Maha Shivratri is the Hindu festival annually in reverence of the Lord Shiva. It is the day when Lord Shiva was married to the Goddess Parvati. The Maha Shivratri is also popular known as ‘Shivaratri’, or ‘Great night of shiva’, marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the 6th night of the dark Phalguni (Feb or March) every year. It is celebrated on 13th of February in this year 2018. On the auspicious date devotees observe fast and keep vigil at night. Maha Shivratri marks the night when lord shiva performed the ‘Tandava’. On this day Lord Shiva devotees observe fast and offer milk, yoghurt, honey, ghee, sugar, fruits, flowers and bel leave shiva linga.
Significance of Maha Shivratri
It is believed that on this day the plantary position in universe evokes the spiritual energies very easily. People worship Lord Shiva whole day and chant the mantras ‘Om Namah Shivaya’. Some devotees also perform Maha Mrityunjaya mantra to seek divine blessing of Lord Shiva.
Benefit of Maha Shivratri Puja
Shiva puja (worship) is a show of devotion to Lord Shiva, who is said to be the easiest God to please.
For happy and long lasting married life.
Protects from negative influences and perform shiv puja to remove obstacles in life.
Keeps away major diseases and improves overall health.
Chant Mahamrityunjaya mantra 108 times with Rudraksha mala.
ॐ त्रियम्बकं यजामहे, सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनं
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मोक्षिय मामृतात्