Maha Shivratri- A Night to gain spiritual energy
3 years ago
Maha Shivratri which stands for ‘The Great night of Shiva’ is an important festival of Hindus. It occurred on the 13th night (moonless) and 14th day of the month Phalguna (Magha). It is the festival devoted to the lord Shiva, the Adi Shakti of the world. It is believed that on this night planetary positions are such that there is a powerful natural upsurge of energy in the system. Lord Shiva give his cosmic energies to devotees on the day. Unlike other festivals, it is the festival to be celebrated at night. Devotees stay awake all night performing poojas, chanting Shiv mantras, practice meditation, yoga and keep fast for whole day long. There are many stories related to the occasion, some said it is the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati, that’s why considered auspicious for married and unmarried females while others believe it is the night when lord Shiva performed ‘Tandava Nritya’. The reason can be any of these, but it is the day of worshiping Lord Shiva. Devotees worship their deity whole day and night to gain the spiritual energy and peace in their life.