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According to Hindu tradition, Mahashivratri is considered the most sacred festival of Hindus. During this period, the worship of Lord Shiva has special significance. Devotees of Mahadev worship him with full rituals during Mahashivratri. It is believed that consecrating Shivalinga on Mahashivratri is extremely auspicious. Those who worship Bholenath on this day, their wishes are fulfilled.

Religious significance of Mahashivratri:

According to Hindu religious beliefs, Mahashivratri is dedicated to the divine deity Lord Mahadev. This festival falls on the fourteenth day of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month and this year it is celebrated on 8 March. According to mythology, the day of Mahashivratri is considered to be the most auspicious for performing rituals to please Lord Shiva. It is believed that the benefits of worshipping Lord Shiva on this day are unique and the whole year's devotion is rewarded on the day of Mahashivratri.

Importance of Mahashivratri fast:

According to ancient tradition, if someone is facing problems in their marriage, then fasting on Mahashivratri can be very beneficial. It is believed that by observing this fast, all the difficulties related to marriage go away and things start going well. Also, if there is a financial crisis at home, then worshipping Lord Shiva with Shammi leaves on the day of Mahashivratri can provide relief from the financial crisis.



Mahashivratri puja method:

  • Devotees observing fast on Mahashivratri should chant the Shiva mantra (Om Namah Shivay) throughout the day and eat fruits during the day, followed by puja at night.
  • For nighttime puja, devotees can perform the complete rituals by offering fruits, flowers, sandalwood, bilva patra, dhatura, incense and lamps to the Shivalinga.
  • During Mahashivratri, the Shivalinga should be bathed with Panchamrit (a mixture of milk, curd, ghee, honey and sugar) and devotees should chant the Shiva Panchakshari Mantra.
  • Devotees can offer flowers with the names of Lord Shiva - Bhava, Sharva, Rudra, Pashupati, Ugra, Mahan, Bhima and Ishaan. Then they can perform aarti and circumambulate the Shivalinga.
  • According to Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva should be worshipped in all four hours (four hours of the night). During these Prahars, devotees should chant the Shiva Panchakshari Mantra.
  • Rudraksha rosary should be worn after the morning bath and while wearing the Rudraksha rosary one should sit facing east or north. Then devotees can chant the Shiva mantra.