Lord Shiva and Shivratri: Lord Shiva represents the aspect of the Supreme Being (Brahman of the Upanishads). He is the God who owns the continuous process of creation, preservation, dissolution, and recreation of the universe. He continuously dissolves and then recreates the universe in this cyclic process. Lord Shiva is the third member of the “Tridev” or Trimurty or Hindu Trinity. The other two Gods are Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu. On the auspicious night of Shivratri Lord Shiva is worshipped by his devotees every year.
A continuous battle between good and evil is happening in this universe. The creation manages to sustain itself by a delicate balance between the opposing forces of good and evil. When this balance is disturbed because of this disturbance and sustenance of life becomes impossible, Lord Shiva has to dissolve the universe for the creation of the next cycle. This helps the unliberated souls to have another opportunity to liberate themselves from bondage with the physical world. Thus, Lord Shiva presents himself as a saviour to protect the souls from pain and suffering caused by a dysfunctional universe.
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On this auspicious night of Shivratri, the devotees of Lord Shiva worship their God by chanting powerful mantras. On this day devotees also share wishes in the form of text and image messages along with mantras. Let’s find some image-based wishes now on this page.
ॐ नमः शिवाय । Om Namah Shivaya – This is a very powerful mantra of Lord Shiva.
Meaning of this mantra: ‘I bow to Lord Shiva. Shiva is the supreme reality, the inner Self. It is the name given to consciousness that dwells in all.’
The benefit of chanting this mantra: Proper recitation of this Mantra rejuvenates and bestows one with health, wealth, long life, peace, prosperity, and contentment.
Shiva has many benevolent and fearsome depictions. In benevolent aspects, he is depicted as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash, as well as a householder with wife Parvati and his two children, Ganesha and Kartikeya.
In his fierce aspects, he is often depicted as slaying demons. Lord Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation, and arts. Shiva is known by several names – Mahadeva, Pashupati, Bhairava, Vishwanath, Bhole Nath, Shambhu and Shankar.
Shiva is the cosmic dancer and also known as Nataraja, the Lord of Dancers. Hindus recognize Lord Shiva by putting His shrine in the temple separate from those of other deities in the form of Shivling. Chanting of Shiva mantra on Chaturdashi is considered very effective and auspicious. Regular chanting of the Shiva mantra attracts success and prosperity in all walks of life.
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