Maha Shivratri is one of the most auspicious days in a year according to Hinduism. The God of all Gods and the king of existence had chosen this day to shower his precious blessings on his true devotees. Maha Shivratri in its own has much importance and significance in Hinduism. Discussing a tad would rather intensify our devotion and dedication towards the gods of God- ‘The Great Shiva’.
- Many saints and sadhus have
claimed this day to be miraculously magical having capacities to eradicate the
strongest of the negative powers.
- The astrological leaders say that the planetary positions on this day are such that all the chakras of the human body become pure enabling every positive happening.
- Evils like lust, anger, jealousy, born of Rajas and Tamas are subdued.
- The devotees break the fast after the fourth and last round.
- According to our ancient scriptures and Vedas, the performance of this ritual is both obligatory and desirable.
- On performing the Maha Shivratri fast it is believed that the devotees’ body shifts towards divinity.
- It is said that one who performs the sacrifice on Shivratri with all the necessary rituals and keeps the fast according to the rules attains happiness and realizes his most cherished desires.
- In many parts of the country young, unmarried girls keep fast as it is believed that it will enable them to get a handsome, caring and loving husband like Lord Shiva.
- It is also believed that- the admirers of Lord open their fasts between the course of sunrise and before Chaturdashi Tithi’s end so as to get utmost benefits of the fast (Vrat) and uncountable blessings of Shiva God.
It is also advised to perform rituals with proper and suitable set of customs, beginning from giving a holy bath to Shiva Linga with the mixture of honey, milk, water, followed by offering flowers, vermillion and bhoga. People who rever Him with complete veneration achieve salvation (moksha). To read more about Maha Shivratri, mythology and Puja Tithi as well as Timings, Click Here!