Shivrati -Great Night of Shiva

March 7, 2016 2 By Ruchi Verma


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This matra is what I’m listening and humming at times when I am really scared of or really wanted something to pray from God since childhood!!

My parents are very devoted to Lord Shiva …we pray to every God but if I talk about me I always love Lord shiva a lot , bhole bhandari he is …

As month of Phalguna comes on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half brings Maha Shivratri, the night of the worship Lord Shiva

Well is this the only reason why we celebrate MahaShivrati …No , there are stories behind …

3 stories which I heard since childhood

  1. Lord Shiva was married to Devi Parvati on Shivrati.


2. It is also believed that on Shivratri, Lord Shiva became ‘Neelkantham’ or the blue-throated by swallowing the deadly poison that came up during the churning of “Kshir Sagar” . The poison was so deadly that even a drop in His stomach, which represents the universe, would have annihilated the entire world. Hence, He held it in His neck, which turned blue due to the effect of poison. Shivratri is therefore also a day of thanksgiving to the Lord for protecting us from annihilation.


3. The absolute formless God, Sadashiv appeared in the form of “Lingodbhav Moorti” exactly at midnight on Maha Shivratri. That is why all Shiva devotees keep vigil during the night of Shivratri and do “Shivlingam abhishekham” at midnight.


Hindus pray and fast this day and workship Lord Shiva …..

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