Maha Shivratri 2023: Mahashivaratri on February 18, its history is very interesting, it has special importance in Hinduism
Mahashivaratri is celebrated on the Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha in the month of Magha.
The followers of Lord Shiva offer special prayers on Mahashivaratri.
Mahashivaratri 2023: There are many people who worship Lord Shiva in Hinduism. Though the month of Sawan is considered auspicious for worshiping Lord Shiva and getting special blessings, but apart from this, Pradosh Vrat, Monday, monthly Shivratri and Mahashivratri festivals also have special significance. According to the Panchang, the festival of Mahashivaratri is celebrated on the Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month. On Mahashivratri, a huge crowd of Shiva devotees throngs all the Jyotirlingas and pagodas across the country. Here people do Jalabhishek of Shivling according to the rules and regulations. Let’s know Bhopal residents Astrologer and Vastu Consultant Pandit Hitendra Kumar Sharma Why is Mahashivaratri celebrated and what is its importance?
Why is Mahashivaratri celebrated?
Many stories have been described in the Hindu scriptures regarding the festival of Mahashivaratri. There is one of these stories which tells that Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati met on Mahashivaratri. On the Falgun Chaturdashi date, Lord Shiva left his recluse and married Mother Parvati and entered the household life. For this reason, every year on Falgun Chaturdashi date, the festival of Mahashivaratri is celebrated in the joy of the marriage of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. It is believed that by worshiping Lord Shiva wholeheartedly on this day, all kinds of problems related to married life go away and there is happiness and prosperity in married life. It is also believed that all the twelve Jyotirlingas appeared on the day of Mahashivaratri. Many people celebrate the festival of Mahashivaratri in the joy of the appearance of 12 Jyotirlingas.
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Importance of Mahashivratri
In Hinduism, the festival of Mahashivaratri is considered very sacred and it is celebrated with pomp. On this day the followers of Lord Shiva offer special prayers and observe a fast. This festival is mainly celebrated by offering Bilvapatra to Lord Shiva. It is believed that by worshiping Lord Shiva on the festival of Shivratri, sorrows can be eradicated. Lord Shiva has been given the status of Adi Guru who is considered the creator of knowledge and wisdom.
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When will the festival of Mahashivaratri be celebrated?
The word Mahashivaratri is made up of three words. Maha means great, Shiva is our deity and Ratri means night, the literal meaning of these three is the great night of Shiva. Hinduism believes that when we offer our prayers to Lord Shiva, we express our gratitude to him for giving precious life and providing protection. Mahashivaratri is celebrated on Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha in the month of Magha. This year Mahashivratri is being celebrated on Thursday, 18 February 2023.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 08, 2023, 18:45 IST