Mahashivrati will be celebrated all across the world by Hindus on February 13, 2018. Devotees will fast and observe a night vigil on this day dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Mahashivratri is a significant festival which signifies the defeat of ignorance and darkness. Mahashivratri is celebrated in the Hindu month of Phalguna. Although, Shivratri comes in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar Mahashivratri comes once a year in February or March before the arrival of spring. Mahashivratri means the ‘the great night of Shiva’ and is the most important and pious day for followers of Lord Shiva. We’ve brought you a collection of the best bhajans and devotional songs dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati which will help you pray.
Mahashivratri is an ancient Hindu festival whose origin is not known. Unlike most Hindu festivals which are celebrated during the day, Mahashivratri is celebrated at night. Also, unlike most festivals where pomp and revelry are expressed Mahashivratri is a solemn festival which highlights introspectiveness, forgiveness, focus, fasting, meditation, self-study and social harmony. Mahashivratri commemorates three different stories – according to the first, on Mahashivratri Lord Shiva drank the poison Halahal to protect the world. Second, according to some Shaivism legends, this is the night when Lord Shiva performs the heavenly dance of creation, preservation, and destruction. The third and most popular story is that of Mahashivratri Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati got married hence Shiva and Shakti became one. Mahashivratri 2018: Best Wishes, Quotes, SMS, WhatsApp Forwards, Facebook Status and GIF Which You Can Send to Celebrate the Festival Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
Here are some of the best bhajans and songs dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati which would help you pray on Mahashivratri. Mahashivratri 2018: Importance, Puja Muhurat Timings, Mythology, And Celebrations Related to Festival of Lord Shiva
1.Shiv Tandav Stotram
Shiv Tandav Stotram is a very forceful mantra which is believed to have been composed by Ravana himself, who was a great Shiva devotee. It extols the virtues of Lord Shiva and has the capability to mesmerize anyone. Ravana was a great devotee of Lord Shiva and prided himself on his dedication to the God.
2.Karpur Gauram Karunavtaraum
Karpur Gauram Karunavtarum is an ancient Sanskrit Shloka related to Lord Shiva and is a popular aarti. It is found in Yajurveda. It talks about the image of Lord Shiva and the qualities that he espouses.
3.Jai Shiv Omkara
Jai Shiv Omkara is the popular aarti that is sung to worship Lord Shiva. This aarti extols the virtues of Lord Shiva and praises his actions and qualities and the love that he bestows on his devotees.
4.Jai Jai Girivar Raj Kishori
Jai Jai Girivar Raj Kishori is a bhajan that is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and according to Ramayana, Sita sang this song to appease Goddess Parvati so that she gets a husband of her choice.
5. Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotram
Namami Shamishana-nirvana rupam is also a popular stotra dedicated to Lord Shiva. It talks about how Lord Shiva is moksha personified and Veda incarnate and an all-pervading Lord. The hymn talks about how Lord Shiva is oblivious of greed and desire and is omnipresent and omniscient yet so down-to-earth and easy to please.
Shiv Chalisa is a devotional stotra dedicated to Lord Shiva and is adapted from Shiv Purana. It is recited daily by devotees or on Mahashivratri. It consists of 40 chaupais (verses).
Hopefully these bhajans and devotional songs will definitely help you pray to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati this Mahashivratri. These bhajans will help you focus your prayers and concentration to the almighty God and Goddess and will provide you relaxation and peace of mind.