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The great night of Shiva: Why should we not sleep on Mahashivratri


MARCH 11, 2021

Mahashivratri will be celebrated on March 11 this year.

Mahashivratri 2021: Mahashivratri is being celebrated with great enthusiasm today. Devotees are fasting and praising Lord Shiva to seek his blessings. Temples are decorated with flowers. Mahashivratri has both spiritual and scientific significance. Shiv Ratri means the 14th day of every month that is 1 day before Amavasya.

There are 12 to13 Shivratri in a year and amongst all of them, the one which appears in the month of Magha, called Mahashivratri is the most important and special.

Mahashivratri is also called the great night of Shiva as it marks the holy union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The day is considered to be extremely auspicious. To seek the blessings of Shiva one should remember the dos and don’ts of performing the rituals and one should not sleep on the mysterious and great night of mahashivratri. Here’s why.

Mahashivratri 2021: Why should we not sleep on the great night of Shiva

One who follows Shiva with full dedication must practise sadhana or meditation on the night of Mahashivratri to feel the sense of peace and calm within the self.

Here is why one should not sleep on Mahashivratri according to Sadhguru:

  • On Mahashivratri night there is a natural upsurge of energies within the human system.
  • This extravagant energy can only be made use of by those who have straight vertical spinal cords or spines.
  • Only humans have evolved to that level of the vertical spine.
  • Keeping the spine straight and vertical on mahashivratri night has immense benefits.
  • Staying awake throughout the night with a vertical spine posture may lead to benefits for not only those on religious paths like yogis etc but others as well.
  • Lord Shiva holds a 3rd eye which is the basis of all the realities. It is beyond the physical and provides a dimensional perception.
  • Mahashivratri facilitates your journey towards the opening up of your 3rd eye for a deeper dimensional perception within yourself and your surroundings.

Courtesy/Source: India Today / PTI