What is Mahashivaratri, Why is Shivratri celebrated, Importance of Shivaratri

In the Puranas many stories and legends explain the origin and significance of the festival Maha Shivaratri.

As per one legend, during the period of churning the ocean by the gods and the demons, a pot of poison (Kaal koot) emerged from the ocean. This sudden incident terrified the dev ganas and asura ganas as the poison was capable of creating mahapralaya (deluge), which can destroy the entire universe.

To save themselves and the universe they went to Lord Shiva for help. For the worlds safer existence and the survival of living beings, Shiva drank the ‘Kaal koot visha (terrible poison). But, instead of swallowing he kept it in his throat. Keeping the deadly poison in his throat made Shivas throat turn blue. Because of this great miracle Shiva is also called Neelakanta, the one who has blue throat. To rememorise the event of Shiva protecting the world with his miraculous act, we celebrate Maha Shivrathri.

Maha Shivaratri Puja Vidhi Video

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10 Comments

  1. Daya says:

    MAHADEVA IS MY BEST FRIEND

  2. Sashang says:

    why sawan shivratri is celebrated in august 2013

  3. Sanobar says:

    On mahashivratri how to do puja for conciving child

  4. Saunak says:

    what is the significance of mahashivratri in hindi

  5. Bisaj says:

    what is the importance of mahashivratri in hindi

  6. Vikunth says:

    what is the old story of celebrating maha shivaratri in language telugu

  7. Vainavin says:

    mahashivratri what to do for delay in marriage

  8. Vartika says:

    What to est on Day shiv ratri 2013

  9. Rajesh Dhiman says:

    Jai BHOOLE NATH
    Nilkanth mahdev ki jai ho
    Shiushakti ki jai ho
    its very nice story.
    I will agery with this story.
    I know evrything is true.
    Har Har Mahadev , jaikara veer bajrangi.

  10. vamtantra mahashivratri puja says:

    Some of the reasons behind performing this puja are – Delay in marriage, for love marriage(getting desired partner), Happy Married Life , Infertility (Problem in conceiving a baby), for good sexual life, harmony between couple etc