Mahashivratri will be celebrated with amazing enthusiasm. To obtain Lord Shiva’s blessings, devotees worship him. Flowers are used for decoration of temples. Mahashivratri has spiritual as well as scientific importance. Shiv Ratri is celebrated on the 14th of every month, one day before Amavasya.

There are 12 to 13 Shivratris in a year, with the one in the month of Magha, known as Mahashivratri, being the most significant and special. Mahashivratri is also known as the Great Night of Shiva because it celebrates Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati’s sacred marriage.

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

According to Sadhguru, the following are the reasons why one should not sleep on Mahashivratri:

  • The human system experiences a natural rush of energy on Mahashivratri night.
  • This extravagant energy is only available to persons with straight vertical spinal cords or spines.
  • Only humans have reached that amount of vertical spine evolution.
  • On Mahashivratri night, keeping the spine straight and upright offers several advantages.
  • Staying up all night with a vertical spine position may assist not only people on religious paths, such as yogis, but also others.
  • Lord Shiva possesses a third eye, which serves as the foundation for all things. It exists outside of the physical realm and offers dimensional perception.
  • Mahashivratri helps you on your journey to open your third eye and get a greater dimensional awareness of yourself and your surroundings.

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