Maha Shivaratri: The auspicious night of Lord Shiva

Maha Shivaratri is the celebration of the great night of Lord Shiva. It is one of the holiest days of the Hindu Calendar. India is land of Religious Festivals, devotees and Holy places, admiring beauty of Lord Shiva in Temples gives you immense pleasure and discovering these temples is the best way, So don’t think too much this Maha Shivaratri endure temples nearby with AHA Taxis’ Intercity Cabs and get blessing with your family. It is considered as the darkest day of the month and the darkest night of the year that celebrates the grace of Shiva who is considered as the Adi Guru or the first Guru from whom the Yogic tradition originates- Maha Shivratri is a day lasting for all devotees of Lord Shiva and is one of the eight most significant days of fasting in the Hindu Calendar. | Maha Shivaratri: The auspicious night of Lord Shiva |

Maha Shivaratri: The auspicious night of Lord Shiva

Maha Shivaratri: The auspicious night of Lord Shiva

Maha Shivaratri is celebrated by offering water, milk, dhatura, bhaang, akwan and flowers to Lord Shiva. Different mythical Shivaratri stories are associated with Maha Shivaratri. According to a popular legend, Maha Shivaratri is the night when Lord Shiva performs the cosmic dance of creation, preservation, and destruction. So, this day is considered as an opportunity to engage in awakening one’s inner spirit towards self-realization of the supreme. It is the reason that the Shiva scriptures encourage us to remain awake throughout the night of Shivaratri to welcome the new moon and its spiritual energy into our lives.

Maha Shivaratri: The auspicious night of Lord Shiva

Shivaratri: The auspicious night of Lord Shiva

Maha Shivaratri is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is celebrated with religious fervor by devotees that celebrate the union of Shiva and Shakti, the two greatest forces of the universe. This is the most Dynamic and Magnificent night of the year, one can feel it by visiting any Jyotirlinga across India like Mahakaleshwar through cab from Indore to Ujjain and live in that positive vibrations of Bol Bam!!. At the Shivoham Shiva Temple, the festival of Maha Shivaratri is celebrated with grandeur, devotion, and love. It is regarded as a day of gratitude, a day of thanksgiving to Lord Shiva for his loneliness and blessings.

Maha Shivaratri: The auspicious night of Lord Shiva

Shivaratri: The auspicious night of Lord Shiva

Shivalinga is a major ritual on Maha Shivaratri. Bathing the Shivalinga is performed using milk, honey, sugar, ghee, black sesame seeds, Ganga Jal, etc. After this sandalwood paste and rice are applied on Shivalinga and fresh fruits and flowers are also offered.

It is also believed that by worshiping Lord Shiva and observing Maha Shivaratri fast for the entire night, one can have control over the negative thoughts like anger, lust, greed, etc. Lord Shiva is the most complex of Hindu deities and one of the most powerful is known by different names – Mahadeva, Mahayogi, Pashupati, Nataraja, Bhairava, Vishwanath, Bhava, Bhole Nath and many more. There exists 12 Jyotirlinga which are known to be Supreme Shiva and are fiery columns of light in shape of lingas, visiting these temples on Maha Shivaratri gives you intense waves of positivity and energy as they are known as holiest place, do try to visit any of these jyotirlinga like Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi through car from Agra to Varanasi. He is the ultimate god with an extraordinary love for his devotees can grant anything you desire for.  Chanting the mantras of Lord Shiva will enable you to have power from within, the powers which are still unexplored and untouched.

Keep saying Om Namah Shivay! May the blessings of Lord Shiva remain with you throughout your life.

Happy Maha Shivaratri, 2019!

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