Certainly, Mahadev is the answer to your questions, being the infinite and unborn –
He is the Universe for Us! I’m sure we all have a question about why people do not sleep or Do “Jagran” on the night of Shivratri. In this article, you will come to know The answer to everything about Shivratri and the mysteries. So don’t miss out till the end. Har Har Mahadev! 🙂
Meaning of Shivaratri:
When we try separating the words Shiva and Ratri we get the meaning ” The night of Lord Shiva”. According to the beliefs, Shivaratri marks the night where Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva got married. Do you think it’s just this story?
History and The Story of Shivaratri:
We know The churning of the ocean for Amrit was done between the Devas and Asuras (Samudra Manthan) – While doing this, A harmful poison halahal
Lord Shiva was called upon by the gods for assistance. As a means of protecting the entire world from the evil effects, Shiva swallowed the entire poison but instead held it in his throat. In this way, his throat becomes blue and he is called Neelakantha. Due to Shiva’s actions, Shivratri is celebrated as an event that saved the world.
Lord Shiva wished to marry Goddess Paravati, an avatar of Shakti because he was impressed by her devotion. The goddess observed a fast for his long-term health after their marriage on a moonless night. This ritual is still practiced today for the long life of her husband by performing this ritual.
This shows the celestial union between Shiva and Parvati on this day!
Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati mark their anniversary on this day. Shiva saved the world from the pot of poison on this day as well. Moreover, this day marks the moment Brahma and Vishnu argued over their supremacy.
The Science behind why we should not sleep this day:
How Many of you know that spring starts on the occasion of Shivaratri? I’m sure you would. The winter solstice ends this day and The earth we see is not the same. Consequently, there is a change and The position of planets greatly influences us on this day.
The moon and sun are aligned in a way that it releases Vata. Hence, Vata is one of the constituents with Kapha and Pitta. Influencing on body movements, the way you position Your Body this Day is very important.
During the winter solstice, the position of the earth is slanted down, Whereas, this time the Earth’s position is changed and is pointed upwards gradually. There is a shift in position and a surge of energy vertically. So this natural increase of energy needs to travel throughout our body
Now, What happens if we sleep?
When the body needs to absorb the energy, the spine needs to be erect. So when we sleep, our body is in a horizontal position which could impact the body in a negative way! So it is important we don’t sleep on Shivaratri for spirituality, more than religion.
How to keep yourself awake?
Chanting Shiva mantras, doing Japa of shiva, meditating, listening to hymns, or spending time and having a sort of entertainment in the family will keep you awake. This auspicious day fills you with immense benefits, happiness, and good decision skills.
Have a Great Shivaratri, may the world be in peace
Till then let’s chant Om Namah Shivaay!