Indian Culture & History

Shivaya Namaha!

महाशिवरात्रि की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं ||
Out of the twelve Shivratris that occur in the year, the 13/14th day of Hindu calendar month of Phalguna is considered as Mahashivratri. According to the yogis, on this day/night Lord Shiva drank the ‘halahal’ (poison) to protect the world from it.
According to some, this is the night when Shiva dances his Tandava (cosmic dance) that creates, maintains and destroys the heavenly worlds. While according to yet another legend, this is the night when Lord Shiva married his consort Goddess Paravati.
Whatever might be the significance of this day, it is celebrated with utmost devotion all over the country. The main aim being to connect with our true self with much contemplation, to connect and recognise with Shiva himself!
The essence of Lord Shiva throbs in Indian soil. Illustrated as the destroyer of evil, passionate lover, ferocious warrior and the Lord of the cosmic dance, Shiva is one of my favourite Indian deities.
I had previously written on Lord Shiva. Read it here: Om Namah Shivay!
I’m going to mediate tonight listening to Shiva Tandava Stotra, Maha Mrutunjaya Mantra and other Shiva stotras. How do you plan to connect with your inner Shiva on this great cosmic night?

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Hi, I'm a nature lover, a trekker and an ardent reader from Mumbai, India. After playing Lawyer for a time, I shifted to my passion and love – History! A 9 to 6 job as a Senior Executive: Research, Content Writer and Editor helps me earn by bread and butter which is ultimately spent on travel and food :)


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