Who is Lord Shiva and why we celebrate festival of Shivratri?

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Who is Lord Shiva and why we celebrate Shivratri

Who is Lord Shiva?

Who is Lord Shiva - WittyWinks

Shiva The Lord of lords.

Lord Shiva, the “destroyer of evil and the transformer”, is one of the principal deities of Hinduism.

Modern science also proves that everything comes from nothing and goes back to nothing. As the word “Shiva” literally means “that which is not.” And “that which is,” is existence and creation. It is in this context that Shiva, the vast emptiness or nothingness, is referred to as the Lord of lords, or Mahadeva.

What is Mahashivratri?

Shivratri, the darkest day of the month, is celebrated on the fourteenth day of every lunar month or the day before the new moon. Among all these twelve Shivratris; Mahashivratri, the one that occurs in the month February or March, is of the most spiritual significance. This is a day when nature is pushing one towards one’s spiritual peak.

What science says about this night?

On this night, the northern hemisphere of the planet is positioned in such a way that there is a natural increase of energy in a human being.

What does Mythology say?

Many Interesting stories are mentioned in our Mythology associated with this Day and most prominent of them are;

This is the day when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi Got Married.

On this day Lord Shiva drank “Halaa Hal” (poison) to save the Universe and became “Neelakanth”.

Who is Lord Shiva and why we celebrate festival of Shivratri - WittyWinks

Some say Maha Shivratri is the Day when Lord Shiva came in the form of Linga.

While some say, It is the day when Lord Shiva Did ‘Shiva Tandavam’ (Dance) all the night.

Lord Shiva performing Tandavm - WittyWinks

Lord Shiva while performing Shiva Tandavam - WittyWinks

Who does celebrate this festival?

Every individual who has love and faith in Shiva celebrates this day. People who live in family situations observe Mahashivratri as Shiva’s wedding anniversary.

Worldly ambitions see this day as the day Shiva conquered all his enemies. And for the ascetics, it is the day they can become one with Shiva.


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