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Significance of Shivratri

Significance of Shivratri

Shivratri is the most significant festival which is celebrated by the devotees of Lord Shiva. Festival of Shivratri has marked significance. It is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark fortnight in the month of Phalgun. Till date, the ritual of Shivratri is celebrated by the devotee by great care and attention. People observe day and night fast and give a holy bath to the sacred Shivalinga with honey, milk and water.
Hindus considered very auspiciously to worship Lord Shiva with devotion and sincerity. It is also called the night of Shiva.

Origin of Shivratri
According to Puranas, on the eve of Samudra Manthan, a pot of poison emerged from the ocean. The gods were horrified as it could have destroyed the entire world. They ran to Shiva for help, and in order to protect the world, Shiva drank the whole pot of poison, but he didn’t swallow the poison. Instead, he kept the poison in his throat. This made his throat blue and since then he is known as NeelKantha

Festival Significant For Women
Shivratri is considered very auspicious for women. On this day, married women pray for good health and long life of their husband and sons, while unmarried women pray for an ideal life partner, like Shiva, who is the spouse of Kali, Parwati and Durga. But, it is believed that anyone who remembers Lord Shiva during Shivratri with whole devotion is freed from all sins.

Rudraksha Bead
Rudraksha is the most lovable bead of Lord Shiva. It is the tears of Lord Shiva. Rudraksha beads can be used to bring enlightenment and wisdom in the life of the wearer. Rudraksha bead is found in 1 to 21 Mukhi. Each face of Rudraksha is named as mukhi. Wearing this bead can bring happiness, prosperity, creativity, material fulfillment, family harmony and fearless life.

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