by JBM Global Teacher

As per the ancient sciences, divinity is energy and it is the pure energy when it burst forth in the form of big bang that creation happened. In its wake, all the celestial happenings and earthlings were created. Different religions have different interpretation and different Gods for the celebrations but one thing is for sure that “all that is created is destroyed and then recreated such as life and death and spiral of life continues and hence Shiva is called the destroyer and giver.” Maha-shivaratri, (Sanskrit: “Great Night of Shiva”) the most important festival of the year for devotees of the Hindu god Shiva. The 14th day of the dark half of each lunar month is specially sacred to Shiva, The preceding day the participant observes a fast and at night a vigil during which a special worship of the lingam (symbol of Shiva) is performed.


There are various interesting legends related to the festival of Maha Shivaratri. According to one of the most popular legends, Shivaratri marks the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Some believe that it was on the auspicious night of Shivaratri that Lord Shiva performed the ‘Tandava’, the dance of the primal creation, preservation, and destruction. Another popular Shivratri legend stated in Linga Purana states that it was on Shivaratri that Lord Shiva manifested himself in the form of a Linga. Hence the day is considered to be extremely auspicious by Shiva devotees and they celebrate it as “Mahashivaratri - the grand night of Shiva.” People observe a strict fast on this day. The Shiva Lingam is worshipped throughout the night by doing Rudrabhishekam and chanting "Om Namah Shivaya" continues. Offerings of bael leaves are made to the Lingam. Bael leaves are very sacred as, it is said, Lakshmi resides in them. Shiva - the word meaning auspicious - is one of the Hindu Trinity, comprising of Lord Brahma, the creator, Lord Vishnu, the preserver and Lord Shiva or Mahesh, the Destroyer and Re-Producer of life. He, who utters the names of Shiva during Shivratri, with perfect devotion and concentration, is freed from all sins.


And the onus of relating all ancient occasions to the source and interpreting them as best as possible lies on the best schools. On this pious occasion, students of pre-primary and best primary school of Noida Expressway were taken to see a huge idol of Lord Shiva and children offered the offerings of Bael/Berries and flowers. We all wish Mahashivratri to everyone to continue the dance of creation.

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