One of the biggest festival of Hindus and with having it’s importance to the roots of the origin of humanity. The Almighty God Mahadev Shiv, who is referred to as many names like Shiv Shanbhu, Bhole Nath, Mahakal and so many more names which also have Sanskrit meaning and synonyms. All these names have been given to the Lord Shiv for his qualities and nature. The god is known both as the maker originator and the destroyer of the Earth, with his anger and most famous third (Trinetra), he can easily burn anyone to ashes.
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The day of Mahashivratri has a lot of significance in the Hindus, the story behind this much significance is that when, After earth’s creation was complete, Parvati asked Lord Shiva which devotees and rituals pleased him the most. The Lord replied that the 14th night of the new moon, in the dark fortnight during the month of Phalgun, is his favorite day. Parvati repeated these words to her friends, from whom the word spread to all creation.
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The method od workshipping Lord Shiva, according to the Shiva Purana is that on this day. The worship must incorporate six items:which is also called panchopchar worship (worshipping with five devices which denote five elements Earth , Water, Fire, Air and Ether) or greater Shodashopachar (worship with 16 devices).
On this pious occasion of Mahashivaratri, many many greetings to all of you. May Lord Shiva shower on you his blessings with happiness, prosperity & peace.
Shivratri is a platonic festival for Shivbhagats. It is the most memorable day in my life. I too have faith on Lord Shiva. When I am in trouble I always remember my God Shiva and my troubles goes away. This day is best to meet lord Shiva.
Mahashivratri Mubark ho! Sabki Mahashivratri mangalmaye ho.
Lord Shiva blessings to all Indians. I am getting inspirations from Shiva Arti and poems. People should pray to Lord Shiva early morning.
“Lokaha Samasthah Sukhino Bhavanto” – Oh Lord of the Lords grant peace & prosperity to the entire mankind. Show the correct and right path to each & every human being in this universe.
The Five things are:
- Bathing the Shiva Linga with water, milk and honey. Woodapple or bel leaves are added to, which represents purification of the soul;
- Vermilion Sandal paste is applied to the Shiva Linga after bathing it. This represents virtue;it denotes element earth.
- Offering of fruits, which is conducive to longevity and gratification of desires;is also
- Burning incense, yielding wealth; denotes vayu tattva
- The lighting of the lamp which is conducive to the attainment of knowledge;
- And betel leaves marking satisfaction with worldly pleasures.
Some other Bhasma (sacred ash), Rudraksh (Holy Beads) and panchakshar vidya Shivas (five syllabeled mantra). These are called TRIVENI of Shiva , without them Shiva is not worshiped , Shivas devotee must apply tripunda of bhasma on 32 or 16 or 5 parts of body ,wear rosary or beads of rudraksha (powerful sacred beads) and chant his mantra which all devotees know.