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Mahashivaratri in Om Ashram 2015


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Every year at the time of the second dark moon, the auspicious occasion of Maha Shiva Ratri or the 'Great Night of Lord Shiva' is celebrated.

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This year this occasion fell on 17th of February. In Om Ashram we celebrated the event in Shree Deveshvar Mahadev Temple with with a pandit who led the whole ceremony. Four abhishekas with panch amrit (five nectars, namely: water, honey, milk, yogurt and ghee) were done. Abhisheka is a ritual bathing of the Shiva Linga while reciting Vedic mantras.

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About the significance of Shivaratri and its ceremonies it is written in Shiva Purana:


विचार्य सर्वशास्त्राणि धर्माश्र्चैवाप्यनेकश: ।

शिवरात्रिव्रतमिदं सर्वोत्कृष्टं प्रकीर्तितम् ॥

VICĀRYA SARVA-ŚĀSTRĀṆI DHARMĀŚCAIVĀPYANĒKAŚAḤ |

ŚIVARĀTRI-VRATAM-IDAM SARVŌTKṚṢṬAM PRAKĪRTITAM ||


After study of the Sastras and other religious scriptures, the Shivaratri ceremony has been declared as the best.

 

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