MAHASHIVRATRI AND THE GREAT IMPACT

Shiva- absolute oneness with the cosmos, the power which lies within you to manifest the ultimate, spiritual destiny. Shiva is the power of nothingness.

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The astrological significance of Maha Shivratri is that people it wakes people spiritually and allows them to experience an increase of energy that can help attain moksha from past sins. Lord Shiva is very popular amongst single girls, who want to be blessed with a husband like him. Shivratri is a night we take refuge in our spirit, i.e Shiva, the soul of everything.

There is no difference between the soul and Lord Shiva. Popularly, devotees believe that Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati marry on this day. Also, Shiva is bathed with milk, water, and honey, decorated with flowers and bel Patti. People fast on this day to seek Lord blessings.

Mahashivratri is the time for our inner consciousness to awaken. A tradition where you stay awake night-long to increase your awareness and feel the natural upsurge of energies in our spine vertical.

The legend states that worshipping Lord Shiva and fasting for the whole day can reap the benefits of rigorous praying to God for the whole year. Women pray to Lord Shiva on Mahashivratri to get blessings for their husbands as omnipotent as Lord Shiva.

Another Puranic legend talks about Samudra Manthan, the great mythical churning of the ocean by the gods and demons for obtaining the nectar of immortality. Unfortunately, the poison ‘Halahala’ came out first. Lord Shiva consumed the poison holding it inside his throat thus saving the whole world. That is why his throat turned blue, and so he is often revered as Neelkanth. Hence, Maha Shivratri is also celebrated as the day of gratitude to Lord Shiva for saving the world from the deadly poison.

According to the third legend, Brahma and Vishnu were arguing which one among them is supreme and more powerful. Just then emerged a gigantic Lingam which left both of them amazed and overwhelmed. They wished to find out its height but it seemed to be stretched into infinity. Lord Shiva emerged from the Lingam and declared that ‘He is supreme of all three (Trinity)’ and must be worshipped in the Lingam form. Since that day Rudrabhishek is offered to Shivling to appease Lord Shiva.

 

 

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