Mahashivratri is celebrated as the anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati as the night of their wedding, but there are many stories in various texts and scriptures describing why Maha Shivratri is celebrated.
Not many are aware of the actual meaning or the way to celebrate Maha Shivratri. On the specific night of Shivratri, the planetary placement is such that there is a natural tendency for the kundalini energy, housed in the chakra at the base of the spine, to rise up and reach the chakra at top of the head. On the night before the new moon in the month of February or March, the Night of Lord Shiva – Maha Shivratri – with utmost spiritual significance is celebrated.
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Although, the Shiv Purana gives the legend of the origin of Shivratri – the day in the month of Agahan and constellation of Ardra, Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu accepted the superiority of Lord Shiva after they were unable to find the ends of the pillar of fire, which Shiva had transformed himself into – it clearly outlines the methods to celebrate this sacred night.
It is said that the yogic tradition – not only the one with asanas, but also the path of the self-realisation – began from him. Thus, Maha Shivratri is celebrated in various forms depending on the perspective. The worldly person celebrates Maha Shivratri as the anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, while the spiritual person looks at this day as one when Shiva attained victory over all of his enemies.
Om Tatpurushaay Vidmahe Vidmahe Mahadevaay Deemahi Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat.
Another story states that on this day, Shiva drank the poison from the Samudra Manthan and saved the word from devastation. That is why this day is celebrated as Maha Shivratri. In the Shivaism tradition, this is the night when Shiva performed the glorious dance of creation and that is why this day is celebrated as Maha Shivratri.
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