One of the biggest Hindu Festivals, Maha Shivratri, is here. For 2015, the 'auspicious' occasion dedicated to Lord Shiva will be marked on 17 February.
It is said that on the 13th night or the 14th day of the month of Phagun (spring) in Hindu calander, when the moon occurs, is the favourite time to worship Lord Shiva as told by the lord himself to Goddess Parvati, his consort. Hence, the day was established to be his day of worship and therefore the name Maha Shivratri came in being.
The day, which is often considered to be the occasion to celebrate the divine marriage between Lord Shiva and Parvati, is the right time to delve into the origin and history of Hinduism. It also honours the day Lord Shiva chose to be called NeelKanth (the blue-throated) after consuming the poison that was released when the great Samudra Manthan (churning of the sea) took place, which the scriptures describe as Gods' and Demons' quest to obtain the nectar of immortality.
In observance of the Maha Shivratri 2015, IBTimes India has rounded up the following quotes, sayings, messages and wishes both in English and Hindi to be sent as greetings, SMS or WhatsApp messages for the day, courtesy to various websites such as 123 New Year, Greeting Cards, Happy Mahasivratri, and others.
Quotes, Sayings, Messages and Wishes in English
- May the glory Of Shiva Shankar uplift your soul and banish all your troubles. Happy Maha Shivratri.
- May the glory of the divine Shiva, remind us of our capabilities, and help us attain success. Jai Shiva Shankar.
- May Lord Shiva shower upon you all his choices blessings on this Maha Shivratri, Jai Shiva Shankar.
- May all the difficulties in your life be banished by Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, Jai Shiva Shankar.
- May all your wishes be granted by Lord Shiva and may you always be in his special favours. Happy Maha Shivratri.
- May Lord Shiva shower his
benign blessings on
you and your family.
May happiness and peace
surround you with his eternal
love and strength.
- · Happy Shivratri to all. Bhagwan Bholenath,
I pray to you for all the people in this world.
Please give everyone happiness,
peace and lots of smiles.
This is my prayer for today.
Om Namah Shivaaye!!
- Mahashivratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the 'Tandava' and it is also believed that Lord Shiva was married to Parvati.
Let's celebrate this auspicious day with special prayers to Lord Shiva and offer water, milk, yogurt, honey and bel leaves to have a successful life.
- "Om Namah Shivaya"
Let's spend the night of Shivratri by chanting the name of Lord Shiva and seek His divine blessings!
Happy Maha Shivratri
Wishes and Messages in Hindi
- Shivratri Ke Is Pawan Parv Par, Safalta Ka Damru Sada, Aapke Upar Bajta Rehe. Happy Maha Shivratri 2015!!
- Jai Ho Bhole Jai Ho Bhandhari Shiv Ki Leela Hai Nayaari Teri Mohini Moorat Baba Lagti Hai Sabko Pyari Pyari Happy Shivratri To All!
- Shiv ka bani rahe aap per chaya
Palat de jo apki kismat ki kaya
Mile aapko wo sab is apni zindagi mein
Jo kabhi kisi ne bhi na paya
- Bhole ki leela mein mujhe doob jane do
Shiv ke charno mein shish jhukane do
Aaj hai shivratri mere bhole baba ka din
Aaj ke din mujhe bhole ke geet gane do
- Sara Jahan Hai Jiski Sharan Me,
Naman Hai Us Shiv Ke Charan Me,
Bane Us Shiv Ke Charano Ki Dhool,
Aao Mil Kar Chadhaye Hum Shraddha Ke Phool.
- Jta se nikle gangadhar
Haatho me liye Damru
Shrishti k jo hain palanhar
Aaj hai Shiv ji ka tyohaar
- Shiv ki shakti,shiv ki bhakti, Khushi ki bahar mile, Shivratri ke pavan avsar Par aapko zindgi ki ek nayi Achhi shuruaat mile. Happy Shivratri