Shivratri comes every month but Mahashivaratri comes once a year. The festival of Mahashivratri is celebrated on Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month. This time in the year 2023, this festival is on Saturday, 18 February. But do you know why Mahashivratri is celebrated, and what is the incident behind it In today’s article, I will tell you why Mahashivaratri is celebrated.
The importance of Mahashivratri is because it is the night of the union of Shiva and Shakti. Shiva devotees keep fast on this day and get the blessings of their deity. The program of Jalabhishek in the temples goes on throughout the day.
3 reasons to celebrate Mahashivaratri
It is told in Shivpuran that Lord Bholenath first appeared in the form of Shivling on the day of Mahashivaratri. It is said that on this day the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva was revealed. That day was Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month. For this reason, Mahashivratri is celebrated every year on Falgun Krishna Chaturdashi date.
According to mythology, the great meeting of Shiva and Shakti took place on the day of Mahashivaratri. Lord Shiva and Shakti were married to each other on the day of Mahashivaratri. Both of them left the recluse Shiva and entered the householder’s ashram. Because of this, Shiva processions are taken out at many places on the occasion of Mahashivratri. On this day the devotees of Shiva also get the marriage of Shiva Parvati done.
It is said that on the day of Mahashivaratri, twelve Jyotirlingas appeared all over the country. These 12 Jyotirlingas are Somnath Jyotirlinga, Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga, Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, Kedarnath Jyotirlinga, Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga, Vishwanath Jyotirlinga, Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga, Vaidyanath Jyotirlinga, Nageshwar Jyotirlinga, Rameshwar Jyotirlinga, and Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga. Mahashivaratri is also celebrated as a celebration of the appearance of these 12 Jyotirlingas and Lord Shiva is worshipped.
Happy Mahashivratri Wishe
Wishing a very Happy Sawan Shivratri to everyone. May Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are always there to bless you and show you the right path in life.”
“On the occasion of Sawan Shivratri, I wish that all your dreams come true and that Lord Shiva is always there to bestow you with his love. Happy Shivratri.”
“Warm greetings on the occasion of Shivratri to you. May you are blessed with everlasting happiness and success in life with the blessings of Lord Shiva.”
“Om Namah Shivay! Wishing a blessed and cheerful Shivratri to you my dear. May Lord Shiva is always there with you in this journey called life.”
“May lord Shiva shower his blessings on your entire family . May this festival remove all the evils in your life and keep your happy”
“Wishing a very Happy Shivratri to all my loved ones. May there is peace, happiness, good fortune and good health to empower you.”
May all your wishes come true and the blessings of God remain with you always. Wish you Mahashivratri.