Mahshivaratri Vrata (for the eradication of sins and getting blessings of Lord Shiva)

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Mahshivaratri Vrata (for the eradication of sins and getting blessings of Lord Shiva)

Kashmiri Pandits celebrate Mahashivaratri continuously for 16 days, The auspicious ceremony of the marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati is celebrated for 4 days. This fast is matchless in its power of eradicating all types of sins. This fast was observed by Lord Rama, Ravana, Sita, Parvati and also Laxmi. The sprinkling ceremony of Parad Shivlinga on this day yields unlimited auspicious results. Taking bath in Ganges on this day is considered very auspicious. Bilwapatras should be offered to Lord Shiva. Eating Jujube (Ber) on this day is also considered equally auspicious.

Method This fast is observed on the Krishna Chaturdashi of the month of Phalgun. Actually the night of Trayodashi Tithi is Mhashivaratri. On Trayodashi one should have food only once and on Chaturdashi one should not have food. After having your bath on the day of Chaturdashi one should perform Shodashopchar Puja of Lord Ganesha, Parvati and Nandi. Offering of mangoes to Lord Shiva along with Dhatura flowers, Bilwapatras, Durva, Kaner, Maulsiri and basil leaves is auspicious. Whatever is offered on Shivlinga should not be accepted back in the form of oblation. An idol of Shaligram should be placed near the idol of Lord Shiva. After the completion of Puja food and gifts should be offered to Brahmins. One should chant Bhajans in the 'light. Different types of Abhishekas can be preformed for sorting out different types of problems. Read Shivratri Vrata Katha also,



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