Ujjain, considered to be the residing place of Lord Shiva encounters the most splendors and glorious celebration of His festival, Maha Shivratri where the devotees carry a large procession all over the city.
Maha Shivratri is a day associated with classic stories of Lord Shiva from the holy and sacred ‘Shiv Purana’. The majestic festival, Maha Shivratri 2017 Date is falling on 24th February, when all the Lord Shiva’s devotee will be seen keeping a fast starting from the sunrise till the sunset. Along with fasting, people also perform activities like yoga, chanting prayers, meditation and such other to please the Almighty.
There are various mythological stories associated with this day. Some folklore believes that the day is celebrated in remembrance of Lord Shiva bravery to save the mother Earth, while some say it is celebrated as Lord’s Shiva birthday. Despite these stories, there are numerous other legendary narratives.
Maha Shivratri Pooja is not like any other Pooja. It involves some rituals which should be fulfilled with complete devotion. Performing fast is an essential ritual where devotees get the power to eliminate the evils of Tamas and Rajas Guna. It also helps in controlling annoyance, desire and jealousy.
Maha Shivratri 2017 will fall on the 13th day of the month of Phalgun. An individual is greeted by the virtues like positivity, forgiveness, honesty and various other. Apart from the rituals, people also chant ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ to bless themselves with Shiva’s supremacy.