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What is the importance of shivratri ???

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Asked by inquisitive, 09 Mar '13 06:53 pm
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Shivratri is celebrated a night before amavasya (full dark night) in the month of Phalgun (February March) in North India. As per traditional calendars followed in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra this is the Magh Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi. The significance of Shivaratri is closely associated with amavasya. Amavasya represents Kaliyuga. Lord Shiva appeared just before the beginning of Kaliyuga to rid the world of evil and ignorance, which is symbolically represented through Amavasya. Therefore Mahashivratri is celebrated to get rid of evil and ignorance.
On the Shivratri day, Lord Shiva is worshiped in a special form of Linga called Lingodabhavamurti or Jyotirlinga. It is a lingam in the form of fire which has neither a beginning nor an end. It must be noted here that linga only means sign. And it is merely an attempt to capture the formless.
Apart from this there are numerous legends and myths associated with Shivratri. An important myth is that Shivaratri is the ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 09 Mar '13 06:55 pm

 
  
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Indian women are taught to worship the Ling.
Answered by QnA Daroga, 09 Mar '13 06:54 pm

 
  
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A maiden girl can tell the importence of Shiva Raatri.....
Answered by ABDUS KHAN, 10 Mar '13 03:53 pm

 
  
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Shivratri is the time when Shiva takes a rest. Shiva rests for one 'prahar' (three hours) of the night. This 'prahar' is referred to as the Shivratri. When Deity Shiva takes rest, the function of 'Shivtattva' (Shiva Principle) ceases, i.e. Deity Shiva goes into a meditative state. Shiva's meditative state is the time when He is engrossed in His own spiritual practice. During that time, the 'Shivtattva' does not accept any tamogua (most base of the 3 elements in us - sattva, raja & tama) or any halahal (venom churned from the ocean) coming from the Universe. As a result, the ratio of halahal or the pressure of the negative energies increases. For protection from this pressure, things like 'bilva patra', white flowers, 'rudrksha' beads etc are offered to Deity Shiva. These things attract the 'Shivtattva' from the atmosphere, thus providing protection from the increasing effect of the negative energies. The Earth is a gross object. Gross objects have very low velocities i.e. they require ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 10 Mar '13 03:30 pm

 
  
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Shivratri is celebrated a night before amavasya (full dark night) in the month of Phalgun (February March) in North India. As per traditional calendars followed in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra this is the Magh Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi. The significance of Shivaratri is closely associated with amavasya. Amavasya represents Kaliyuga. Lord Shiva appeared just before the beginning of Kaliyuga to rid the world of evil and ignorance, which is symbolically represented through Amavasya. Therefore Mahashivratri is celebrated to get rid of evil and ignorance.

On the Shivratri day, Lord Shiva is worshiped in a special form of Linga called Lingodabhavamurti or Jyotirlinga. It is a lingam in the form of fire which has neither a beginning nor an end. It must be noted here that linga only means sign. And it is merely an attempt to capture the formless.
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Answered by anil garg, 10 Mar '13 01:41 am

 
  
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Lord Shiva appeared just before the beginning of Kaliyuga to rid the world of evil and ignorance, which is symbolically represented through Amavasya. Therefore Mahashivratri is celebrated to get rid of evil and ignorance.
Answered by anantharaman, 09 Mar '13 09:31 pm

 
  
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Associated wit Shiva
Answered by Alok Khatore, 09 Mar '13 07:04 pm

 
  
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Om namah shivay
Answered by snigam, 09 Mar '13 06:55 pm

 
  
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The significance of Shivaratri is closely associated with amavasya. Amavasya represents Kaliyuga. Lord Shiva appeared just before the beginning of Kaliyuga to rid the world of evil and ignorance, which is symbolically represented through Amavasya. Therefore Mahashivratri is celebrated to get rid of evil and ignorance.
Answered by Quest, 09 Mar '13 07:07 pm

 
  
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