Celebrate this Maha Shivaratri with all the Vigor and Devotion
According to the Hindu datebook, Maha Shivratri is seen on the thirteenth and fourteenth day in the Krishna Paksha consistently on the month of Phalguna or Maagh. Individuals go to sanctuaries and blessed places of worship to offer requests to God and worship Lord Shiva to satisfy him.
Legendary Stories behind Maha Shivratri – There are various fascinating fanciful stories behind the festival of Shivratri.
According to Puranas, Lord Shiva drank the toxic substance that turned out amid the Sagar Manthan by divine beings and devils. However toxic substance stayed in his throat and Lord Shiva stayed unharmed. Accordingly Shivratri is additionally a day of thanksgiving to the Lord for ensuring us. It is likewise accepted that Shivratri is propitious on the grounds that on this day Lord Mahadev was hitched to Devi Parvati. Numerous accept that on this day Lord Shiva initially showed himself as a Linga and it got to be to a great degree propitious and is praised as Maha Shivratri. Not long from now Maha Shivaratri 2015 is on date February, 17.
As per another legendary story Lord Shiva on this auspicious day got married to Goddess Parvati. Since then it became a custom in which married ladies offer prayers to Lord Shiva on this auspicious day for well-being of their husband.
It is also believed that on this day Lord Shiva descended Ganga on Earth using his thick hair on his head. The holy water of Ganga washed off the ashes of the ancestors’ of Bhagirathi. Lord Shiva is also popular as Gangadhara for this.
For this year the Shivaratri the timing is as the following:
Ratri First Prahar Puja Time = 18:08 to 21:21
Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time = 21:21 to 24:34+
Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time = 24:34+ to 27:48+
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time = 27:48+ to 31:01+
Info source: http://www.drikpanchang.com
Shivratri Rituals and Celebration –
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
This day is exceptionally propitious one for Hindus. Worshiping of Lord Shiva continues all through the day. Conventional shower of Shivalinga is carried out utilizing milk, yogurt, nectar, ghee, sandalwood glue and rose water. Lingam is washed at regular intervals with the 5 sacrosanct offerings of cow and 5 sustenances of immortality, offering of Datura products of the soil leaves are considered to give exceptional yields.
Maha Shivratri celebration is commended broadly in India, Nepal and different locales where Lord Shiva is worshiped. On this celebration individuals additionally send rousing Mahashivratri SMS and beautiful Shivratri welcome to their dear ones.