Importance of Mahashivratri, science behind celebrating it, attributes of Lord Shiva and what chant should be chanted so that we avail maximum benefit on Mahashivratri.
A pindi contains two types of pure particles (pavitrakas) from both - the ahat sound (that produced by the falling of water onto its surface) and the anahat (subtle) sound.
Divine Energy is not distinct from Shiva but is present in Him. Her external active form is sometimes gross or subtle and at other times manifest or unmanifest. The cycle of the universe is maintained by Her subtle or magnified form.
In the Shaiva doctrine pashu, pash and pati are considered the three basic classes (trivarga). These also form the basis of the Pashupat doctrine.
The svayambhu pindis possess tremendous amount of energy. Hence it is situated below the ground level.
The three horizontal stripes of ash on the forehead of Lord Shankar represent three memories. Ash projects the desires of a person.
Shiva is believed to assume two states - the superconscious state (samadhi) and the tandav or lasya dance. The former refers to the unmanifest (nirgun) and the latter to the manifest (sagun).
Adorning a rudraksha mala when performing ritualistic worship is ideal. Especially followers of the Nath and Vam sects and Kapaliks use rudrakshas.
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