Significance of Maha Shivratri
Shivratri comes once every month and is identified by the night of no moon; this night is dedicated to lord shiva, you must be wondering why this is because shiva just not represent the light but he is also present beyond the reach of light which is darkness.
This night falls twelve times a year and the shivratri which falls in the month of phalgun is considered as the most auspicious of all these nights and is given the status of maha shivratri.
All the devotees from all around the world celebrate this event to gain the divine blessings of lord shiva, as lord shiva is most gracious on this night and showers all his blessings on his devotees.
What is important to know that not just for men even the women who worship on this night to the deity are blessed to receive husband with the qualities of shiva traits and men also can worship to maa parvati to attain the blessings for the perfect bride.
But there is a method to every ritual and maha shivratri rituals are also performed as per the Vedic instructions which is followed by a number of mantras to invoke shiva, also include lingam abhishekam and chanting of the supreme mantra at least hundred and eight times which is given below:
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra :
"Triyambakam yajamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam| Urvarukti bandhnaan mrityomukshiya amamrataam||"
Chanting this mantra will bring you closure to attain moksha and beat the fear of death and death itself, this is a mantra that was first hidden from everyone but was later passed in to the shiva puraan and is considered as the most important shiva mantra. So, make your maha shivratri a successful one by performing it through the instructions given in the Vedas.
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