Mahashivarathri festival – ಮಹಾಶಿವರಾತ್ರಿ ಹಬ್ಬ

||Om Namaha Shivaaya…||

ತ್ರಿದಳಮ್ ತ್ರಿಗುಣಾಕಾರಮ್ ತ್ರಿನೇತ್ರಮ್ ಚ ತ್ರಿಯಾಯುಧಂ
ತ್ರಿಜನ್ಮ ಪಾಪ ಸಂಹಾರಂ ಎಕಬಿಲ್ವಮ್ ಶಿವಾರ್ಪಣಂ || ಶ್ರೀ||

 

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Today on the auspicious occasion of Shivaratri, May Lord Shiva bless you all with all good things in life and grant you peace,prosperity, enlightenment, happiness and good health!

Here’s phala-haara ಫಲಹಾರ or light food on occasion of Shivaratri – moongdal kosambari ಹೆಸರುಬೇಳೆ ಕೋಸಂಬರಿ , vegetable upma ತರಕಾರಿ ಉಪ್ಪಿಟ್ಟು..

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Pooja vidhaana::-

On Shiva raatri day, devotees get up early in the morning, take a head bath, perform pooja to the idol and photo of Lord Shiva — idol is bathed using water, milk, curd, honey , sugar (called as panchaamrutha), adorning with flowers, garlands, gejjevastras, dhoopa , deepa or lighting lamps, neivedya, aarati is performed , chant Shiva sahasranaama, offering neivedya which is usually fruits, coconut or any vegetarian food other than rice and dal.. It is said that fasting on this auspicious day, reduces taamasika and raajasika guNa (hyper behaviours of good or bad passions) in human beings and increases saatvika ಸಾತ್ವಿಕ ಗುಣ –goodness (calmness) nature. Be it whatsoever happiness man gets in materialistic world, it is definitely not in par with eternal bliss that he gets..!! 💐💐 🙂

Whole day and night of singing Lord’s names and devotional songs.. In all Lord Shiva temples, special poojas, 4 yaama poojas, homa, abhisheka, sevas , maharudrayaaga ಮಹಾರುದ್ರ ಯಜ್ಞ, devotional musical nights( whole night Vigil ಜಾಗರಣೆ) are seen ..

Happy Maha Shivaratri to all my dear readers… 🙂

Shankara shashidhara gaja charmaambara ….

 

 

 

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