Shivaratri Pooja has been given tremendous significance in Hindu mythology. It is
said that ritual worship of Lord Shiva on a Shivaratri day pleases Lord Shiva the
most. Devotees further believe that by pleasing Lord Shankara on the auspicious
Shivaratri day, a person is absolved of past sins and is blessed with Moksha or
salvation. Besides, worship of Lord Shiva on Shivratri is also considered to be extremely beneficial
for women. While, married women pray to Shiva for the well being of their husbands
and sons, unmarried women pray for a husband like Shiva, who is considered to be
the ideal husband.
Merits of Shivaratri Puja
According to Shiva Purana, sincere worship of Lord Shiva yields merits including
spiritual growth for the devotees. It also provides extensive details on the right
way to perform Shivratri Puja.
- Milk is for the blessing of purity and piousness.
- Yogurt is for prosperity and progeny.
- Honey is for sweet speech.
- Ghee is for victory.
- Sugar is for happiness.
- Water is for purity.