Significance of Maha Shivaratri

As we all know that there are so many legends who had given us a lot to know about Hindu religion and Mythology. There are large numbers of traditions and religions are there in our country India and each religion gets followed with lots of devotion and love. If we talk about the upcoming occasion then Maha Shivaratri is the one which will be celebrated on 17th February 2015. If we talk about some mythologies related to this festival then it says describes the ‘Samundra Manthan’. It was one of the most essentially mission to get the victory between the ‘Devas'(gods) and the ‘Asuras'(demons). At that time a toxic was released from the container which was equipped for consummation the whole universe but without any fear Lord Shiva drank up the toxic substance in an offer to spare the Universe and from that time, Lord Shiva got an another name – ‘Neelkanth’.

Why Maha Shivaratri is the Most Important Festival of Hindu Religion?

The magnificence of the Lord re-declared, tells how the mortal universe to spare them from “Pralaya” got to be admirers if “Shiva” who is otherwise called ‘the Destroyer’. It is said that the thirteenth night or the fourteenth day, of the month of Phagun Lord Shiva as advised by him to Goddess Parvati, and subsequently the day was made to be his day of love and thus named Maha Shivaratri. Despite the fact that the celebration is praised all over India with equivalent commitment and eagerness, the spots revered in India as the spots which have ‘Jyotirlinga'( a hallowed place where the Linga or the Pillar of Light connected with Lord Shiva showed up), are host to the greatest festivals of the celebration. With all the Hindu mythologies related to Maha Shivaratri festivals, so many temple got their places and each temple has its own story. Well below we are going to provide you the 12 top most devotional Jyotirlingas across the country which has its own importance.

Significance of Shivaratri in Hinduism

Maha Shivaratri occasion has the huge importance within Hindu Religion. This great occasion falls on the 14th day of moonless night. This festival falls in the Phalgun month. All devotees observe Shivaratri- Vrat and do not eat food for a whole day. Some of them do not even drink water during this occasion. People take bath early in the morning with sacred water. People go to Shiva temple and offer ghee, milk, cow dung as these are the most valuable things regarding this occasion. The Rudra Japa Abhisheka of Siva Linga gives the radiance of Lord Siva, who is additionally called Asutosh or one who is effectively satisfied by copies ablutions with water, the least expensive accessible commodity.we ought to recall that water basically is Prana Sakti or life power. Such recognition of Siva Ratri will truly offer on the fan the best effortlessness of Lord Siva, the promising learning of Atma Jnana. Other than the enthusiast is likewise honored with material thriving the things of which are flawlessly recorded in the Chamakamantra articulated on this event.


1# Kedarnath in Uttarakhand
2# Bhimashankar in Maharashtra
3# Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh
4# Somnath in Gujarat
5# Nageswar at Dwarka in Gujarat
6# Rameshwar at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu
7# Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh
8# Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh
9# Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh
10# Triambakeshwar in Maharashtra
11# Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga at Deoghar in Jharkhand
12# Grishneshwar at Aurangabad in Maharashtra