Every year, Mahashivratri is celebrated with great elegance in India.
This festival is celebrated on the Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Magh.
On this day, Shiva devotees and people who have faith in Lord Shiva keep fast, And worship Mahadev by offering Bel leaves and flowers to Shivling and offering milk and water to Shivling.
It is believed that on this day one who worships Lord Shiva with a sincere heart, Mahadev takes away all his miseries and fulfill his wishes
It is all about celebrating Mahashivratri.
Shiva means welfare and happiness; In the scriptures, Shiva has been called Mahadev for this reason, Because he is the God of humans, serpent, demigod, Gandharva, and the whole plant kingdom.
Worship of Lord Shiva brings discipline, coordination, and love devotion to the entire creation.
Shivratri means the night to awaken in the name of Lord Shiva.
There are 12 Shivratri in a year on Krishna Chaturdashi every month; Shivaratri is the last day of any month.
Krishna Chaturdashi of Magh month is called Mahashivratri, celebrated with great enthusiasm in India.
Although many beliefs and stories related to Lord Shiva are prevalent regarding Mahashivratri,
today we will tell you those Stories About Mahashivratri.
Many stories are prevalent in different Puranas for Mahashivratri.
According to the Bhagavata Purana,
When Samudra Manthan happens between Gods And Demons(Asur)
Many valuable things came out, which were divided among the gods and asuras.
But when the poison came out, nobody was ready to take it.
The poison started spreading far and wide in the seawater during this Time. After drinking it, many animals and humans began dying.
Due to which the earth's life started threatening, the gods began getting scared.
Slowly its effect started happening even in heaven,
Due to which the Rushi Muni and Devgan went to Lord Shiva.
Everyone started requesting Mahadev to save them.
As everyone knows, Lord Shiva is merciful and meditative, he immediately agreed.
He drank poison and held it in his throat with his yogic power to protect the universe.
Since then, the name of Lord Shiva was "Neelkanth."
Because of this benevolence of Lord Shiva, all the gods praised the glory of Lord Shiva throughout the night.
That's why he called Lord Shiva the 'Devo Ke dev,' "Mahadev."
Since then, this day is known as Mahashivaratri.
Lord Shiva showed mercy by drinking the poison generously with courage and patience.
Shivratri is considered a symbol of public welfare generosity.
This day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Shiva.
On this day, Mahadev appeared in the form of Shiva Linga. Since then, the worship of Shivling has had special significance.
According to the Story of Purana,
Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma Ji started arguing about who is excellent among the two.
The argument escalated so much that both of them started using divine weapons to show their greatness.
And due to which there was destruction all around.
Then the rest of the gods and sages went to Lord Shiva to calm down their war.
To quell the controversy, Mahadev appeared in the form of Jyotirlinga.
Jyotirlinga looked like a flame that had neither beginning nor end
Lord Vishnu and Brahma Ji could not understand what this thing is
After which, Lord Vishnu took the form of Varaha and went under him.
And Brahmaji took the form of a swan and went upstairs.
They want to know what is its beginning and end And they both fail
Then Lord Vishnu and Brahma Ji bowed down to the Jyotirlinga. At that time, they heard the voice of “OM “from the Jyotirlinga.
Both were very surprised. The two looked at Jyotirlinga carefully, and they saw Aakar On the right side of the linga,Ukara is formed on the left side and
Makara is formed in the middle.
Aakar, which look like the Solar System
Ukar was shining like fire, and Makkar was shining like the moon.
Brahma and Vishnu were pleased to see this unique scene.
And they started praising Lord Shiva, so Mahadev blessed them both.
In this way, Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Jyotirlinga for the First Time. This day was celebrated as Maha Shivaratri.
On this day, devotees worship Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati in many temples.
Not only that, but the scriptures and Puranas tell about the marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati on the day of Shivratri.
Therefore, this festival is celebrated as the wedding anniversary of the Lord Shiva And Mata Parvati.
It is believed that Lord Shiva married Mata Parvati in the Triyogi region of Mandakini, which is part of the Himalayas.
The proof of this is the flame burning there, continuously going on since Treta Yuga. It is said that Mother Parvati took these 7 Rounds with Lord Shiva here.
It is believed that getting married here brings happiness and peace in life.
It is also believed that if you apologize for the mistakes made in the whole year, you get forgiveness.
Because Mahadev is very kind and sympathetic
Lord Shiva worship has special significance on the day of Mahashivratri. Everyone's wishes are fulfilled on this day.
That's why it is celebrated by organizing special worship in temples.
On the day of Shivratri, offer milk and wish your family happiness and peace.
Every festival celebrated in India is linked to the calendar because of what happens in the solar system.
Our planet is moving in a certain way, and that is the accuracy of the earth.
The planet does not just revolve in a circle. It rotates like a wobble.
The turbulence creates certain types of conditions on the planet.
Therefore, there is a lack of energy on the day of Mahashivratri, especially in the Northern Hemisphere.
The planets are precisely such that the natural fluctuations are very high on that night.
