Jagran or Jagaran is the major aspect of Shivaratri Vrat. Jagran is awaking the whole day and night during Shivaratri. What is the significance and spiritual importance of Shivaratri Jagarana? As per the Shiva Puranam and Linga Puranam, ‘Lingodhbhavam, the emergence of Lord Shiva from the base like structure.
To watch the auspicious event in Hinduism, every Hindu should awake the whole night. Lingodhbhavam is performed at midnight or in the early morning on Shivaratri in every Shiva temple around the world. It is to note that Maha Shivratri 2016 date is March 7.
Devotees break Shivaratri Jagran, Shivaratri Upavasam and the whole Shivaratri Vrata in the morning on the day after Shivaratri. Shivaratri Upavas is broken in the evening on Shivratri day with taking ‘Khajur (dates) by chanting Shiva prayers.
Lingadhbhavam is a grand event visited by a large number of devotees in Dwadasha Jyothirlinga Temples. In Srishailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Srikalahasti Kalahasthishwara Swamy Temple, Vemulawada Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple, Kaleshwaram Shiva Temple, in all Pancharama Temples in Andhra Pradesh, Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Swamy Temple, Gokarnam Mahabaleshwara Temple, and other Shiva Temples in Karnataka, Rameshwaram Shiva Temple in Tamil Nadu the Lingodbhavam ritual attracts a large number of devotees.
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