- Law to worship Lord Shiva on Mahashivratri
- The creation started from the day of Mahashivratri.
Mahashivratri, a very dear to Lord Shiva, is observed every year on the Chaturdashi Tithi of Falgun Krishna Paksha. By the way, every month of the whole year is dedicated to Lord Shankar on Krishna Paksha and Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha. Shivratri fasting is done. But out of all the Shivaratris performed throughout the year, the Shivaratri of Falgun Krishna Paksha is of great importance. It is believed that the creation started from the day of Mahashivaratri. Know the auspicious time of Mahashivratri, worship method.
reason for celebrating mahashivratri
- In the Ishan Samhita it is told that-
Falgun Krishna Chaturdashyam Adidevo Mahanishi.
Shivling Tayodbhut: Koti Surya Samprabha: Om
During the Mahanisheeth period on Falgun Krishna Chaturdashi, Adidev Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a linga with the effect of crores of suns.
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It is believed in many beliefs that Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati got married on this day.
- The description of Shivratri is also found in the Puranas. It is said that on the day of Shivaratri, the person who worships Shiva with bilva leaves and wakes up at night and chants the mantras of God, Lord Shiva bestows him with joy and salvation.
auspicious time of mahashivratri
Great times: From 11:43 pm to 12:33 pm on March 2
Muhurta of the first prahar- March 1 from 6.21 pm to 9.27 pm
The timing of the second phase- March 1 at 9:27 pm to 12:33 am
Muhurta of the third prahar- March 1 night from 12:33 am to 3.39 in the morning
Muhurta of the fourth prahar- March 2 from 3:39 am to 6.45 am
Mahashivratri Parana Muhurta – After 6.45 am on March 2
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Worship method of Mahashivratri
The fast of Shivratri is both daily and sexual. There is a word about the regularity of this fast that a person who does not worship Rudra, the lord of the three worlds, remains confused for a thousand births. Therefore it has been told that every year a man or a woman should worship Mahadev with devotion on Shivaratri. Along with being regular, this fast is workable, because doing it gives auspicious results.
According to the Ishaan Samhita, this fast can be observed by Shiva devotees as well as Vishnu and other devotees. Also, on this day the fasting should be a follower of non-violence, truth, celibacy, renunciation of anger, kindness to others and forgiveness.
On the day of Shivaratri, starting with sandalwood paste, one should worship Shiva with all the remedies and also bathe the Shivling with Panchamrit. After this the mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ should be chanted, as well as after worshiping Shiva, after burning the fire of cow dung cakes, mixed offerings of sesame, rice and ghee should be offered. In this way, after 5 times home, offer any single whole fruit. Generally people offer the sacrifice of dried coconut. One can attain heaven by observing this fast, feeding Brahmins and donating lamps.
There are also different opinions regarding the worship method of Maha Shivratri-
According to Sanatan Dharma, bathing of Shivling should be done with milk in the first prahar of night, curd in the second, ghee in the third and honey in the fourth prahar.
There are also mantras for bathing Shivling in all the four prahars-
In the first prahar – ‘Hrim Ishanay Namah’
In the second prahar- ‘Hrim Aghorai Namah’
In the third prahar – ‘Hrim Vamdevaya Namah’
In the fourth prahar- ‘Hrim Sadyojatay Namah’ mantra should be chanted.
At the same time, in the second, third and fourth prahar, the devotee should worship, arghya, chant and listen to the story, recite the stotra. Also, one should ask for forgiveness with Arghyajal, but personally I do not believe in asking for forgiveness because forgiveness is sought from others. I have offered myself to Shiva.
Ego Nirvikalno Formless:
Vibhurvyapya sarvatra sarvenidriyanam.
Eternally samtvam na muktiarna bandha:
Chidanandroop: Shivoham Shivoham.
I am situated beyond all doubts, without any form, omnipresent, omnipresent, pervading all the senses, I am always situated in equanimity, I have neither liberation nor bondage, I am Consciousness, Ananda, Shiva I am Shiva.