Mahashivratri Puja Vidhi ( What to do and what not to do on this Shivratri )
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Maha Shivaratri is a yearly celebration devoted to the Hindu god Shiva and is especially critical in the Shaivism convention of Hinduism. Not at all like most Hindu celebrations which are praised amid the day, the Maha Shivaratri is commended during the evening. Besides, dissimilar to most Hindu celebrations which incorporate articulation of social party, the Maha Shivaratri is a serious occasion eminent for its contemplative concentration, fasting, reflection on Shiva, self-review, social congruity and a throughout the night vigil at Shiva temples.
The festival incorporates keeping up a “jaagaran”, a throughout the night vigil and petitions, in light of the fact that Shaiva Hindus stamp this night as “defeating obscurity and numbness” in one’s life and the world through Shiva. Offerings of natural products, leaves, desserts and drain to Shiva are made, some play out throughout the day fasting with Vedic or Tantrik love of Shiva, and some perform reflective Yoga. In Shiva sanctuaries, “Om Namah Shivaya”, the sacrosanct mantra of Shiva, is droned as the day progressed.