HAR HAR MAHADEV
Shivratri : A festival of celebrating spritiual aura and Power of Lord shiva. The name means “the night of Shiva”. The ceremonies take place chiefly at night. This is a festival observed in honor of Lord 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.Shiva – the word meaning auspicious – is one of the Hindu festive.
What delighted Shiva the most ?
Lord Shiva Favorite drink – “Bhang”
It is said that only Goddess Parvati was able to control the anger, angst and anxiousness of Lord Shiva. And in her absence, the herb, Cannabis, created by her could only hold Lord Shiva. So you can also haveIf taken in proper quantity and under medical guidance, Bhang is capable of treating depression or any chemical imbalance caused in Brain.Grind Bhang leaves into fine paste and then apply the paste onto wound or chapped skin. Bhang provides instant coolness to the skin, hence is believed to be a perfect option when treating sunburn.
BAEL: RITUALS OF SHIVRATRI
Bael Fruit relief from constipation, indigestion, peptic ulcer, piles, respiratory problems, diarrhea, and dysentery.It also boosts the immune system, fights off bacterial and viral infections, reduces inflammation and various inflammatory conditions, prevent cancer.Boil a cup of water, add the scooped out unripe pulp and boil for a few minutes till it softens, strain and drink it warm. This decoction is very good for treating diarrhea
BAIR ( JUJUBE ) :
Jujube can satisfy your nutritional needs and fill you up, which will prevent you from snacking in between meals.Strengthens immune system, improves liver function. Also enhances your stamina.
Beal Patri :
Bael is rich source of Vitamin C So, Belpatra again comes into the action in curing scurvy, and have antimicrobial activity.Even Belpatra is used to control cholesterol levels in one’s body, and is also known to treat heart diseases.
Bhang Thandai Recipe
How to make bhang thandai :•Take a pan and add 1/2 litre of water and sugar to it. Let it saok for 2 hours.•Now in a separate bowl soak all the other dry ingredients in 2 cups of water for minimum 2 hours. After 2 hours grind these soaked ingredients into a fine paste.•Mix remaining water to the paste and strain it using a strong muslin strainer to extract the liquid into a vessel until the residue becomes dry.•Now to this strained mixture add milk and sugar syrup.•Add the cardamom powder in the milk.•Keep it for chilling in the fridge for 2 -3 hours before serving.•Serve it cold with some chopped almonds.
On this auspicious occasion my the blessings of Shiva Shanker be with all of you. May his glorious divine and merciful attributes remind us of our own abilities and strive to lift ourselves to heights.
Happy Shiva Ratri :)