Although Lord Shiva should always be anointed, but the day of Shivratri (March 01, Tuesday) is special. This day is considered especially dear to Lord Shiva. This is also mentioned in many texts.
On consecrating Lord Shiva, his grace always remains, wishes are fulfilled. According to the second paragraph of Dharmasindhu, if there is a desire for a particular fruit, then the special Shivalinga of the Lord should be worshipped. Know here what is the fruit of worshiping Shivling made of which metal.
1. One attains Satyalok (heaven) by anointing a Gold Shivling.
2. Anointing of pearls on Shivling destroys diseases.
3. Anointing on Shivalinga made of diamonds gives longevity.
4. By doing Abhishek on the Shivling of Pukhraj, wealth and Lakshmi are attained.
5. All the wishes of a human being are fulfilled by doing Abhishek on the Shivling of crystals.
6. By doing Abhishek on Sapphire Shivling, respect is attained.
7. By anointing the Shivling made of silver, the ancestors are liberated.
8. Anointing on the copper Shivling gives long life.
9. Enemies are destroyed by doing anointing on an iron Shivling.
10. Anointing on Shivling made of flour gives freedom from diseases.
11. All happiness is attained by doing Abhishek on Shivling made of butter.
12. By anointing jaggery on Shivling, food is obtained.
Kaal Sarp Dosh
The festival of Mahashivratri is celebrated on the Chaturdashi date of the Krishna Paksha of Falgun month. This time this festival is on Tuesday, March 01. According to astrology, people who have Kaal Sarp Dosh, if they do some special measures on this day, then they can get relief from the troubles caused by this defect.
There are mainly 12 types of Kaal Sarp Dosh, it can be determined only by looking at the birth chart. There are different remedies to get rid of each Kaal Sarp Dosh. If you know who has Kaal Sarp Dosh in your horoscope, then you can do remedies on Mahashivratri accordingly. The types of Kaal Sarp Dosh and their remedies are as follows-
- Anant Kaal Sarp Dosh
Wear one-faced, eight-faced or nine-faced Rudraksha on Shivaratri if there is eternal Kaal Sarp Dosh.
If the health is not good due to this defect, then on Mahashivratri, a coin made of ranghe (a metal) should be flown in the river.
2.Kulik Kalsarp Dosh
Donate a two-coloured blanket or warm clothes if there is a Kalsarp defect called Kulik.
Worship it by making a solid silver tablet and keep it with you.
- Vasuki Kaal Sarp Dosh
In case of Vasuki Kaal Sarp Dosh, keep some millet on the head while sleeping at night and feed it to the birds after getting up in the morning.
Wear three, eight or nine faced Rudraksha in red thread on Mahashivratri.
- Shankhpal Kaal Sarp Dosh
For the prevention of Shankhpal Kaal Sarp Dosh, flow 400 grams whole almonds in running water.
On Mahashivratri, anoint Shivling with milk.
- Padma Kalsarp Dosh
In case of Padma Kaal Sarp Dosh, recite Saraswati Chalisa daily for 40 days starting from Mahashivratri.
Donate yellow clothes to the needy and plant a Tulsi plant.
- Mahapadma Kaal Sarp Dosh
For the diagnosis of Mahapadma Kaalsarp Dosh, go to Hanuman temple and recite Sundarkand.
On Mahashivratri, give food and donations to the poor and helpless.
- Takshak Kaal Sarp Dosh
For the prevention of Takshak Kaalsarp Yoga, float 11 coconuts in running water.
Donate white clothes and rice.
- Karkotak Kalsarp Dosh
When Karkotak Kalsarp Yoga occurs, go to Batuk Bhairav’s temple and offer him curd and jaggery and worship him.
On Mahashivratri, float eight pieces of glass in the river.
- Shankhchud Kaal Sarp Dosh
- For the peace of Kalsarp Dosha named Shankhchud, keep barley near the head before sleeping on the night of Mahashivratri and feed it to the birds the next day.
Wear five-faced, eight-faced or nine-faced Rudraksha.
- Fatal Kaal Sarp Dosh
For the prevention of deadly Kaal Sarp, fill Gangajal in a brass vessel and keep it at your place of worship.
Wear four-faced, eight-faced and nine-faced Rudraksha in a green thread.
- Vishdhar Kaal Sarp Dosh
For the diagnosis of poisonous Kaal Sarp, take coconut equal to the number of family members and put their hands on each coconut and flow it in the flowing water.
