Festival of Maha Shivaratri is the most essential Festival for the large number of devotees of Lord Shiva. The Festival has been agreed part of importance in Hindu mythology. It says that a devotee who performs true worship of Lord Shiva on the propitious day of Shivratri is exonerated of sins and accomplishes moksha.
Significance of Shivaratri in Hinduism:
Festival of Mahashivaratri has enormous importance in Hinduism. As indicated by holy sacred writings, ritual worship of Lord Shiva on Shivratri Festival that falls on the fourteenth day of the dim fortnight in the month of Phalgun satisfies Lord Shiva the most. This reality is said to have been announced by Lord Shiva himself, when his consort Parvati asked him as to which ritual performed by his devotees satisfies him the most.
Indeed, even till date, devotees of Lord Shiva play out the ritual worship of Shivratri with consideration and devotion. They observe day and night fast and give holy bath to Shiva Linga with nectar, milk, water and so forth. Hindus consider it extremely auspicious to worship Lord Shiva on a Shivaratri as it is trusted that worship of Lord Shiva with devotion and earnestness absolves a devotee’s worship of past sins. The devotee achieves the dwelling place Lord Shankar and lives there cheerfully. He is also freed from the cycle of birth and death and achieves moksha or salvation.
Significance of Shivaratri for Women:
Maha Shivratri Festival is additionally thought to be an extremely significant Festival by women. Married and unmarried women observe fast and perform Shiva Puja with earnestness to conciliate Goddess Parvati who is additionally viewed as “Gaura” – one who presents marital delight and long and prosperous Married life. Unmarried women also petition God for a spouse like Lord Shiva who is viewed as the perfect husband.