Shubh Maha Shivaratri

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  1. KS

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    Wishing u all a Shubh Maha Shivaratri..May the eternal one shower u with all his blessings !

    Har Har Mahadev.
     
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    Yeah, I Do this every year, Feel good..
     
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    DO what ? The Vrat ?
     
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    Maha Shiv Ratri ki Hardik Badhai
     
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    Wishing you all a very happy Shivratri too, friends! We in Tantrayana also respect Shiva.

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    What is He called in your religion ?
     
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    The Messiah :cool2:
     
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    may everyone get blessings :namaste:
     
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    Shubh Maha Shivaratri to everyone :)
     
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    Shivo Bhokta, Shiva Bhojya
    Shivo Karta, Shivah Karma
    Shivah Karanatmakah


    Translation:
    Shiva is the experiencer and the highest object of experience. Shiva is the goal of Sadhana. There is nothing apart from Shiva. There is nothing other than Shiva. Whatever there is, is Shiva. There is nothing, which is not Shiva. There is no place, which is not Shiva. There is no time, which is not Shiva. To be aware of this is to be aware of Shiva.


    May Shiv bless us (especially me) to overcome our weaknesses!
     
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    Devotees flock to Pashupatinath Temple (Nepal) on Maha Shivaratri

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    Kathmandu: An estimated 700,000 people, including 200,000 Indians flocked to the historic Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal to celebrate the Mahashivaratri festival.

    The pilgrims prayed and performed 'Aarti' at the temple considered to be one of the holiest among the Hindus.

    4,000 security personnel including Armed Police Force personnel were deployed as part of stepped up security measures in force at the premises for the occasion with the government declaring the day as a public holiday.

    People queued up at the temple from 3 am in the morning for worshipping Lord Shiva. Religious music, devotional songs, satsang, dance and lecture formed part of the Maha Shivaratri festival.

    The Pashupati Area Development Trust responsible for managing the temples affairs have also arranged free accommodation, food, water and medical facilities for hundreds of thousands of devotees.


    Devotees flock to Pashupatinath Temple on Maha Shivaratri
     
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    M.P. government celebrates Mahashivaratri enthusiastically

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    The Mahashivaratri celebrations witnessed enthusiastic participation from the Madhya Pradesh government with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan joining the celebrations with his wife and the Bhopal police giving a “grand guard of honour” to Lord Shiva during the celebrations here.

    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan himself joined the “shiva baraat” (marriage procession of Lord Shiva) along with his wife Sadhna Singh and lent a hand to pulling the rath (vehicle).

    The police gave a “guard of honour” to Lord Shiva as Mr. Chauhan set the ‘baraat’ procession moving by “pulling” the rath.

    Meanwhile, the issue of an ineffective police force's failure to ensure law and order will be the cornerstone of the opposition's strategy to take on the government during the budget session of the state legislature starting Tuesday.

    The Hindu : News / National : M.P. government celebrates Mahashivaratri enthusiastically 
     
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    Good to see atleast one state Govt celebrating Maha Shivarathri..:)
     
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    Maha shivaratri:31-ft Shiva Lingam unveiled in Valsad

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    A 31-feet 'Shiva lingam' made up of over 20 lakh rudraksha beads was unveiled at Kharvel village in Valsad district on the eve of Mahashivratri festival.

    Rudraksha beads are vertically lined using threads on a steel frame to construct the mammoth structure which has a base with a diameter of 16 ft.Building Shiv lingam is an initiative of one Batuk Vyas,a businessman from Dharampur taluka in South Gujarat and the workers collectively put 30,000 man hours to construct it in six months.

    Vyas claimed to have broken his own record of 25-feet rudraksha shiva lingam which was recorded in the Limca Book of
    Records (LBR) last year.

    "It all started with an 11 inch high rudraksha shiva lingam 13 year ago and today we have reached 31 ft which is big achievement for with blessing of Lord Shiva and people zeal," Vyas told .

    "This year we have built a 31 ft shiva lingam using over 20 lakh rudraksha beads. Last year, we had built rudraksha shiva lingam which was 25 ft tall and was recorded in the Limca book of records," he said.

    Vyas has been building such rudraksha shiva lingam since last 13 years.The structure was unveiled by Chief Income Tax Commissioner of Gujarat M D Kabra and Chairperson of Gujarat Women's Commission Lilaben Ankolia.

    "The idea behind creation of Shiva lingam made out of rudraksha is to offer a glimpse of innumerable divine properties of rudraksha to the people. My devotion to the rudraksha and it powers is the sole motive behind this creation," Vyas said.

    He further said that Dr Raj Ashok Shetty from the Limca Book of Records was also present to asses their claim for the record. The shiva lingam will be available for view by public till March 4.Rudraksha bead are obtained from a tree with botanical name Elaeocarpus Granitrus.

    Maha shivaratri:31-ft Shiva Lingam unveiled in Valsad
     
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    Aren't they supposed to be indifferent to religion or religious ceremonies?
     
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    Thousands throng Shillong's cave shrine on Mahashivratri

    SHILLONG: Known for its ancient cave-systems, some of which are among the longest in Asia, Meghalaya has a unique cave shrine of Lord Shiva, Mahadev Khola Dham. Like every year, this year too, devotees thronged the cave shrine since the wee hours on Maha Shivratri on Monday. Thousands of people from all sections of society also visited the annual Mahashivaratri Mela held at Mahadev Khola Dham.

