03 Feb Science of MAHASHIVARATRI
What is Maha Shivaratri?
Maha Shivaratri is one of the major festivals amongst the followers of Hindu religion and literally means “Great Night of the Shiva”. It is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark fortnight of the Māgha month, as per the Hindu lunar calendar.
When is it celebrated?
This year it is celebrated on 21st February 2020, evening 6.30 PM onwards as per India time.
It is believed that on this day, the planetary alignments are at most optimum positions to help raise a person’s spiritual energy. Itis also believed that the Shiva principle is most active on this day of the year.Maha Shivaratri is celebrated marking the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. Maha Shivaratri also celebrates the night when Lord Shiva performed the “Tandav”, the cosmic dance.
What does one do during Shivarathri?
|What should you do During Shivaratri?||How does it benefit you?|
|Fasting||Cleans your body from toxins, and fasting once every-fortnight is advised otherwise|
|Not sleeping during Shivaratri||Reminds you that to achieve the state of Shiva (enlightened state), you need to conquer sleep|
|Washing Shiva linga( Abishegam) using Milk, Honey, curd, water||Physically Thanking your creator as gratitude and by this you attain peace and calmness|
|Chanting the mantra NA MA SHI VA YA||a. Chanting this Mantra, will help you to control your mind and thoughts, which is the basic requirement for meditation.|
b. Chanting continuous Mantra will increase electromagnetic energy in you
c. By increasing electromagnetic energy you are charged with spiritual energy which in turn helps you to come closer to liberation or enlightenment.
d. The power of Mantra creates strong vibration within you and saves you from various negative energy attacks.
The real Shiva is within you in the form of your Life force or Soul. That’s the reason why various texts mention, “ AHAM BRAHMASMI”, “ KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU”. So the key to realise this and experience this state is the ultimate aim of every festival and spiritual retreat.