Mahashivratri - 2018
Mahashivratri - 2018 (Tuesday, the 13th February)
Mahashivratri, the Great Night of lord Shiva, is a very significant and auspicious day for all devotees of Lord Shiva. Numerically the Year 2018 adds up to 11, which is then further reduced to the single number 2. This magical number carries the emotional energy of Soma (moon). Also we must remember that Lord Shiva is addressed as Somnath and Chandrashekhar, as well. Lord Shiva being synonymous with the Moon has been further strengthened, when he is addressed as ‘Soma, Surya and Agnilochana.’ The planetary moon is about relationships, emotions and the lucidity of the mind. Lord Shiva’s capacity to initiate the process of Regeneration and change is actually a pre-requisite for Existence of Mankind.
Mahashivratri is considered to be the most important festival that channelizes and retains all the positive energy sources, throughout the oncoming year. The aura and energy of Lord Shiva, is going to be felt very intently, by all the worshippers, irrespective of caste, creed, community, sects etc. We are all aware that Lord Shiva destroyed the demon ‘Tripurasura’ and danced the ‘Tandav’ (divine dance of destruction), while burning everything down to the ashes. This year will also mark unwanted negative forces falling away by the wayside, from our lives. With his consort Shakti (Parwati), dancing to regenerate the fresh Positive Forces, the cycle of change is completed so as to give unprecedented positive results. Shiva and Shakti were Soul Mates, completely complimenting each other, as if one was the reason for the other’s existence. Mahashivratri also marks the culmination of their wedding that implied a powerful union of all cosmic and divine forces, present in the Universe.
As ‘Ardhanarishwara’, Shiv-Shakti depicted equality and balance. As ‘Gaurishankar’, they depicted an unfathomable depth of love, despite having their own unique traits. ‘Rudralife’, wishes you the very best, this Mahashivratri. This year people would benifit from wearing the ‘Two- Mukhi Rudraksha’, the presiding deity of which, is ‘Ardhanarishwara’ or the ‘Gaurishankar Rudraksha’ of any ‘Mukhi’. Both the divine beads of this garland or ‘Mala’, controls the malefic effects of the planet moon. Wearing them or worshipping them ensures that relationships exist in an optimum state of balance, in order to ensure happiness and everlasting peace of mind.
Rudraksha beads have been manifested from Lord Shiva’s tears that fell down on the earth, as per our religious books, epics, Puranas, Upanishads, Vedas and the rest of the spiritual scriptures. Wearing a Rudraksha or worshipping it, is said to bring in as a harbinger of very auspiciously positive results of change in a human’s life. Rudraksha beads are considered to be the favourite of Lord Shiva. As per certain ‘Puranas’, the Rudraksha Beads were always found favourable by Goddess Parvati ,as she chose them as her favourite natural adornment or ornaments. So by wearing the Rudraksha Malas on Mahashivratri, the worshipper or devotee is understood to have pleased and solicited both the Gods, on this auspicious occasion. All the Hindu religious texts state, that the wearer of the Rudraksha is freed from all the previous sins and becomes purified due to the penance offered in the shape of the Rudraksha Mala. It is said that even ‘Untimely Death’ can be avoided and the present life can be led fearlessly, in order to attain and experience Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha, with all their objectives.
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