Shivaraatrou Shivam Yajet :
On the day of Shivaraatri one should surely accomplish the worship of Lord Shiva.
Lord Sadaashhiva is the Lord of all deities due to whose grace the entire universe exists. Lord Shiva is also called Aughad-daani i.e. one who bestows his grace on the Sadhaks and instils into them fearlessness and power. Lord Shiva is a deity who lives with his family. He is worshipped along with his entire family. Included in this divine family are Mother Parvati, Lord Ganesh, Kaartikeya and Nandi , the bull.
Worship of Lord Shiva is accomplished by the family man for comforts and prosperity in family life, by unmarried young girls for early marriage, by old and infirm for perfect health, by those under some threat for fearlessness and by Yogis and Sanyaasis for spiritual success of the highest order. In other words everyone worships Lord Shiva for fulfilment of respective wishes.
There is none who accomplishes Sadhana of Lord Shiva and whose wishes are not fulfilled. Lord Shiva remains ever eager to bestow boons on his devotees. This is why even Gods, Gandharvas, spirits and Apsaras worship him.
Mahaashivaraatri is a special day on which Lord Shiva is worshipped. The first Shivaling originated in the night of Shivaraatri. It was also in this night that Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati. This is why the day is also called Shiv Gouri Divas. It is festival of joy. Every person, young or old, man or woman, Yogi or family man should worship Lord Shiva on this day. Lord Shiva is easily pleased even by an offering of a tumbler of water. But more delightful is the worship of the Lord according to the process prescribed by scriptures.
This year Mahaashivaraatri is on 21 February, Wednesday. Every 13th day of both fortnights of the lunar month is also a special day for worshipping Lord Shiva. Monday too is the favourite day of the Lord. One should keep ready sweets, water, milk, curd, sugar, ghee, Panchaamrit (mixture of water, milk, curd, sugar, ghee), sandalwood paste & Bel leaves etc. for the worship. For Sadhana on this day one should have a Siddhi Pradayak Shivaling, Ekadash Rudra Ratna, Paarvati Kriyamaann, Aananad Saafalya and Siddheshwar Rudraksh rosary.
In the night of Shivaraatri try this Sadhana with the whole family. Place the Shivaling in a large plate. In other plate place Paarvati Kriyamaann along with Aanand Saafalya. All around them place the 11 Rudra Ratnas which represent the Ekadash Rudras or the 11 forms of Lord Shiva. Offer vermilion, rice grains, saffron and Panchaamrit on the articles. Make a mark of sandalwood paste and saffron on the Shivaling. First of all propitiate Lord Shiva by chanting the following Aavaahan Mantra -
Offer rice grains on Lord Shiva. Then place flowers under the Shivaling chanting -
Place sweets on a Bel leaf or flower petals and offer to the Lord chanting thus.
Offer sandalwood paste chanting thus.
Offer betel leaf chanting thus.
Offer some money chanting thus.
Offer some water chanting -
Offer flowers chanting thus.
Offer your prayers chanting thus.
Put some flowers, fragrance, Bel leaves in water and offer to the Lord. Also offer fruit chanting thus .
Take water in which milk has been mixed in a tumbler and pouring a thin stream on the Shivaling chant
for fifteen minutes. Those who know Rudra Ashtaadhyaayi can chant it.
Then pray to Lord Shiva thus.
After this sing the following Aarti
While singing Aarti of Lord Shiva, move lamp (placed in a plate) in vertical circles clockwise first near his holy feet four times, then near his navel two times, then near his face once and then over his entire form seven times. Thus total fourteen times move lamp thus. Then take water in a Shankh (conch shell) or copper tumbler and sprinkle it all around with a flower chanting thus.
After Aarti bow before the Lord. Offer flowers to Lord Shiva, Mother Parvati, Lord Ganesh, Kartikeya and seek their blessings. Next chant thus .
If Shiva Mantra is chanted throughout the night then it proves to be a very divine accomplishment. If this is done then early morning sing Guru Aarti and Shiva Aarti. Offer water offered on Shivaling in roots of a Peepal (fig) tree.
Let Shivaling and other articles remain in the worship place.
For fulfilment of various wishes the following mantras of Lord Shiva can be chanted.
These can be chanted while pouring a thin stream of water on the Shivaling.
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