Mahashivratri, known as the 'Great Shiva Night,' holds immense significance for many, with individuals often observing a fast on this auspicious day to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. As the much anticipated pooja timings approach, we present you with the curated auspicious times for worshipping Lord Shiva to usher happiness and prosperity into your life:

Why is Mahashivratri Celebrated?

Mahashivratri’s origin is traced back to various Puranic texts, including Skanda, Linga, and Padma Puranas. It commemorates the wedding anniversary of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. In the Shaivism tradition, it signifies Shiva's celestial dance of creation, preservation, and destruction. For spiritual seekers, it holds profound significance, while families celebrate it as Shiva's wedding anniversary.

Those with worldly ambitions view it as the day Shiva conquered adversaries. Ascetics perceive it as the night Shiva became one with Mount Kailash, achieving stillness after eons of meditation. Legends also narrate Shiva's act of ingesting poison during Samudra Manthana, holding it around his neck to protect gods and humanity, marking the initiation of Mahashivratri celebrations.

Most Powerful Mantras to Chant:

Dedicate this mantra to Lord Shiva, chanting it 108 times daily for purification and divine blessings.
Chanting this mantra ensures the fulfillment of wishes and blessings from Lord Shiva.
The powerful Shiva Gayatri Mantra provides peace of mind and invokes the grace of Lord Shiva.

Don’t forget to invoke divine blessings of Lord Shiva with sacred mantras during the sacred observances …

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