Maha Shivratri – Why Do We Celebrate Shivratri Festival

Maha Shivratri – Why Do We Celebrate Shivratri Festival?

About Maha Shivratri

The great festival of Hindu, maha Shivratri is the celebration of God Shiva, also known as the destroyer. This is the great festival of Hindu which lies in the month of January or February. It is also one of the great festivals of Hindu which is celebrated in the India and the Nepal. This festival is also known as the birth of Shiva as Janmasthami. God Shiva is very kindness and quick anger. God Shiva is also known as the Mahadev because he is the devo ka dev.

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People also celebrates this festival with lots of devotion. According to Hindu epics and mythology, it is said that Shiva is only the God who fulfills their devotee wish very fast. As we know that Shiva lives in the snowy mountains and watches all the activities on the earth. Celebrating maha Shivratri has many reasons that might be for happiness and welfare, or may be for the prosperity of human beings. The great truth about God Shiva is that he is very angry in nature, becomes angry faster. He has kept the source and purity of water in their head ‘s hair that is Ganga.

Ganga is the only river of the world which also shows the priority and identity of India. It has the greater specifications that the water taken or kept from it never becomes damage or bad smelled. It has whole life purity guarantee. And that the great river is living in the head of Shiva by binding also called ‘’jataaa’’. The person comes away and from another country in Nepal at the time of Mahashivratri in the Pashupatinath. The crowd of people and fair in the Pashupatinath have increased the pollution and population of Kathmandu city. The great temple of Hindu as well as of Nepal Pashupatinath have a great importance. On the day of maha Shivratri, there occurred two days fair.

The presentation of the Rishis and Nagababa were smoking the ganja, also known as the food or Prasad of Shivji. The person comes from many parts of India and Nepal to distribute Prasad and feed the different foods to the devotee. They were distributing the Prasad by calling and serving the food, juice, etc. The government of Nepal provides up to 5000 rupees to all the Rishis and Nagababa. People worship it for many reasons.

The Shiva also used to do tandav when he is in the angry mood. If he starts doing so, then there will happen something wrong or damages. The power of Shivji can make the earth like the place of buried in one second. There is also the believed that if the girl does Shivratri, then she will get the good husband like Shiva. Shiva is very loving husband. He loves his lovely wife Parvati very much. And the man also worships Shiva for getting the good wife like Parvati. Mainly person thinks to achieve the great things only after worshipping god Shiva. Shiva loves his devotee very much.

Due to the decoration of environment, youngsters also do like the madness by taking the means of Prasad that is ganja, all the devotees take the ganja and continue the dance in the music. The environment of Shivratri is fully decorated and strict with security forces. A tourist views the place and saves the photos in the mind and in the memory. They come to visit Nepal for spiritual education and also for seeing the culture. some folklore also considers this to be Shiva’s day as this was believed to be the answer given by Lord Shiva when asked about his favorite day by Goddess Parvati is this day called Shivaratri. As we know the meaning of Shivratri is the night of Shiva. We can understand the meaning and values of this night that how much this night is important for God Shiva.

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MahaShivratri is a Hindu festival which is celebrated by people following Hinduism in India and Nepal. It does not determine that the Hindu people can only celebrate, but we can look the views and presentation of other religious people too. People often fast on the night of Shivratri and sing hymns and praises in the name of Lord Shiva. Hindu temples across the country are decorated with lights and colorful decorations and people can be seen offering night long prayers to Shiva Lingam. Wood apple leaves, cold water, and milk are offered to the Shiva Lingam on this day as they are believed to be Lord Shiva’s favorite.

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This is the believed that the people who fast on this night and offer prayers to Lord Shiva bring good luck into their life and opens the doors of opportunity as well as happiness. God Shiva is also famed for eating the poison of sea. So it also shows that he can observe all the wastes and poison of their devotee and make the complete happy human beings. The most popular MahaShivratri celebrations take place in Ujjain, believed to be the place of residence of Lord Shiva. Large processions are carried out throughout the city, with people thronging the streets to catch a glimpse of the revered idol of Lord Shiva. Women’s and men’s celebrate and worship God Shiva with Belpatra and Coconut etc. The great respect and devotion to God Shiva show the power and strong fulfillment belief toward the god Shiv.

Let’s talk about the reasons to celebrate the maha shivratri festival.

reasons to celebrate the maha shivratri festival

1. The dream of unmarried boys and girls :

The thinking of youngsters is different from older. They think something new, something different and something more. The celebration of Diwali is not only done for the worshipping and keeping the God Shiva happy but also for fulfilling the wish of heart. The boys want to spend their life with full of happiness and also wants to marriage with the beautiful girl. Similarly, the girls also want to get the good husband and happy life. The present youngsters are mostly habituated with smoking and drinking. It might be the main resources of girls desire to get the good life partner. And also we can see that the present girls are roughness and characterless.

They are also not less than boys in drinking and smoking. Mostly this types of desire are carried by all the girls and boys. They get the chance to share their feeling to god. The god also becomes happy after looking their love doing and fulfill the desire. Boys and girls are the two-factor which is needed for the processing of the worlds and continuation of the world. If these two are not combined together , the production of the child is not possible and the world not keeps goes on. So this might be the reasons that God Shiva fulfill all the desire of getting the good husband and beautiful wife of the youth to celebrate this festival.

Ardhanarishvara Shiva Male female swaroop Picture
Om Namah Shivaya

2. Story of the woodcutter :

There are many mythological legends associated with this day. According to a popular legend, when a hunter could not find anything to kill for his food in a forest, he waited on the branch of a Wood apple tree for the food by hunting the deer. In order to attract deer, he started throwing the leaves of the tree on the ground, unaware that there was a Shiva Lingam beneath the tree. Pleased with the Wood apple leaves and the patience of the hunter, it is believed that Lord Shiva appeared in front of the hunter and blessed him with wisdom.


From that day onwards, the hunter stopped eating meat and god Shiva make him free from all the troubles and sorrows and also told to do their publicity of their power and devotee. Shiv lingam is the identification of Shiva. It is said that shiva linga is the place of living goddess shiva. Hindu worship and celebrates Shiv ling by milk and different kinds of water and ghee too. And it is believed that from that night the Shivratri is started to celebrate. A person celebrates Shivratri as the moment of enjoyment and relaxing times .

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