The energy is going up that night. If you sleep, it means you block those forces. Not only do you lose out, but you can also compassionately hurt yourself.
So you have to sit up straight. Your spine must be stiff that night. When the energy goes up, you have to help it.
Such as the gravitational force of the moon on the day of the new moon or the full moonincreases or decreases the water level in the oceans,
Similarly, our human body is made up of two-thirds of water.
So what do you think your body water will not be rising body water?
The level of all body fluids is also increasing,
Some people care more. It makes you more meditative if you are a little meditative. It makes you crazier if you are a little crazy, etc.
Whatever it is, your quality will increase because it increases a kind of system.
On the day of Mahashivratri, wake up early in the morning and, after retiring from daily activities, go to the Shiva temple and anoint water or Panchamrit on the Shivling.
Then apply sandalwood tilak.
After that, offer white flowers, fruits, etc.
And in this worship, Datura Belpatra has particular importance.
Therefore, you must offer Datura, and Bel leaves on Shivling.
Chant Om Namah Shivaya Mantra 108 times
After this, you should do aarti of Lord Shiva by lighting an incense lamp.
And duly complete the worship and fast all day.
Worshiping Lord Shiva in the morning and the Pradosh period gives remarkable results.
Rudrabhishek also has special significance in Shiva worship.
If possible, you should organize Rudrabhishek with the whole family on this day.
And on this day, reciting Shiva Purana, Shiva Panchakshara, Shiva Stuti, Shiva Ashtak, Shiva Chalisa, and Shiva Rudrashtak is very beneficial in the remembrance of Shiva.
then let us tell you that
Mahashivratri will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 1, 2022
And the beginning of the Chaturdashi date will be on March 1, 2022, at 3:16 am.
The end of Chaturdashi date will be on March 2, 2022, at 3:00 am.
The Time of Nishita Kaal Puja will be from 12:08 to 12:58 in the night
The total duration of this Shubh Muhurta will be about 50 minutes.
And the auspicious Time to break the fast will be on March 2 at 6:45 am.
Hindu’s most worshipped deity is Lord Shiva. So, it is natural that there are so many temples dedicated to Lord Shiva all across India.
One of the most prominent Lord Shiva's temples is the Trimbakeshwar Shiva temple. The biggest festival of this temple is Mahashivratri.
On Mahashivaratri day, a large fair is held here in February-March, which draws hundreds of devotees from all over India. This festival is celebrated every year to worship Lord Shiva. It is celebrated as the anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Mahashivaratri is also celebrated as a day when Shiva saved the world from the pot of poison. The celebration includes “Jaagaran” all-night vigil and prayers. Offerings of fruits, sweets, colourful flowers, and milk to Lord Shiva.
Some people perform all-day fast with Vedic worship Lord Shiva. In Trimbakeshwar temple, “Om Namah Shivay,” the sacred mantra of Shiva is chanting throughout of day on the occasion of Mahashivaratri
A devotee should consume exceptional food during the fast of Shivratri.
People observing the fast should consume fruits and juices as much as possible during this period.
Due to this, there is no shortage of water in the body, as well as it remains powerful to complete physical and daily tasks.
You can consume orange, cucumber, papaya, apple, etc., in the fruit diet.
The following things you can eat during fasting,
Makhana can also be used in many ways Because proteins and carbohydrates are abundant in makhana.
Makhana is also used as Ayurvedic medicine.
you can consume potatoes in every fast,
Potato helps reduce blood sugar levels and increase strength when hungry throughout the day.
Some things are made of buckwheat flour, which you can take on the day of fasting.
Because you get energy immediately inside it, it also removes the problems related to health.
So this buckwheat flour is also perfect.
Sabudana fasting is most beneficial for those people who have digestive problems.
Sabudana is beneficial in removing stomach problems, so you can eat it by making sago khichdi.
Inside the water chestnut, there is manganese,
This is also considered beneficial for the digestive system.
You can eat it by making roti of water chestnut flour.
Thandai contains calcium and protein Thandai is also suitable for stomach
It gives energy to the body. Due to the consumption of thandai, there is no harm from fried food eaten during fasting, and blood sugar level in the body is also controlled.
On this night, the energy in the human body quickly goes upwards.
Any human being, whether he is a wise man, or a sinner, a sage, or a thug if he keeps his spine straight, remains alert and aware on this day so that he can move towards his perfection.
On this day, the planet is in a certain way in a straight line.
We wish that this night becomes not only a night of awakening for all of you but a night of tremendous awakening within you. This night is a night full of beautiful possibilities.
For the night of Mahashivratri, prepare oneself for the sadhana. Any person who is above eight years of age can do this sadhana. You can do this sadhana for 40, 21, 14, 7, or 3 consecutive days before Maha Shivratri.
There are particular instructions you have to follow during the Time of sadhana.
Vibhuti is also applied to the points in the middle of the firearms, in the pits of the pure throat, below the junction of the Anahata rings, and just below the navel, Manipura,
The daily method of sadhana is as follows.
End Up sadhana In this way