March 09 2021

Maha Shivaratri

mahashivaratri- hindu festival

Importants of Maha Shivaratri in UK:

Maha Shivaratri in uk is one of the most important hindu festival which is celebrated every year in dignity of Lord Shiva. This festival is a sign of love. On this day Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati got married. That’s why it is a celebration of their sacred union. This is an ancient Hindu festival whose origin date is unknown.  According to hindu calendar and hindu priest’s point of view , Maha Shivaratri  comes  on Chaturdashi Tithi during Krishna Paksha in the month of Magha.

Lord Shiva has many different names like Lord Shivaji,Lord Bholenath,  Lord Sankar etc. Lord shiva is Naïve with his nature. He is god of gods called mahadev .

 One more belief is that when the Gods and demons churned the ocean together to obtain nectar that lay in its depths, a pot of poison came out.The  Lord Shiva consumed this poison, saving both the Gods and humankind. The poison lodged in the Lord’s throat, turning him blue. To honor the savior of the world, Shivratri is celebrated.

another belief is that as Goddess Ganga descended from heaven in full force, Lord Shiva caught her in his matted hairs, and released her on to Earth as several streams.

We can get more knowledge of Maha Shivaratri in uk with the help of hindu priest.

What To Do On Maha Shivaratri :

People celebrate this festival with great joy and happiness. Some People do Hindu Puja of lord shiva in temples with the help of good hindu pandit. Hindu priest pay an important role in this type of festival. They perform special hindu puja on this day and  Anoint with water and milk.  Hindu pandit Ketulbhai also perform that type of lord Shiva puja on this special day. The Shivalinga is a significant representation of the unformed  Lord Shiva. Worshipping the Shivalinga includes offering  leaves of the bel tree called Bel Patra to it. Offering ‘Bel Patra’ represents offering three aspects of your being – rajas tamas and sattva. Rajas is the aspect of you that is responsible for activity, Tamas  the aspect of you that brings inertia. And sattva is the aspect of you that brings positivity, peace, and creativity. These three aspects affect your mind, thinking and actions which done every moment. Surrendering the three to the Divine brings peace and freedom. We can get more information regarding this with the help of hindu priest. Some Indian priest  read shiva puran on Monday.  People have several different different believes of this special day. Some people do meditation with shiv mantra whole day , do prayer of lord shiva and keep fast on this day. Some people visit one of the Shiva temples or go on pilgrimage to Jyotirlingams. It is a great festival in Hinduism, and this festival is a remembrance of “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in life and the world. It is also charity, forgiveness, and the discovery of  Lord Shiva.

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Ketul Joshi Maharaj on 12/03/2014 in presence of James Brokenshire MP (Minister of Immigration) and Bob Blackman MP (Harrow). NCGO,(UK) Mahendra Singh Jadeja in Recognition of your outstanding Contribution to Indian Community in The United Kingdom