Sunday, March 3, 2013

Significance of Mahashivratri (Mahashivratri ka Mahatva)

Mahashivratri is celebrated on the 13th or 14th day of dark half (Krishna Paksha) of Phalgun maas. In year 2013 it will be celebrated on 10th March. Most of the ceremonies take place during night. It is observed in honour of Lord Shiva. It is believed that he was married to Parvati on this day. Though there are other beliefs as well about why Shivratri is celebrated.
Significance of MahaShivratri: Mahashivratri is considered to be a very powerful and auspicious day. It is believed that he who utters the names of Shiva during Shivaratri, with perfect devotion and concentration, is freed from all sins. 
Any mantra recitation or sadhana which is done on this day is 1000 times more powerful than a normal day. 

What Should You Do On Shivratri: As already explained above that this is a very powerful day so you can, at the minimum, do the following things:

  • People observe strict fast on this day. Some devotees do not even take a drop of water.They keep vigil all night. The Shiva Lingam is worshipped throughout the night by washing it every three hours with milk, curd, honey, rose water, etc., whilst the chanting of the Mantra Om Namah Shivaya continues. Offerings of bael leaves are made to the Lingam. 
  •  If you are already wearing a rudraksha or you are going to wear it. Please energize it on the day of Shivratri. It will be ten times more powerful.
  •  If you are having a Kaal Sarpa Dosha in your horoscope, doing all the activities mentioned above in first bullet, will help wash its malefic influence. 
  • If the Moon is weak in your horoscope or it is giving negative effects, doing the activities given in first bullet will help in strengthening/propitiating the Moon.  

These are just some of the numerous benefits that Shivratri may bring to you. So, please understand the importance of this day and do not let it go waste. Let us utilize every minute of this day and fill our lives with spirituality.

महाशिवरात्रि फाल्गुन मास के कृष्ण पक्ष की तेरहवी या चौदहवी तिथि को मनाई जाती है । साल 2013 में महाशिवरात्रि 10 मार्च को मनाई जायेगी । महाशिवरात्रि पर ज्यादातर समारोह रात के समय होते हैं । महाशिवरात्रि भगवान् शिव की याद में मनाई जाती है । ऐसा माना जाता है की इस दिन भगवान् शिव का विवाह पार्वती से हुआ था । 

महाशिवरात्रि का महत्व: महाशिवरात्रि का दिन बहुत ही पवित्र और बहुत शक्तिशाली होता है। ऐसा माना जाता है की जो शिवरात्री के दिन पूरी श्रद्धा और भक्ति से सिर्फ भगवान् शिव का नाम भी ले लेता है उसके सभी पाप धुल जाते हैं और वो दुखों से मुक्त हो जाता है । 
इस दिन जो भी मंत्र जप या साधना की जाती है वो बाकी दिनों के मुकाबले में 1000 गुना ज्यादा शक्तिशाली होती है । 

शिवरात्री पर क्या करें: जैसा की पहले ही ऊपर बताया जा चुका है की यह दिन बहुत शक्तिशाली होता है इसलिए आप नीचे दी हुई चीज़ें इस दिन कर सकते हैं ।

  •  इस दिन लोग कड़ा व्रत रखते हैं । कई शिवभक्त तो व्रत के दौरान पानी भी नहीं पीते । वे सारी  रात जागकर शिवलिंग की पूजा करते हैं । और हर तीन घंटे बाद शिवलिंग को ॐ नमः शिवाय का जाप करते हुए दूध, दही, घी, शहद और गुलाब जल इत्यादि से धोते हैं। बेल पत्र शिव लिंग पर चढ़ाया जाता है जो बहुत पवित्र माना जाता है । इस दौरान ॐ नमः शिवाय का जाप लगातार चलता रहता है । 
  • अगर आपने पहले से रुद्राक्ष पहना हुआ है या फिर पहनने वाले हैं तो रुद्राक्ष को शिवरात्री वाले दिन अभिमंत्रित करके डालिए । 10 गुना ज्यादा शक्तिशाली होगा ।
  • अगर आपकी कुंडली में काल सर्प दोष है तो आपको ऊपर दिए हुए पहले पॉइंट में दी गयी सारी चीज़ें करनी चाहिए । काल सर्प दोष का विष धुल जाएगा । 
  • अगर आपकी कुंडली में चद्रमा कमज़ोर स्थिति में है या फिर यह आपको खराब असर दे रहा है तो भी आपको ऊपर दिए हुए पहले पॉइंट में दी गयी सारी चीज़ें करनी चाहिए ।
 शिवरात्री के दिन के बहुत सारे फायदों में से ये सिर्फ कुछ फायदे हैं । इसीलिए इस दिन का महत्व समझिये और इस दिन का एक क्षण भी व्यर्थ मत जाने दीजिये । 

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  1. Dear Guarav ji, i am a regular follower of your blog. U might remember me. Guarav ji just wanted to ask that we are planning to shift to our rented apartment tomorrow i.e. on mahashivratri. Is it ok? My details are DOB - 25th apr'84, Time - 2.30pm, Place - Delhi



    1. Sugandha Ji

      I very well remember you. Instead of 10th, please do it either on 13th or 14th March.

  2. Thank you so much Gaurav ji.... m so thankful to u for this. U alwyas helped me.

  3. hello gaurav ji,my date of birth z 10 th feb 1986,3,40 am ,plz tell me what to do for job,im 2009 passout no job till now

    1. Please do the following remedies

      1) Offer water to surya everyday.

      2) Wear 8 mukhi and 10 mukhi rudrakshas together in a black or red thread as per the following posts after energizing them
      3) Do this remedy every morning
      4) Complete 18,000 recitations of Rahu mantra within a maximum of 40 days. The mantra is "Om Ram Rahuve Namaha" Strict physical (no sex, no non veg, no wine cigrette etc.) and mental prutiy is required during these 40 days. Keep Lord Shiva's image in mind and recite the mentar with complete faith and concentration in a secluded place in the house.

      6) Have all your meals while sitting in the kitchen especially at the time when stove in the kitchen is still being used to cook something.

      7) Stay away from wine, non veg and cigarette. These are Saturn’s things, consuming them won’t give you good effect.


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