Mahashivratri, often called the Great Night of Shiva, is a spiritually important night. It will be celebrated on March 1 this year. On the holy day of Mahashivaratri, devotees worship Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.
It is said that by doing Rudrabhishek on this day, the desired wish of the devotee is fulfilled.
On this day, many devotees visit the Shiv temples. The same is done during Shivratri. However, Mahashivratri and Shivaratri are not the same. They take place in different months and have different meanings. Many are still unaware of the distinction between Shivratri and Mahashivratri. So let’s know about these two festivals
Though Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati are revered throughout the year, the Shivaratri celebration has a special significance for Shiva believers. It is celebrated every month and is also known as “Masik Shivratri.”
Shivratri is celebrated on the 14th day of each lunar month, just before the moon phase changes, according to Hindu tradition. Fasting and prayers for Lord Shiva are observed by the religious community on this day. They also perform puja to honor Lord Shiva.
Mahashivratri, the February-March Shivratri, is the most spiritually important of the 12 Shivratris that occur in a calendar year. This only happens once a year. This religious event takes place in the month of Falgun on the Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha. The disciples of Lord Bholenath celebrate this day with devotion and joy. Devotees go to the temple on this day to seek the graces of their worshiped god, Lord Shiva.
According to the legend, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married in the month of Falgun on the Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha. As a result, this festival marks the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. Shiva worshipers regard this day as very important.
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