Story of Loard Mahadev (Shivratri)

Mahashivaratri is a religious festival of Hindus, which is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Mahadev, the chief deity of Hinduism. The festival of Mahashivaratri is celebrated on Chaturdashi of Krishna’s side in the month of Falgun. On this day, lord shiva and people who have faith in Shiva keep fast and especially worship Lord Shiva.

Some beliefs related to Lord Shiva are prevalent regarding Mahashivaratri. It is believed that Lord Shankara incarnated in the form of Rudra of Brahma at midnight on this special day. There is also a belief that on the same day Lord Shiva opened his third eye by performing Tandava and ended the universe with the flame of this eye. Apart from this, in many places this day is also associated with the marriage of Lord Shiva and it is believed that Lord Shiva and mother Parvati were married on this holy day.

On the day of Mahashivaratri, Shiva is worshiped and anointed with various sacred objects and bills, Dhatura, Abir, Gulal, Ber, Umbi etc. are offered. Cannabis is very dear to Lord Shiva, so many people also offer cannabis to him. Falahar is performed in the evening after performing pujan by fasting throughout the day.

Dev Mahadev of Devas, Trinetra whose anger no one can stand before, such is Mahadev Shiva Shankar. Many festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm in Nepal and India. Such as Diwali, Janmashtami, Ganesh Utsav, Navratri and Mahashivaratri.

Mahashivaratri is very important. Pooja Archana of this day lasts from morning till evening. But Shivaratri is worshiped at night like a festival. Shiva + night means the night of Shiva ji, the day Shiva ji was born.

How did Shivratri get its name?

According to the Shiva Purana, Shiva is the lord of all the living creatures on earth. And human beings and animals do their work only according to the will of Shiva ji. As God wants us and as He makes us do, we ordinary human beings do the same.

According to Shiva Purana, Shiva stays on Kailash Prabat (Mount Kailash) for 6 months of the year and remains absorbed in penance and with him all the insects also close in their burrows. After 6 months Shiva ji leaves Mount Kailash and resides on the cremation ground on earth and the time of Shiva ji coming on earth is usually the thirteenth date of Krishna’s side of Falgun month.

These days are therefore known as Shivratri, because Shiva descends on earth.

Fasting (Bart) story of Mahashivaratri

According to Shiva Purana, there was a hunter in ancient times. Whose name was Chitrabhanu. Who made his living by killing birds and animals? He was indebted to a moneylender and was unable to repay the loan on time.

Angered by this, the moneylender took him prisoner. From Sayong that day was the day of Shivratri. The moneylender had worshiped at his house that day. The hunter began to listen intently to all the things related to worship and on the day of Chaturdarshi he also listened to the fasting story of Shivratri.

In the evening, the moneylender called him and talked to him about repaying the loan and the hunter left saying that he would repay the loan the next day. And then he went hunting according to his routine.

But he was very tired and hungry because of being a prisoner with the moneylender all day. He had gone far away from the forest in search of prey. When it got dark, he thought it was late at night and it was very difficult to return. So he thought he would have to spend the night in the forest.

He spent the night climbing a vine tree by the side of a pond in the forest and was waiting for the morning. There was also a Shivling under the same belpatra tree, which was covered with leaves.

The hunter was unaware of this. The twigs he broke while making the camp, accidentally fell on the Shivling. In this way, the hunter became hungry and thirsty all day and fasted and the billboards were also mounted on the Shivling.

One afternoon when the night passed, a pregnant deer came to the pond to drink water. As soon as the hunter shot an arrow at the bow, the deer said, O hunter, I am pregnant, I will do it soon. I will give birth to a child and soon I will be presented to you, then you kill me.

As soon as the hunter loosened his arrow to release him, some belpatri broke and climbed on the Shivling and his first noon pooja was completed. Shortly after, a deer came there.

The hunter was very happy and as soon as he shot the arrow to kill him, the deer said to him very politely that I have just retired from the season and I am a lustful virgin. I am wandering in search of my beloved. I will meet my husband and come to you soon.

The hunter’s mind went bad and this time too, as soon as he tried to put the arrow in the bow, some belptras again broke from the hunter’s hand and climbed on the Shivling and his second noon worship was also completed.

Just then a deer came out with her baby. This was a good opportunity for the hunter. He also took advantage of this and as soon as he raised the arrow to kill them, the deer said, O hunter, leave these children of mine with their father, after that you should kill me.

The hunter took pity on him and let the deer go. Disturbed by the lack of prey and hunger and thirst, the hunter broke the belptra and offered it on the Shivling. But he was unaware of this. Then a deer came there. The hunter thought that he would definitely hunt it.

Then the hunter was about to shoot an arrow when the deer said, if you kill the three deer that came before me and her cubs, kill me too, don’t leave me for a moment, because I am the husband of those deer and their Can’t live without.

The deer said if you have given them life, then for a few moments I will also come to meet them in life donation and I will be present near you soon. Fasting, night vigil and climbing Belpatra on Shivling unknowingly completed the worship of Shivratri with that hunter.

He also got the fruit of unintentional worship and his hard heart immediately became pure. Shortly after, when the deer’s family appeared there as per the truth, the hunter left them and gave up his life.

Unknowingly following the fast of Shivratri, the hunter got salvation and when the gods of the dead came to take his soul, the Sivaganas sent him back and took the hunter to Shivlok.

By the grace of Shiva ji, Raja Chitrabhanu was able to remember his previous birth in the next birth and knowing the importance of Shivratri, he started following it in this birth also. He spent his life in the worship of Shiva.

The way Shiva ji unknowingly accepted the worship of Chitrabhanu. In the same way Shiva ji also accepts our worship. Because Lord Shiva Shankar is also known as Bholenath who is pleased quickly. Those who show their grace on all the poor of Shivratri.

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