Puja Samagri for Maha Shivratri
Maha Shivratri is an auspicious Hindu festival which is celebrated with utmost zeal in reverence of Lord Shiva. The word Maha Shivratri in Sanskrit means the great night of Lord Shiva and it is celebrated annually. The festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated for one day and one night. According to the Vedas, during the Maha Shivrati, the planets are positioned in the most favourable position which results in generating universal spiritual energy. Thus, conducting the Maha Shivratri Puja during this period benefits an individual immensely. It is believed that all the prayers which are done with a pure heart and good intensions are answered on this auspicious night. This year the Maha Shivratri will fall on the 11th March, 2021.
The Maha Shivratri 2021 muhurata for Puja:
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins: 02:39 PM on Mar 11, 2021
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends: 03:02 PM on Mar 12, 2021
Nishita Kaal Puja Time = 12:24 AM to 01:12 AM, Mar 12
First Prahar Puja Time (Night): 06:41 PM to 09:46 PM
Second Prahar Puja Time (Night): 09:46 PM to 12:52 AM
Third Prahar Puja Time (Night): 12:52 AM to 03:58 AM, Mar 12
Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time: 03:58 AM to 07:03 AM, Mar 12
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Spiritual significance of Shivlingam Abhishek:
The holy union of Soul with the Conscious is symbolized through Shiva Linga. Conducting Abhishek makes one get closer to the Supreme and helps the devotee to realize the inner true Guru which is the Self. The ritual of Abhishek benefits the devotee abundantly. It cleanses all negativities, vrittis, definitions, limiting beliefs, and illusions of the devotee. The worshipper realizes his union with the Paramatma and thus gets closer to the Self. The root cause of all the sufferings is caused due to the separation of the Atma from the Paramatma. Every item of the Rudra Abhishek carries a deep meaning and significance.
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Significance of Puja:
Puja (Prayer) is a medium that helps us to connect with the Supreme. There are specific rituals and an order in which a puja needs to be performed. Every puja samagri or offerings that are used in the puja ceremony hold immense significance and carries a vibe and energy with it. No vidhi (ritual) in a Puja ceremony can be completed if any of the Puja samagri are missing. Hence, it is very important to make use of authentic, superior quality and fine samagri for Puja. Each of the Puja offerings holds immense significance. Given below is the list of Puja offerings along with its significance:
Honey is an organic antioxidant which has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It also contains natural glucose and carbohydrates that are essential for a health and which increases vitality. Thus, honey is offered to get a good and healthy life
Bhasma denotes detachment. It detaches an individual from the material world and thus helps one to recognise the True Self
The fragrance of Sandalwood signifies purity, righteousness and morality. Thus, application of Sandalwood paste on Shiv Linga is believed to lead the devotee on a righteous path and fill his life with divine fragrance.
Ghee signifies victory. It is believed that Ghee helps one to attain moksha, and brings us closer to our inner self
Gingelly Oil wards off negativity and evil spirits. Offering this oil is believed to liberate an individual from all the sufferings and problems he/she has been facing for over a period of time. Gingelly Oil is also known to eliminate bad karmas of the past.
The holy water Gangajal purifies our body and washes away all the sins hence Gangajal is offered to Lord Shiva
The Datura fruit is the favourite of Lord Shiva. This fruit is said to absorb all the negativity. Hence devotees offer Datura fruit to Lord Shiva in order to ward off all negativity from their life.
Bel Patra or Bilva leaves
Bel Patra or Bilva leaves denotes surrendering of the three Gunas namely Sattva, Rajas and Tamas
Theertha Abhishek Powder
Theertha powder is blend of natural and fragrant herbs. Bathing Shivalingam with this powder helps create a positive atmosphere with its divine fragrance thus signifying cleansing of one’s vices and limitations.
Elaichi Cardamom Mala
Cardamom symbolizes the Yoni base of Shivalingam which represents Goddess Shakti, the feminine creative power. Offering Cardamom mala to Shivalingam helps bring happiness, materialistic pleasures and helps fulfill desires.
Clove Laung mala
Clove signifies the divine blessings of Lord Shiva. Offering clove to Shivalingam is believed to eliminate sufferings of a person and help cure serious ailments and illness.
Vetiver Khus Khus mala
The sweet fragrance of Khus (Vetiver) represents prosperity and love. Khus mala when sprinkled with water and offered to Shivalingam, it emits a divine and relaxing fragrance which inspires harmony, grounding and calmness.
Coconut is believed to purify all the senses. Hence coconut is offered in order to purify the senses, body and mind.
Yogurt is offered to Shiv Linga and it is believed that offering curd to Lord Shiva appeases Him and He in turn blesses His devotees with prosperity and progeny.
Sugar is offered to Shiv Linga as it is believed to fill the life of the devotee with sweetness and happiness.
Bhang is a favourite drink of Lord Shiva. Offering Bhang pleases Lord Shiva
Milk is offered to Lord Shiva during the Rudra Abhishek on Maha Shivratri. Milk is believed to be pure hence; milk is poured on the Shiv Linga. Holy bathing or offering milk to Shiv Linga is an act that denotes purification of soul.
The above mentioned Samagri plays a pivotal role in conducting the Maha Shivratri puja. Lord Shiva also known as Bholenath blesses His devotees abundantly and graces them with a peaceful, happy, protected and successful life. The puja samagri used in the Maha Shivratri puja help spread positive vibrations and attract the principles of Lord Shiva. A true devotee of Lord Shiva is believed to attain salvation and enlightenment on this sacred night.