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Maha Shivratri – Night of divine lightning for a brighter life!
We have a miraculous night to win the war of our life. It’s none other than the Mahashivratri! Get ready to relish the true essence of a purified life by devoting yourself in the feet of Lord Shiva, who is the remover of sin and the Lord of mercy and compassion. Maha Shivratri is an auspicious night when Lord Shiva first appeared by His own divine grace. It is the night consecrated to Shiva which falls on the fourteenth day of the waning moon in the month of Magha according to the Hindu almanac. Lord Shiva governs the cosmos with the cycle of creation, sustenance, dissolution, concealment and bestowment of grace. He protects devotees from evil forces such as lust, greed, and anger. He grants boons, bestows grace and awakens wisdom in His devotees. Maha Shivratri 2012 happens to be on 20th February according to Vedic calendar.
Uniqueness of Maha Shivratri
Lord Shiva appeared in the form of Lingam; Lord Shiva showed His divine form to both Vishnu and Brahma when they went to see the feet and crown of the lord; Parvati worshiped the lord and got a place in His left physic, as Arthanaree; Parvathi held the throat when Siva swallowed the deadly poison and thus He assumed the name called Neelakantan; On this day, Arjuna obtained the Pashupatham weapon from Siva; Sage Bhagirath penance standing on one leg to Shiva to descend Ganga on earth; At Kalahasthi, Kannapan a devotee offered his eyes to get the Vision of lord. Such a meritorious day was Maha Shivaratri!
As per Hindu mythology, the day after creation was complete, Parvati asked Lord Shiva which rituals pleased him the most. The Lord replied that the 13th night of the New Moon, during the month of Magha, is his most favorite day. Parvati repeated these words to her friends, from whom the word spread over all creation. The devotees of Lord Shiva take a dip in the nearby river at dawn and go to the temples of Lord Shiva to offer their prayers along with Bilva leaves. They observe fast throughout the day.
One can access the higher level vibrations of Lord Shiva’s consciousness. Maha Shivratri 2012 will double the effect of dissolution of Karmas and strengthen our life with powerful positive energies through the blessings of Lord Shiva to accomplish a purified life. Performing Pooja on Maha Shivratri 2012 will bless you with bliss of moksha!
Power of the Mantra “Om Namah Shivaya”
The most powerful mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” represents the principles which govern each of the first six chakras on the spine and also it evolves the power of Pancha Bootha “Earth, water, fire, air, and earth.” “Na” denoted the gross body (annamayakosa), “Ma” denotes the pranic body (pranamayakosa), “Shi” denotes the mental body (manonmayakosa), “Va” denotes the intellectual body (vignanamayakosa) and “Ya” denotes the blissful body (anandamayakosa) and “OM” or the “silence” beyond these syllables denotes the soul or life within. This mantra will enlighten the path of subtle development of spiritual attainments.