Maha Shivratri and the importance of wearing Rudraksha & performing Maha Mrityunjaya Puja on this day!
By: Future Point | 19-Feb-2019Views : 947
Maha Shivratri is among the most famous & enthusiastically celebrated festivals of the Hindu culture. This festival is dedicated to the 'God of Gods'- Lord Shiva who is also one of the Holy Trinities in the Hindu religion. The other two being Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma.
Maha Shivratri literally means "The Great Night of Shiva". In fact this is the only festival apart from the Navratri's that is celebrated during the day and especially all night long. Maha Shivratri is celebrated across India and many other parts of the world as well where there is significant Hindu population or where Hindu traditions are honoured.
Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the night of the 13th Tithi (Date) to the morning of the 14th Tithi of the Krishna Paksha (Waning Phase of the Moon) of the month of Phalguna as per the North Indian and Magha as per the South Indian Hindu calendar. Anyways, the name of the month doesn't make any difference in the date or timing of the festival. Devotees throng Shiva temples across the country and worship this 'God of Creative Destruction and Ultimate Liberation'.
What does Shiva represent?
Shiva represents a state of divine tranquility, meditativeness, peace, completion, absolute realization and a state of infinite compassion & power.
Spiritual Significance of Maha Shivratri
Many self realized beings have said that on this occasion, the cosmic alignment is such that one gets immense support from nature to open the doorway towards divine realms and make significant progress on the spiritual path.
There is a natural upsurge in the very energies of the cosmos and if one devotes this night to worshipping Shiva, then spiritual advancement happens on a lightning pace. Also, a person by worshipping Lord Shiva on this occasion, gets His blessings which result in dissolution of all negative karmas of that person.
Reasons behind celebrating Maha Shivratri
Maha Shivratri is celebrated because of many reasons. The primary ones are:
Marriage of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati
Goddess Shakti incarnated as the daughter of King Himalaya and was named Parvati.
Since a very young age She got influenced by the description, praises & recognition of Lord Shiva by all and She aspired to marry Him one day. When She grew up, Sage Narada told Her to perform Tapasya to please Lord Shiva and ask a boon from Him to accept Her as His wife.
Parvati followed what Sage Narada said and performed an extremely difficult Tapasya. At last, Lord Shiva appeared and gave Her a boon of accepting Her as His wife. After a while, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati and that day was the 14th Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Magha/Phalgun month (as per the North & South Indian Hindu calendars).
Since then, Maha Shivratri is celebrated as the marriage anniversary of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati and also as a day when Shiva (the male primordial energy) got united with Shakti (the female primordial energy).
Lord Shiva consumed 'Halahal Vish'
There came a time when the Gods and Demons decided to churn the 'Celestial Ocean' and divide the divine entities that come out of it among themselves. While the Celestial Ocean was being churned, suddenly extremely dangerous poison called 'Halahal Vish' came out and it became a threat to the very existence of the creation. But the poison was so strong that no one could neutralize it, hence everybody prayed to Lord Shiva to save the creation.
Lord Shiva appeared in an huge form and gathered the poison in His hands. He then drank that poison but didn't let it go past His throat and situated it permanently in His throat which became blue immediately. From that day Lord Shiva came to be known by one more name- Neel Kantha (One with the blue throat)! As per the Hindu calender, that day also happened to be that of Maha Shivratri when Shiva saved the creation.
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Importance of Wearing Rudraksha on Maha Shivratri
Rudra is one of many names of Shiva and Rudraksha means "The Tear of Rudra".
It is said that once Lord Shiva sat into deep meditation and that process went on till many millenia. During His meditation Lord Shiva reached such a state of bliss that tears of divine ecstasy started flowing from His closed eyes and they started to fall on the ground. Those tears sept into the ground and trees came out. Upon those trees, beads in the form of fruits sprouted and those beads came to be known as Rudraksha.
Since then, those trees and the beads on them are considered as the blessings of Shiva and Yogis & Sages adorn those beads as a sign of their devotion towards Lord Shiva. Rudraksha is a live blessing of Lord Shiva and is extremely powerful. There are many types of Rudrakshas and each one has its own use & significance.
People with different goals, state of life and requirements wear the Rudraksha that is conducive to them.
Rudraksha is an integral part of many highly powerful astrological remedies and even the most severe problems in one's life arising out of bad planetary influences goes away by wearing the right Rudraksha rosary or a single Rudraksha bead.
Maha Shivratri is an incredibly auspicious day to wear a Rudraksha rosary or a single Rudraksha bead. To know which type of Rudraksha will be suitable to you and will bring maximum benefits to you, contact Future Point.
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Maha Mrityunjaya Puja
Lord Shiva being the 'God of Gods' is also called as Maha Mrityunjaya which means "The Great One who has conquered Death". Therefore one who pleases Lord Shiva, gets protection from untimely death arising out of serious ailments or accidents.
Maha Mrityunjaya Puja is a very special form of worship of Lord Shiva that invokes the incredibly powerful healing & protective energies of Lord Shiva in the life of an individual. It is mentioned in ancient scriptures that who performs a Maha Mrityunjaya Puja gets relief from even the most deadliest of troubles.
Now, there are certain occasions on which cosmic energies are conducive in such a way that Maha Mrityunjaya Puja performed on those days provide maximum benefits. Maha Shivratri is the occasion on which this Puja pleases Lord Shiva very easily.
This Puja brings Lord Shiva's incredibly powerful and compassionate blessings in the life of the devotee and shower abundant wealth, sound health, prosperity, bliss and infinite joy upon that devotee. All sufferings in the form of ailments and obstacles in the path to success are removed by performing the Maha Mrityunjaya Puja on the extremely powerful spiritual occasion of Maha Shivratri.
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Benefits of Maha Mrityunjaya Puja:
- Relief from negative/malefic karmas & sins from our past & current life that pose obstacles in the path towards our spiritual & worldly growth.
- It bestows abundant wealth, success & financial prosperity upon the devotee and blesses with a joyful & meaningful life.
- It blesses a person with peace of mind and positive thinking.
- It brings creativity in life and promotes growth in professional domains.
- It blesses with harmony in family & bliss in marital relations.
- It bestows good health and brings a relief from past ailments.
- Makes a person emerge victorious in legal battles & protects from enemies (both open as well as hidden).
- It provides an absolute protection from all black magic spells & evil influences.
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- Puja or Anushthan on your behalf by highly learned Brahmin Priests.
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The Maha Mrityunjaya Puja is performed in strict accordance with all Vedic rules & rituals.
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