    Located in Upper Shillong, Mahadev Khola Dham is the oldest temple in Shillong. It comprises several temples built inside a long cave system.

    To the right of the main cave are the temples of Bajrang Bali, Shiv Parivar, Saraswati Mata, Santoshi Mata, Surya Narayan, Baba Ramdeo Maharaj and Tulsi Mata. On the left are the temples of Gori Shankar Mahadev, Ganesh Durga, Sai Baba, Laxmi Narayan and Ram and Lasksham Parivar.

    There is a small opening in the cave that leads to another cave. A small statue of Lord Shiva guards the entrance. It is believed that the opening leads to the ancient Kamakhya temple atop the Nilachal Hills in Kamrup, Assam directly.

    Meanwhile, all temples in the city including the Laban Shiv Mandir and Matri Mandir, Polo, were also illuminated and they too attracted a large number of devotees.

    Reports of joyous celebration of Mahashivratri have also come in from other parts of the state. The auspicious day was observed amidst joy and religious fervour all over the state.

    To the right of the main cave are the temples of Bajrang Bali, Shiv Parivar, Saraswati Mata, Santoshi Mata, Surya Narayan, Baba Ramdeo Maharaj and Tulsi Mata. On the left are the temples of Gori Shankar Mahadev, Ganesh Durga, Sai Baba, Laxmi Narayan and Ram and Lasksham Parivar.

    There is a small opening in the cave that leads to another cave. A small statue of Lord Shiva guards the entrance. It is believed that the opening leads to the ancient Kamakhya temple atop the Nilachal Hills in Kamrup, Assam directly.

    Meanwhile, all temples in the city including the Laban Shiv Mandir and Matri Mandir, Polo, were also illuminated and they too attracted a large number of devotees.

    Reports of joyous celebration of Mahashivratri have also come in from other parts of the state. The auspicious day was observed amidst joy and religious fervour all over the state.

    To the right of the main cave are the temples of Bajrang Bali, Shiv Parivar, Saraswati Mata, Santoshi Mata, Surya Narayan, Baba Ramdeo Maharaj and Tulsi Mata. On the left are the temples of Gori Shankar Mahadev, Ganesh Durga, Sai Baba, Laxmi Narayan and Ram and Lasksham Parivar.

    There is a small opening in the cave that leads to another cave. A small statue of Lord Shiva guards the entrance. It is believed that the opening leads to the ancient Kamakhya temple atop the Nilachal Hills in Kamrup, Assam directly.

    Meanwhile, all temples in the city including the Laban Shiv Mandir and Matri Mandir, Polo, were also illuminated and they too attracted a large number of devotees. Reports of joyous celebration of Mahashivratri have also come in from other parts of the state. The auspicious day was observed amidst joy and religious fervour all over the state. To the right of the main cave are the temples of Bajrang Bali, Shiv Parivar, Saraswati Mata, Santoshi Mata, Surya Narayan, Baba Ramdeo Maharaj and Tulsi Mata. On the left are the temples of Gori Shankar Mahadev, Ganesh Durga, Sai Baba, Laxmi Narayan and Ram and Lasksham Parivar.

    There is a small opening in the cave that leads to another cave. A small statue of Lord Shiva guards the entrance. It is believed that the opening leads to the ancient Kamakhya temple atop the Nilachal Hills in Kamrup, Assam directly.

    Meanwhile, all temples in the city including the Laban Shiv Mandir and Matri Mandir, Polo, were also illuminated and they too attracted a large number of devotees.

    Reports of joyous celebration of Mahashivratri have also come in from other parts of the state. The auspicious day was observed amidst joy and religious fervour all over the state.

    Thousands throng Shillong's cave shrine on Mahashivratri - The Times of India
     
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    One lakh devotees at Odisha's Lingaraj temple

    Bhubaneswar: The 11th century Lingaraj temple here saw a crowd of more than a lakh early Monday, police said, as devotees across Odisha kept a fast and queued up to pray at temples dedicated to Hindu god Shiva on the festival of Shivratri.

    Long queues were observed in most temples in the early hours, a senior official of the state police headquarters at Cuttack, about 26 km from here, said.

    A two-kilometre queue had formed in front of the Lingaraj temple here by around 9 a.m., as devotees thronged to have a glance of the deity, police said.

    "We have installed several closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the temple premises to monitor visitors," assistant commissioner of police Pranadhan Mohapatra said.

    Besides, more than 200 policemen have been deployed at the temple to avoid any untoward incidents, he added.

    Nearly 50,000 devotees, including women, visited the Akhandalamani temple at Aradi in Bhadrak district. A large number of devotees also thronged the Loknath temple in Puri, the Huma temple in Sambalpur and Vedvyas temple in Sundergarh district.

    According to the Hindu calendar, Shivratri is celebrated a day or two before the new moon in the month of Phalgun (February-March).

    In Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva, one of the holy trinity along with Vishnu and Brahma, is known to have married Parvati on this day.

    On this occasion, devotees keep daylong fasts and offer prayers at Shiva temples. Hymns in praise of Shiva are chanted. Many unmarried girls also fast and pray in the hope of getting a good husband.

    One lakh devotees at Odisha`s Lingaraj temple
     
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    Are they ?

    Try Govt sponsored Iftar parties :)
     
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    Ah! You are such a secularists! :D

    Yes that too!
     

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