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Somnath Maha Shivaratri Festival

Somnath Maha Shivaratri Festival

The festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated as a sacred day of Lord Shiva on during the month of February or March.  Shivaratri celebrations in India are marked with devotion and religious dedication. Happiness is obvious on the faces of variant Lord Shiva devotees as they begin ready for the largest Lord Shiva festival in advance. On the festival of Maha Shivaratri, Shri Somnath Mandir was embellished with LED lights and ordinary flowers. Huge LED screen were place in the Somnath Mandir to availlive darshan, shiv puja, shringar to a lot of folks. Not just in Somnath Mandir but at alternative places LED screen were placed to avail live darshan of Somnath Shivalinga.

Ceremony worship of Shiva Linga is completed by temple priests every three hours at the some point of the day and night of Shivaratri festival. Scream of Aum Namah Shivaya and sound of temple bells create the atmosphere spiritual and pious. Shiv Purana says that perform Abhisheka of Shiv Linga with six completely different dravay’s  together with milk, honey, ghee, sugar, water and yoghurt whereas singing Sri Rudram, Chamakam and Dasa Shanthi satisfy Lord Shiva most. In accordance with the mythology, every dravya apply in the Abhisheka blessed a single quality -

  • Milk is for the blessing of purity and goodness.
  • Honey is for sweet speech.
  • Ghee is for victory.
  • Sugar is for happiness.
  • Yogurt is for prosperity and progeny.
  • Water is for purity.

On Maha Shivaratri numerous TV channels display live video of Somnath Mandir aarti and garbh griha the whole time. The religious procession was organized during which raas mandali and music performers were also present. Musical drama and lok dayro events are took place in the evening.