Skip Navigation Links
astroYogi: Rituals and ceremonies for Mahashivratri 2017


astroYogi: Rituals and ceremonies for Mahashivratri 2017

Maha Shivratri is considered to be one of the most auspicious days to worship and please Lord Shiva. Disciples of the Mahadev are all poised to celebrate the Maha Shivratri 2017, on the 24th of February. It is believed that worshiping Lord Shiva on this auspicious day helps to purge oneself from all the sins and revive one’s, soul. According to our expert astrologers ‘Chaturdashi’, which is the ideal time for Shivratri Puja starts at 21:38 on February 24th and lasts till 21:20 on February 25th.

Prayer ceremonies

Shiv Linga is an iconic representation of the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. Shiv Linga is bathed with milk, curd, honey, ghee, and water. Then the idol is worshiped with the leaves of Bel tree, betel leaves, flowers and fruits like Datura and Jujube. After which the Shiv Linga is coated with sandal and then worshiped with incense sticks and ghee lamps. The ‘Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra’ is chanted on this auspicious Pooja ceremonies to seek blessings of the lord. A night vigil spent worshiping Lord Shiva and chanting slokas and mantras would be an ideal way of culminating Shivratri Pooja.

Food and Fasting:

Many devotees keep fast on this day till midnight and start their day with the worship of Lord Shiva. Post rituals the other crucial thing is the procedure of fasting where you can have saatvik food like sabudana khichdi, bhang, thandai for dinner. Wearing a rudraksha mala is considered to be very auspicious as rudraksha beads are supposed to have been originated from the tears of Lord Shiva.

The relevance of Maha Shivratri:

 Maha Shivratrivis celebrated more like a festival with feasting and fairs hosted in different cities. The worshipping of Lord Shiva helps in attaining liberation from all past sins and awakens spirituality. The significance of this festival is associated with the revival of creative spirit and the whole notion behind creation, destruction, and maintenance that are an intricate part of our lives. It helps in strengthening the body, mind, and soul guiding us towards enlightenment and happiness. This day marks the union of Shiva and Shakti, the Goddess of energy.

Our expert astrologers could tell you more about Shivratri pooja and rituals, click here.

Traditionally Yours,

Team astroYogi.com



More

Virat Kohli And Anushka Sharma- Astrological Compatibility

Virat Kohli And An...

The ‘Virushka` romantic alliance has been one of the most talked of relationships in Tinseltown and everyone is waiting with bated breath to see if it culminates in ...

Read more
The Gujrat Election 2017- Astrological Analysis By Astroyogi

The Gujrat Electio...

The much anticipated Gujrat election is not far now. The election result would reflect the BJP government`s acceptance among the public. The first phase of election ...

Read more
Mercury Retrogression In December And It`s Impact on You

Mercury Retrogress...

According to Vedic legends, Mercury is the offspring of Jupiter and Moon; hence it has the characteristics of both of these planets. Mercury is the key planet which ...

Read more
The Truth behind Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Padmavati

The Truth behind S...

Bollywood has a huge following amongst the masses, and with its wide reach and acceptance, a movie could convey a message or even influence a social change. Maybe be...

Read more
Your Monthly Tarot Forecast For December 2017

Your Monthly Tarot...

Celebrity tarot reader Mita Bhan unfolds Tarot Readings for the month of December 2017. Read on to find out what is in store for your sign this month. Enjoy your rea...

Read more