for appreciating,share it with your loved ones,"OM NAMAHA SHIVAYA,"🙏

  7. Very nicely written.
    Informative blog.

  8. thank you for the information on Maha shiv ratri , i look forward to celebrate this auspicious day every year .

    1. Thank you Rohan,it's nice to see you look forward to celebrate this day every year,it's a great thought.