Deciphering the info and data about the Vasant Panchami and the Maha Shivratri Puja

Deciphering the info and data about the Vasant Panchami and the Maha Shivratri Puja

There are large number of Gods and Goddesses in the Hindu tradition. Thus, more number of deities results in far more count of festivals and puja. India is a country where every festival is celebrated with utmost happiness and enjoyment. These festivities represent the pre occurred events in the Hindu mythology. Every festival has a different significance as compared to the other. Hindus culture is such that there are so many pujas and rituals to follow. According to the religious belief of Hindu people, the good always wins over the bad. This can be visualized by the way the supernatural being as in the culture wise worshipped deities might have defeated the evil. Here are some exemplified traditions and festivals that the Hindus follow.

Let us begin by talking about the auspicious Vasant Panchami Pujan

Being an auspicious culture, the Vasant Panchami is considered to be the 5th day of Magh month as per the Hindu Calendar. Vasant as the name suggests, means spring.Therefore, it symbolizes the spring season. As Hindu culture has its own subdivisions, different regions in India have its own significance of each day. For Eastern Indians and Nepalese, this day is considered to be the day when Goddess Saraswati is worshipped. Goddess Saraswati symbolizes learning, wisdom, knowledge, arts, science and every form of enlightenment. The worship of Goddess Saraswati on Vasant Panchami is popular everywhere. This same day is considered to be a festival when Kites are flown, by the Punjab region people.In the southern region of India, this festival is not that much significant, despite of being mentioned in their corresponding Calendar. According to Hindu literary, the festival of Holi is held 40 days post Vasant Panchami.The date of the Vasant Panchami changes every year as it is according to the Hindu calendar where the day signifies 5th of the Magh month. However, the Vasant Panchami Puja 2017 is supposed to be held on 1stFebruary.It was held on 12th February on 2016.

Let’s talk about the facts of the Maha Shivratri Puja that we should know:

On this day, the devotees observe fast and visit the temples early in the morning. Then they worship the Shiva Linga, first by pouring milk, water and various other offerings like Dhatura, Bilva leaves and Bilva fruit. Moreover, Lord Shiva is worshipped on this propitious day. Lord Shiva, is considered to be the provider of wealth and the abolisher of miseries from a person’s life.MahaShivratri is called the Great night of the shiva when various rituals are followed in the honor of the great God. It is believed that if one prays solemnly to Lord Shiva on this particular day, then he blesses the person to attain Moksha after his/her death. Some people keep full day fast on this day whereas some prefer to keep one meal a day in the evening time. Maha Shivratri Puja 2017 is supposed to be held on 24th March as per the Hindu calendar.

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Jan, 03 2017 01:34 pm