Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Maha Shiv Ratri

Shivratri is one of the most religious festival of Hindus. Shivratri is basically known as Maha Shivaratri, which generally comes on the 14th day of the dark fortnight of Phalguna (lies betwwen Februat and March accoring to universal calendar). maha Shivratri is fully dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is believed to be one of the principal Hindu deities.

Shivratri is celebrated and observed only one day and one night only. Maha Shivratri is observed all parts of the world by all religious Hindus. Hindus observe Shivratri with fasting, bhajans, flowers, offering of prayers, sweets, fruits and food. All these collected together and managed in honor of the Lord Shiva and his divine consort, Goddess Paravati. Jai Shiv Shambhu!

How to perform Shivratri Puja?
Hindus Devotees specially girls and women observe fast whole day of Shivaratri in honor of Lord Shiva and then they visit their nearby Shiva temples to perform Puja. Some of the devotees even do not consume even a drop of water.
First of all, Hindu devotees wake up early in the morning and take a ritual bath in the river (Ganga) to perform the worship of Lord Shiva on the day of Shivratri. Devotees also worship to Sun God (Surya), Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Then, they wear clean ane new clothes and pay a visit to the nearby Shiv temple.


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