Mahashivratri is the biggest celebration of Lord Shiva in the Hindu calendar. Devotees of Lord Shiva observe visit Shiva temples to offer fruits and milk to the Shiva Lingum. Mahashivratri is celebrated as a festival with educational institutions and offices remaining close to allow people to celebrate the festival with enthusiasm.
When Is Mahashivratri Celebrated?
The festival falls on the 13th night and 14th day of the New Moon. According to the Hindu calendar, Mahashivratri 2022 will be celebrated on the 1st of March. Shiva temples are decorated to celebrate the “Great Night of Shiva” as devotees would start visiting temples early in the morning to offer their prayers.
How Is Mahashivratri Celebrated?
The celebration starts with taking a ritual bath followed by a visit to a temple and offering seasonal fruits and milk to Lord Shiva. Milk mixed with water, Ganga Jal, honey, and sugar is poured over Shiva Lingum. It is the ritual bath offered to Lord Shiva. Also, devotees offer Bel Patri, Bel Patthar, and Dhatoora fruits to Shiva Lingum.
Devotees observe fast on Mahashivratri. They eat only fruits and drink milk. The fast is broken at dawn after offering prayers to Lord Shiva. In this fast, devotees are allowed to eat vegetarian food of their choice.
What Is The Significance Of Mahashivratri?
According to mythology, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati on Mahashivratri and performed Tandava dance in the night. Unmarried women worship Goddess Parvati also called Gaura to get blessings of a healthy and prosperous married life. Gaura is the Goddess of Grants and she pleases with whatever devotees offer to her.
Mahashivratri Quotes And Messages
Devotees also send best wishes for Mahashivratri to family, friends, and relatives. They use modern means of communication like WhatsApp, Facebook, Emails, and text messages to exchange best wishes and seek blessings of elders.
• Let Lord Shiva bring prosperity to your home and into your life. Om Namah Shivaya!
• SHIV ki jyoti se noor milta hai, sabke dil ko surur milta hai, jo bhi jaata hai BHOLE ke dwaar, kuchh na kuchh zarror milta hai. Jai Baba Amarnath! Happy Shivratri to all of you.
• May the divine energies of Lord Shiva are always there to bring positivity in your life. Wishing a blessed and beautiful Maha Shivratri.
• Maha Shivratri ke is Utsav par Bhagwan Shiv aur maa Shakti is kripa aap sab par bani rahe
• Lord Shiva will always clear the darkness for us. Just keep the faith. Happy Maha Shivratri.