When you add the word Maha with the word Shivaratri, it makes it bigger and better. The meaning of the word Maha can be considered to increase its usefulness by associating it with a word in Hindi. Many festivals are celebrated in our Hindu religion, but never the word Maha is added to the name of any festival. Only Shivaratri is the only festival beyond which the word Maha is invoked. Due to this, the festival of Mahashivaratri is considered very important in Hinduism. But do you know what is the difference between Shivaratri and Mahashivaratri, and why we celebrate it with so much pomp? So let’s know what Shivaratri and Mahashivratri mean-
Shivratri Meaning of :
For worshiping Lord Shiva, Monday and Pradosh day are considered best. At the same time, Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha of every month is called Shivaratri. This is also called Pradosh. It is also called Shivaratri which falls every month. When this Pradosh comes in the month of Shravan, it is considered to be very Shivaratri. Shivaratri, which falls on the Chaturdashi of Shravan month, is celebrated with pomp.
Mahashivratri Meaning of :
Shivaratri, which falls on the Krishna Chaturdashi of Phalgun month, is called Maha Shivaratri, which is celebrated with great joy and devotion. This Chaturdashi has special significance and legislation to worship Shiva. According to Shiv Puran, Chaturdashi of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month has been called Mahashivratri. This time Mahashivratri will be celebrated on 11 March. Shiva devotees keep fast on this day and get their blessings. Most people believe that Shiva and Parvati were married on Mahashivratri. But another story is told in the Shiva Purana, according to which there was a dispute between Lord Vishnu and Brahma at the time of creation, when Lord Bholenath took the form of a fire-pillar and came out to solve the dispute of both, then from the pillar Lord Shiva appeared. From that time, this day of Lord Shiva began to be celebrated as Maha Shivaratri.
Mahashivratri Happy auspiciousness of :
Mahashivaratri will be celebrated on Thursday, 11 March 2021. Prior to this, the time of the first hour will be from 11:00 am on March 11 to 09:29, while the second hour will be on 11 March, 9am, 29am to 12:31 pm, the third hour will be on 11 March, from 12am on 31 March. 03:32 will last for 32 minutes and the last stroke will be from 12:32 in the morning to 3.32 in the morning.
Mahashivratri Fruit of worship in:
It is said that on this day, all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled by worshiping with the law. Devotees fast on this day to bring happiness in married life, to get the desired life partner. It is also believed that Lord Shiva always maintains his grace on those devotees who observe this fast.
Mahashivratri Worship method :
It is believed that with the blessings of Mahadev, there is prosperity and prosperity in the houses. So on this day, wake up early in the morning and clean the place of worship after bathing, after this, give Mahadev a bath with panchamrit, then offer him three bell peppers, cannabis, dhatura, nutmeg, fruits, sweets, sweet paan, perfume, then sandalwood And offer Kheer.