Maha Shivaratri Traditions
Shivaratri Celebrations in our country gets seen with great joy and enthusiasm. An extensive number of Lord Shiva devotees prepare the best for celebrating this festival. The preparation of this festival gets started a week ago. Celebrations of Shivaratri began with the break of the first light on the Shivratri day and continue with all however the night. Devotees visit temples and spend the whole with lots affection for Lord Shiva. Various worshippers take part in the Jaagran. People wake early in the morning, take bath with the Ganga water and visit the temples to give honour to Lord Shiva. In this article we are going to provide you the complete process of Maha Shivaratri Celebration. Most of the people celebrate this festival in temples and lots of holy places like Haridwar and Rishikesh. To know all the further details, continue reading.
Shivaratri Celebration in Various Temples
On this auspicious day, devotees firstly take ritual bath. Most of the people take bath from the sacred water – Ganga River. People visit Lord Shiva temple carrying the traditional Pooja items like milk, fruits, incense stick, water, bel leaves and oil lamp etc. As it is one of the most important festivals and during the occasion most of the people sell the Pooja Item as these things gets sold in large number. In the greater and more famous Shiva sanctuaries there is huge hurry of fans. Long lines can be perceived as lovers, generally ladies, and hold up for their turn to perform puja. Since, showering of Shiva Linga with milk is a piece of the Shivaratri Puja convention; little waterways are shaped because of the unreasonably flooding drain and tree grown foods in the Shiva sanctuaries on this day.ritual love of Shiva Linga is carried out by sanctuary clerics like clockwork all during the time and night of Shivaratri Festival. Yells of ‘Shivaji ki Jai’, droning of the mantra, ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ and ringing of sanctuary chimes make the climate religious and reverential. Nightlong vigil on Shivratri or the Jaagran is praised by singing of reverential songs and melodies in love of Lord Shiva. Furthermore, it is just in the accompanying morning that the lovers break their quick by expending prasad offered to the Lord.
Shivaratri Celebrations by Women
During this occasion, women of Hindu religion clean their houses very nicely and decorate it with lots of happiness. With the decoration, they too make loads of food items. Women perform puja with great devotion. As we all know that Goddess Parvati relates to the ′suhag′ of women. For an Indian woman a suhag of her is very important so it is also a reason to celebrate this occasion. Women celebrate Maha Shivaratri in order to wish the good health and long life of her husbands
Tradition of Drinking Thandai and Eating Bhaang Pakode
Celebrating the Maha Shivaratri includes the tradition of having Thandai and Bhaang Pakode. Since Lord Shiva is regarded as a disciplined god, Maha Shivratri is very popular with the simple tradition which includes Thandai. People happily drink the Thandai, which gets made with the mixture of bhang, almonds, and milk. This Thandai is like a prasaad of by Lord Shiva.