New Delhi: As Shivratri 2020 is being celebrated all across the country and social media platforms are teeming with Shivratri greetings, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has his unique take on Shivratri. Also Read - Maha Shivratri 2020: Why Shivratri is Known as Herath in Jammu And Kashmir
Posting a photo of Lord Shiva which breaks down the significance of several body parts of Lord Shiva, the erudite Congress leader noted that ‘bhakts’ however will only see the Trishul. Also Read - Maha Shivratri 2020: Best Shivratri SMS in Hindi And English, WhatsApp & Facebook Messages to Send Greetings!
Going by the photo he shared, the Ganga, enmeshed in Shiva’s hair stands for the end of ignorance and the dawn of knowledge and peace. His matted hair symbolises the union of mind, body and spirit. His blue throat conveys the suppression of the evil etc. Also Read - Maha Shivratri 2020: Significance, Importance, Date, Puja Time, Fasting Time For The Festival of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Maha Shivratri and prayed that Lord Shiva blesses the countrymen with peace, prosperity and good fortune.
“On the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri, I wish the devout community around the world. On this occasion, when we illuminate our homes, we pray to Lord Shiva to bless us with wisdom and courage to overcome the flaws within,” Naidu said.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi hoped that the blessings of Baba Bholenath — as Lord Shiva is also popularly called — bring happiness, peace, prosperity and good fortune in the lives of all countrymen.
According to Hindu mythology, Shivratri is celebrated to mark the day when Lord Shiva saved the universe by drinking ‘kalakoodam’, a pot of poison that emerged from the ocean and kept it in his throat.