In year 2017 Maha Shivaratri will be celebrated on Tuesday, 24 February. Blessings and power of God Shiva assist the people to overcome all the problem and negativity in life by allowing them to enjoy their life in a nonviolent and moral way.
In the respect of God Shiva, festival of Maha Shivaratri is celebrated. Maha Shivaratri is a festival of Hindus; it is also popular as Padma Rajarathri. To know more about importance of this auspicious day, read further.
2017 Maha Shivaratri Muhurat
Every month, Maha Shivratri falls on corresponding Chaturdashi night (according to Hindu Lunar Calendar, fourteenth day) according to Nirnaya Sindhu classical text. The Shivaratri in month of Magha is called as Maha Shivaratri.
Devotees keep Maha Shivrartri fast on the prior Maha Shivrartri night. According to Hindu calendar, the day may be Chaturdashi Tithi or Trayodashi Tithi. But one thing should be necessary to be considered is that the prior night Tithi should be Chaturdashi.
Devotees start fat prior to the day of Maha Shivaratri festival, according to Nirnaya Sindhu. On this auspicious day devotees eat one time meal only and then worship on Chaturadashi night. On the next morning, devotees begin their day by bathing and perform Lord Shiva worship and observe fast for the whole day.
In 2017 Maha Shivaratri, devotees of Lord Shiva may eat one time meal on the auspicious day
Hopefully, in this year 2015 this information or knowledge will help you to observe fast. Let’s read further to know more about Maha Shivaratri.
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2017 Maha Shivaratri celebration
Maha Shivaratri festival is celebrated by offering some things like leaves of Bael to idol of Lord Shiva. Traditional celebration of Maha Shivaratri is followed by keeping vrat for the whole day. By performing this, devotees can enchant Shiva God on Maha Shivaratri. As per Hindu mythology this auspicious day is celebrated because on this day Lord shiva and Goddess Parvati got married.
Maha Shivaratri celebration starts in the early morning and continues till next morning. On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord Shiva visit temples and pray to Lord Shiva to take the blessings for good fortune and well-being.
The celebrations of Maha Shivaratri are considered as the symbol of spiritual passion and dedication. It is highly believed that devotees who keep fast on this auspicious day get free-minded from the cycle of death and birth. Maha Shivrartri fast 2017 can bring you out from the fear of birth and death cycle.
Temple priest perform worship of Shiva Lingam and offer prayers. On the day of Maha Shivaratri this has to be repetitive in every three hours by the priest of the temple. On the auspicious day of Maha Shivaratri, Lord Shiva devotees chant mantra of God Shiva i.e. “Om Namah Shivaya”. So, remember this mantra for 2017 Maha Shivaratri and please the Lord Shiva.
Importance of fast of Maha Shivaratri 2017
As per Hindu Mythology, Maha Shivaratri fast is considered as the most energetic and powerful in comparison of any other fasts. Rajas Guna, which indicated the quality, related to passionate activities and Tamas Guna which indicates the quality of ardent actions; are two main natural forces that bother an individual. Fast of Maha Shivaratri helps an individual to keep control on these two natural forces. On the auspicious day of Maha Shivrartri, if a person performs worship with complete dedication and devotion, his actions and negative thoughts such as anger, lust and jealousy get controlled. By keeping the Maha Shivrartri fast for the whole night, the individual gets liberated from all problems and negative thoughts that occur due to Rajas Guna or Tamas Guna.
Maha Shivrartri fast is considered as most auspicious one. If an individual keeps fast on this auspicious day, he gets blessings of Lord Shiva While keeping fast of Maha Shivaratri, most of the devotees only take diet of fruits and milk in the entire day. But some devotees even don’t consume water during the period of Maha Shivaratri vrat. Don’t get confused about what to eat or not during Maha Shivaratri Vrat. Just take an oath in the early morning of Chaturdashi for observing fast with full devotion and faith and then keep fast of Maha Shivaratri in your way. The auspicious day of Maha Shivaratri will celebrated with great devotion, sincerity and dedication.
As per traditions, devotees who keep fast of Maha Shivaratri, they visit temple of lord Shiva in the early morning and worship Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. One of the important parts of this day is performing the Shiva Lingam bathing. On this auspicious day, devotees of Lord starts their fast of Maha Shivaratri by bathing Shiva Lingam with Honey, Milk, purified butter, Sugar, Kale Til, some fresh flowers and Gangal jal. After completing this, devotees put sandalwood paste (Chandan Tilak) with some rice on Shiva Lingam. And then, devotees offer some fruits and flowers on the Shivling. They end their process of worship after reading religious story (katha) and doing Parikarama.
Utilize the information of Maha Shivaratri in the best way to make this Maha Shivaratri of year 2017 more beneficial.
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Category: festival 2017
Created: Wednesday, February 08 2017
Author: Lokesh Jagirdar