On Mahashivratri, go to the temple of Lord Shiva and give donations and donations as much as you can.
- Sheshnag Kaal Sarp Dosh
In case of Sheshnag Kaal Sarp Dosh, tie some white and white flowers in a red cloth on the night before Mahashivratri and keep it by the head and then flow them in the river the next morning.
Donate milk and other white items to the poor on Mahashivratri.
It is written in Skanda Purana for the worship of half night that on Falgun Krishna Chaturdashi ‘Nishibhramanti Bhutani Saktayah Sholbhrid Yath’. Attasya Chaturdashya Satyam Tatpujanam Bhavet Om’ That is, during the night, ghosts, phantoms, demons, powers and Shiva himself roam around; Therefore, by worshiping him at that time, the sins of a person are removed. It is mentioned in Shiv Purana “Kalo Nishitho Vai Proktomadhyayamdvayam Nishi”.
Shiva worship adjective immediately Bhishtasiddhida And jyantva narah kurvanyathoktafal bhagbhavet” which means out of the four prahars of the night, the two prahars in the middle are called nishidha kaal. Especially the worship of Lord Shiva, done during that period, is supposed to give the desired result – knowing this, the person who does the work, gets the same result.
Lord Shiva is the lord of Chaturdashi Tithi. Therefore, in astrology, it has been called the ultimate benefactor. By the way, Shivratri comes in every month. But Falgun Krishna Chaturdashi is called Mahashivratri. It is said in Shivarahasya.
“Chaturdashya tu Krishnaya Phalgune Shivpujanam. Tamuposhya Pratyaten Vishyan Parivjayet. Shivratri vratam naam sarvapaappranashanam.
According to the Ishan Samhita in Shiva Purana, “Falgunkrishna Chaturdashyamadidevo Mahanishi. Shivlingatayodbhuta: kotisuryasamprabh: ” That is, on the night of Falgun Krishna Chaturdashi, Adidev Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a linga with the effect of crores of suns, hence it is considered as Mahashivratri.
According to the Vidyeshwar Samhita in Shiv Purana, on the day of Shivaratri, Lord Brahma and Vishnu worshiped Shiva first with other divine gifts, due to which Maheshwar was pleased and said that “Today is a great day. In this which I have been worshiped by you today, I am very pleased with you.
That is why this day will be most sacred and great-to-great. Today’s date will be known as ‘Mahashivratri’ and will be very dear to me. During this time, one who worships my linga (symbol of formless form devoid of formless – body – shape) Ver (deity symbolizing gross – formless form), he can also do the work of creation and upkeep of the male world. Listen to the description of the fruits of the one who worships me in the right way on Mahashivratri day and night, being fast and alive, according to his power, with a steadfastness.
All the fruits that one gets by worshiping me continuously for one year, only by worshiping me on Mahashivratri, one can get it immediately. Just as the rise of the full moon is an occasion for the rise of the sea, similarly this Mahashivratri date is the time for the growth of my religion. On this date there should be a happy celebration of my establishment etc.
According to Tithitattva, fasting on Mahashivratri has the primacy and prominence to please Shiva because Lord Shankar himself has said – “Neither bathen nor Vastren nor Dhupen nor Charchaya. Tushyami na and Pushpaairyatha Tatropvasatah. ‘I am not as pleased with bathing, nor clothes, nor incense, nor worship, nor flowers on that date, as much as by fasting.’
It is written in Skanda Purana, “Sagaro if Shushyet Ksheyet Himavanapi. Merumandar Shailascha Richailo Vindhya and Cha Chalantyete kadachidvai nischalam hi Shivavratam.” That is, ‘Even if the ocean dries up, the Himalayas also get destroyed, the temple, the Vindhyadi mountain also gets disturbed, but the fast of Shiva can never be fruitless.
It comes in ‘Skandapuran’ “Paratparam Nasti Shivaratri Paratparam | Na pujayati bhaktiyesam rudram tribhuvaneshwaram. Janturjanamsahreshu Bhramate Natra Sanshayah|| ‘Shivratri fast is paratpar (best), nothing is better than this. The living being who does not worship Tribhuvanapati Lord Mahadev with devotion on this night, must go on roaming in cycles of birth for thousands of years.
According to Brahmavaivarta Purana, eating food on Ekadashi incurs a sin and eating food on Shivratri, Ramnavami and Janmashtami incurs double sin. Therefore fasting on Mahashivratri is mandatory.