The Supreme Consciousness and controller of the Third-eye, Lord Shiva is worshipped with great reverence on the auspicious day of Shiv Ratri, meaning the ‘Night of Lord Shiva’. The occasion of honouring Lord Shiva is celebrated during the day & night on Shiv Ratri.
Lord Shiva is soul of the universe, the Supreme Lord who creates, protects and transforms the universe.
The Hindu religion believes that the entire cosmic’s functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified as a triad of deities called Trideva or Trimūrti. This Trinity comprises of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer.
Divine Mother is Goddess, or Devi, is considered to be Supreme and is said to be the energy and creative power (Shakti) for each of the deities. Divine Mother Parvati being the complementary partner of Lord Shiva.
Shiva has three eyes, the third eye bestowing inward vision with the capability of burning destruction when focused outward. He hence connotes “liberation, final emancipation”.
SIGNIFICANCE OF SHIV RATRI
Shiv Ratri is the auspicious day when the cosmic energies lift immensely through the powers and graces of Lord Shiva. The planetary position in the universe evokes the spiritual energies very easily so this day comes as a big opportunity for a transformation to connect to your true intellect by overcoming attachments. It is the death of emotional attachment that frees your mind from its shackles and allows you to connect to your soul’s truth. Your soul connection is your connection to your intellectual abilities.
Celebrated mostly during Spring time in February-March, marking the end of winter and beginning of summer, Shiv Ratri signifies dispelling of ignorance and emanating the light of true knowledge and intellect. It holds the energies of renewal.
Rising of the vibrational frequency in the cosmic sphere leads to the destruction of darkness to open the light. Owing to the special planetary conjunction, this day is considered especially auspicious and beneficial for spiritual aspirants who are eager to lift their vibrational frequencies.
Devotees observe fast (no food or water) through the day, offer flowers, fruits and many other things to honour the energies of Lord Shiva. Through the night of Shiv Ratri special prayer ceremony is conducted to commemorate the time when Lord Shiva “saved the world from ignorance,” which is symbolised by darkness.
Chanting hymns and mantra in praise of Lord Shiva is the focus. The main chant to honour Lord Shiva is “Om Namah Shivaya” pronounced as “Om” “Na-Mah” “Shi-Vaa-Ya”.
CELEBRATIONS & HONORING
Our beloved Sarva Loka Maa Her Holiness Sri Sri Sri 1008 Guruji Poonamji grants us yet another exceptional grace and opportunity to celebrate the occasion of Shiv Ratri with great enthusiasm and devotion.
It is a brilliant opportunity to pray to Lord Shiva and seek his divine blessings to pull us all out of darkness and show us the Light.
Guruji is the physical representation and our conduit of Lord Shiva’s divine energies. It is our blessing to have this opportunity to connect to the energy of Lord Shiva and our true intellect.
The Divine Bliss family welcomes everyone to join this extraordinary energised and synergised occasion to Open the Light Within and experience synergy with your own soul.
This year Shiv Ratri will be celebrated on Thursday, 11th March 2021.