Maha Shivratri 2020: The festival of Maha Shivaratri has special significance in Hinduism. This year, the festival of Mahashivaratri is on 21 February 2020 day Friday. This time, due to the formation of Sarvarthasiddhi Yoga on Maha Shivaratri, its importance has increased further. There are 12 Shivaratri in the 12 months of the Hindu calendar, but there is a big difference between Mahashivratri and Shivaratri. The biggest question is why Mahashivratri is celebrated? Let us know the answers to these questions.
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Why do You Celebrate Maha Shivaratri?
According to mythological and religious beliefs, the festival of Mahashivaratri is celebrated for three reasons, in which the marriage of Shiva-Parvati is most prevalent. For this reason, Shiva processions are also taken out at night in many places on Mahashivaratri. Maha Shivaratri is celebrated for three reasons:
Mata Parvati and Lord Shiva were married on the Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month. This date is celebrated as a celebration of the Mahamilan of Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati. It is more important than the marriage of Shiva-Parvati on Mahashivaratri. It is said that on this day he is pleased to worship Lord Shiva soon. There is also a belief that by observing the fast of Mahashivratri, the obstacles coming into the marriage are removed, the marriage happens soon.Maha Shivratri 2020.
Difference Between Shivaratri and Mahashivaratri
The Chaturdashi date of the Krishna Paksha of each month of the Hindu calendar is called Shivaratri, it is popularly known as the monthly Shivaratri. The Chaturdashi date of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month is known as Mahashivratri. According to mythological beliefs, on this day only at midnight Lord Shiva descended from the formless Brahm in the form of the form of Rudra i.e. Rudra, hence this date is called Maha Shivaratri. Lord Shiva is specially worshiped on this day.