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What is the concept/ back ground of celebrating Shiv Rathri?

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Asked by hitler, 20 Feb '12 06:23 pm
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May be because Lord Shiva got married to Devi Parvathi on this day.
Answered by deepa, 20 Feb '12 06:29 pm

 
  
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According to a legend, Parvati performed tapas, prayed and meditated on this day to ward off any evil that might befall her husband on the moonless night. Since then, Mahashivaratri is believed to be an auspicious occasion for women to pray for the well-being of their husbands and sons. An unmarried woman prays for a husband like Shiva, who is considered to be the ideal husband.[1] Another legend of the day is that Shiva and Shakti married each other.
There is one more legend associated with Samudra Manthan, a process in which the asuras and the gods joined hands to churn out amrut(necter) from the depths of the ocean, using a mountain and a snake as a rope. Among many things that came out, a pot of poison came out of the ocean and on the request of gods, Lord Shiva drank the poison. The poison was so potent that it changed the color of His neck to blue. For this reason, Lord Shiva is also called Neelkanth.
Answered by Pradipta pati, 20 Feb '12 06:46 pm

 
  
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