THE SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MAHA SHIVRATRI 2020
As devotees are getting ready for the Maha Shivratri 2020 about the 21st. February, Rudraksha Center clarifies the importance and relevance of the Hindu festival. Shivratri is among the main Hindu festivals that’s celebrated in honour of Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism.
Maha Shivratri is celebrated once a year at the month of Phalgun based on the Hindu calendar. Shivratri is a festival which finds mention in historical spiritual Hindu scriptures too. Much’Ramayana’, cites Sita worshipping Lord Shiva and requesting his help in picking the proper life companion for herself.
In May this year, it is going to collapse on the 23rd. Even though there are lots of legends and beliefs concerning Maha Shivratri parties, it is the day of this month that’s considered most auspicious to pay homage to Lord Shiva.
There are lots of legends and mythical anecdotes that describe why this festival is celebrated. On this day, devotees pray into the’Nataraja'(The dance form of Lord Shiva) to assist them achieve salvation by burning off egoism, lust, hatred, envy and pride.
Another legend claims that Shiva had appeared at his iconic type of a ‘Linga'(A abstract type of Shiva, commonly worshiped in the majority of temples), that’s the sign of the energy of Shiva Himself. It Is Thought That Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma, initially worshiped Lord Shiva in the Kind of a’Linga’ on a Shivratri night time.
Throughout ‘Samundra Manthan’, a kettle filled with toxin first surfaced. The people were terrified as this toxin, if spilled, would ruin the entire world. They belonged to Lord Shiva to rescue them all. Lord Shiva appeared and picking up the pot of toxin drank it but didn’t swallow it. This manner, He rescued the earth from destruction. From this day, He was also known as ‘Neelkanth’.
Shivratri (Nighttime ), as its name implies, is a festival that’s celebrated in the evening. It is among the very few Hindu festivals, which isn’t celebrated with fanfare and gaiety. Devotees of Lord Shiva, fast with this day and remain awake the entire night chanting the title of Shiva and doing different prayers. Throughout the afternoon, a combination of milk, honey, water, and curd is poured onto the Linga and fruits, ‘Bel’ foliage are provided to the Lord in temples around. The unmarried beg to get a fantastic life-partner while the wed beg for a blissful life.
WHY SHIVA IS NIGHT
It is a matter to be aware that if the arrival of corporeal deities, saints As an example, the arrival of Shri Krishna is thought to have been in midnight, however Janmashtmi is celebrated as his birthday. It is simply for Shiva his night is celebrated. What’s its actual significance? The nighttime suggests the moral degradation which puts in because of the shadow of ignorance in this world. Shiva is the Sea of understanding who directs humanity from darkness to light, i.e. from untruth to truth by imparting authentic understanding. God Himself says, When faith is defamed in the world, I come to re- establish the true faith and so change the impure devilish world to a pure celestial world.
However, when and how can God Shiva do this heavenly function? When we represent it, it is going to be evident that God performs His triple acts of creation, sustenance and destruction in the Confluence Age the Age involving conclusion of kaliyuga and start of Satyuga since this is the period of renewal or rejuvenation of this Old World in the full time-cycle. At this moment, Supreme Soul Shiva incarnated from the corporeal human moderate of Brahma to impart authentic godly knowledge so as to set up the celestial heavenly universe.
The Supreme Soul doesn’t take birth via a mother is uterus but according to his celestial variations, He subjugates thing and enters the body of Brahma to shoot a celestial birth or incarnation. Now, when corruption, unrighteousness and immorality have spread all around the world, when moral and ethical values have diminished drastically, Supreme Soul Shiva is once more imparting the Godly concept of Be Yogi and Be Pure by instructing true spiritual wisdom and Rajyoga during the spiritual children of Brahma (Brahma kumars and Brahma Kumaris).
WHICH FAST IS NEEDED TO DO ON MAHA SHIVRATRI 2020?
The Genuine fasting (upvaas) on Shivaratri is that we associate our wisdom with God Shiva and Remain in his Company. The true Jagaran or awakening way to wake up from the slumber of ignorance and also to Protect itself from the evil influence of vices like anger, anger, greed, etc.. Let’s Celebrate Shivaratri in the authentic spirit by understanding its actual spiritual importance.