Along with Maha Shivaratri, devotees dedicated another grand festival to the mighty Lord Shiva- “Masik Shivaratri”. Justifying the name “Masik Shivaratri” (Masik= Monthly, Shivaratri= Night of Shiva), the festival falls on Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of each month, according to Hinduism.
Masik Shivaratri Rituals:
Shiva puja (worshiping Shiva) is indeed a dense devotion to perform. As Lord Shiva has an uncountable dedicated fan-base, the followers observe fasting on Masik Shivaratri strongly, known as Masik Shivaratri Vrat, only to get rid of negative feelings such as- fury, lust, grief, greed, jealousy, or pride.
Once you start performing Masik Shivaratri rituals, you must continue this for the entire year following the custom. The observance includes staying awake all night and perform Shiva linga Puja at midnight. Offering milk, bilva leaves, Bilva fruit, and Dhatura is mandatory during Shiva devotion.
Shiva devotees believe, by fasting on Masik Shivaratri, they will conquer all hurdles in life. Eventually, unmarried ladies also think to get an ideal partner and attain a blissful married life.
Importance of Masik Shivratri:
However, the significance of Masik Shivaratri is considerable. Masik Shivaratri is indeed an auspicious and powerful day that can change one’s life by making it better. Chant “Om Namah Shivay” – the Shiva mantra on Masik Shivaratri festival, it will help you to break the worldly attachments.
Want liberation, salvation, and freedom from misfortunes? Shiva is your answer to all questions and the key to your desired door. Worship Shiva with genuine devotion and live a healthy and prosperous life.
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