According to Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva is the creator of the whole universe. Lord Vishnu and Brahma also have their origin in Shiva. He is also known as Mahadev, the God of gods and many other names like Shankar, Neelkanth, Rudra, and Mahesh. During the churning of the ocean, Shankar Ji did world welfare by drinking the urn of poison. Due to keeping the poison in his throat, his throat became blue and he became popular as Neelkanth.
Lord Shiva is adorable to the deities as well as the demon. Due to his just nature, Lord Shiva, who takes care of all on this planet, is worshiped all over the world. By the way, there are lakhs of temples of Shiv all over the world, and devotees live in devotion. However, 12 Jyotirlingas have special significance. According to beliefs, whoever pronounces the name of 12 Jyotirlingas every day, gets Moksha.
According to Expert Astrologers, Monday is the most appropriate and fruitful day to worship Lord Shiva. Devotees celebrate the festival of Shivaratri every month. However, Mahashivaratri is celebrated as Mahaparva in the month of Falgun according to Hindu Calendar.
According to beliefs, on this day, Shiva was married to Mother Parvati and, created the preservation and destruction of the universe. Shiva Puja at Mahashivaratri should be done only during the auspicious period. In Hinduism, there is a tradition of worshiping four times on the night of Shivaratri.
This year in 2020, the auspicious time of worship on Mahashivaratri will start from 5.20 pm on 21st Feb, till 7.02 pm on February 22, Saturday. Worship time night will be from 6.41 pm in the evening, till 12.52 in the night. The next day, people will worship Lord Shiva in the temples in the morning.
According to Shivpuran, the fasting person should wear tilak of Bhasma on the forehead and Rudraksha mala on the neck. He/she should go to the shiv temple and worship Shiva and anoint with Bael leaves, honey, milk, curd, sugar and Ganges water. After that, they should take a pledge to pay respectfully.
Rudra is another name for Lord Shiva. Rudra means one who defeats all sufferings and destroys ghosts. Rudrabhishek is the best way to worship Shiva. If Rudrabhishek is done at the right time and according to the rules, then it can give you immense blessings of Mahadev. Rudrabhishek is done on Shivling only. By doing Rudrabhishek on different Shivlinga, different results also vary.
Devotees use different materials at the time of consecration. Let us know what different materials give results at the time of consecration:
Time has special importance in doing any religious work. Some goods constellations are also for Rudrabhishek.
This year in 2020, the auspicious time of worship on Mahashivaratri will start from 5.20 pm on 21st Feb, till 7.02 pm on February 22, Saturday. Worship time night will be from 6.41 pm in the evening, till 12.52 in the night.
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