Maha Shivratri 2018: Here are some interesting facts and quotes

Increase your knowledge about Maha Shivratri 2018 and its Significance.

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Maha Shivratri 2018: Here are some interesting facts and quotes Maha Shivratri 2018: Here are some interesting facts and quotes

Maha Shivratri is an auspicious Hindu festival where Lord Shiva is worshipped. The word 'Shivratri' literally means 'Great night of Shiva' and hence, the day is celebrated with great rituals.

Maha Shivratri falls on the moonless 14th night (Krishna Paksh) of the Phalgun month as per the lunar calendar, which corresponds to the month of February-March in English calendar. Maha Shivratri 2018 is being celebrated on February 13, Tuesday, and will extend till February 14. The date corresponding to English calendar keeps changing as it is related to the lunar calendar.

Maha Shivratri 2018: Here are some interesting facts and quotes Maha Shivratri 2018: Here are some interesting facts and quotes

On Maha Shivratri 2018 here are some interesting facts:

1. According to a legend, Lord Shiva was married to Devi Parvati on this day. Mahashivratri (Shiva's great night) is celebrated with devotion and religious fervour in honour of Lord Shiva all over the world.

2. Another legend points out that Shiva drank poisonous negativity to protect the world. There is also a popular belief that says that almighty performed the Tandava Nritya or the dance of primordial creation.

3. On Maha Shivratri, every three hours, priests perform a ritual puja of Shivalingam by bathing it with milk, yoghurt, honey, ghee, sugar and water amidst the chanting of 'Om Namah Shivaya' and ringing of temple bells. It is said that performing the rituals with sincerity will help you to get rid of your sins and sins fulfil your wishes.

Maha Shivratri 2018: Here are some interesting facts and quotes Maha Shivratri 2018: Here are some interesting facts and quotes

4. A night-long vigil or jaagran is also observed in Shiva temples where large numbers of devotees spend the night singing hymns and devotional songs in praise of Lord Shiva.

5. Lord Siva is known as the destroyer of ego. Chanting 'Om Namah Shivaya' enables the clearance of past karmic negatives that have blocked us from our true potentials. The significance of Maha Shivratri is all about transformation, as we awaken to whom we truly are.

On Maha Shivratri 2018, here are some beautiful quotes by Amish Tripathi, Shiva Trilogy:

Maha Shivratri 2018: Here are some interesting facts and quotes Maha Shivratri 2018: Here are some interesting facts and quotes

1. "A man becomes Mahadev only when he fights for good."
--The Secret of the Nagas

2. "Don't turn blue all over now."
--The Immortals of Meluha

3. "There are many realities. There are many versions of what may appear
obvious. Whatever appears as the unshakeable truth, its exact opposite
may also be true in another context. After all, one's reality is but
perception, viewed through various prisms of context."
--The Immortals of Meluha

4. "Creation and destruction are the two ends of the same moment. And everything between the creation and the next destruction is the journey of life."
--The Oath of the Vayuputras

Maha Shivratri 2018: Here are some interesting facts and quotes Maha Shivratri 2018: Here are some interesting facts and quotes

5. "A person's ethics and character are not tested in good times. It is only in bad times that a person shows how steadfast he is to his dharma."
--The Immortals of Meluha

Wish your relatives and friends Happy Maha Shivratri 2018 with various Shiva ratri wishes. Devotees must know about the significance of Maha Shivratri before permorming the rituals which should be done with utmost care and devotion. The above quotes can be shared as Maha Shivratri 2018 Wishes, messages and Facebook Status.

Quotes Courtesy: goodreads.com

 

 

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