Maha Shivaratri poem is written in honour of Lord Shiva. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated in every year on the 13th night and 14th day of the month of Phalgun in the Hindu calendar. This falls mostly in the month of February and March. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated at night. Devotees of Lord Shiva visit temples in day times as well as at night. During this Maha Shivaratri the devotees fast in honour of Lord Shiva for his blessings. Let us enjoy a poem on this great religious occasion.
Meditating Shiva on Maha-Shivratri
|Also called||মহা শিৱৰাত্রি ( Assamese)
মহা শিবরাত্রি (Bengali)
महा शिबफुजा ( Bodo )
મહા શિવરાત્રી (Gujarati)
മഹാ ശിവരാത്രി (Malayalam)
महा शिवरात्रि (Marathi)
महा शिवरात्रि (Nepali)
ମହା ଶିବରାତ୍ରି (Odia)
ਮਹਾਂ ਸ਼ਿਵਰਾਤਰੀ (Punjabi)
महा शिवरात्रि (Sanskrit)
மகா சிவராத்திரி (Tamil)
మహా శివరాత్రి (Telugu)
|Observed by||Hindus in Bangladesh, Guyana, India, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Significance||self study, Night of marriage between Shiva and Parvati, yoga|
|Observances||Fasting, yoga, all night vigil, worship of Lingam|
|2019 date||4 March (Monday)|
|2020 date||21 February (Friday)|
Mahashivaratri means the grand night of Lord Shiva
Also known as Mahashivaratri or Shivaratri festival
Mahashivaratri festival marks the wedding day
Wedding of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati
Some legends say – on this auspicious day
Lord Shiva performed “TANDAVA”
The dance of primal creation, preservation and destruction.
As per the “Linga Purana”, it is stated
On Mahashivaratri, Lord Shiva manifested
Manifested himself in the form of “LINGA”
This day is extremely auspicious
All the incidents make it a Mahashivaratri
The grand night of Lord Shiva.
In the Hindu month of Falguna
On the moonless 14th night of the new moon
Which generally corresponds to month of March in English Calendar
This day devotees observe as Mahashivaratri
Observe fast throughout the day and night
Honour Lord Shiva with visits to Shiva temples
Do the ritual bath of Shiva Lingam
Bathe Lingas with milk, water, honey, belpatra, flowers etc.
To please the Lord Mahadeva for peace and prosperity
And dispel darkness and ignorance.
Let us all pray to the Almighty, Lord Mahadeva
Let us take his help and blessings for a better world
To create peace and prosperity for ourselves as well as for others
Oh! Almighty Mahadeva, oh! Lord Shiva
We are your children, help us to prosper
Bless us for new strength to inspire others
Help us to contribute to build new world order.