Maha Shivaratri or Shivaratri is a major festival of Hindus. It is also called Shiva Chaudas or Shiva Chaturdashi. The Chaturdashi of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month is celebrated as Shivaratri. Rudrabhishek has been considered very important on Mahashivaratri and by doing Rudrabhishek on this festival, all diseases and doshas are eliminated. Shivaratri comes every month but Phalgun Krishna Chaturdashi has been called Mahashivratri. According to astrological calculations, Sun God has also come in Uttarayan by this time and this time of season change is said to be very auspicious. Shivaratri means Shivaratri is the night that is closely related to Shivaattva. The popular night of Lord Shiva is called Shiva night. In the Ishaan Samhita of the Shiva Purana, it is told that on the night of Phalgun Krishna Chaturdashi, the god Adiva appeared in a linga form with the same effect as crores of suns – Phalgunakrishnachaturdshyamadidevo Mahanishi. Shivalingatyotbhut: Kotisuryasamabha: According to Shiva astrology, the moon is near the sun on the Falgun Krishna Chaturdashi date. Therefore, at the same time, the moon in the form of life has yoga union with the Sun. Therefore, by worshiping Shiva on this Chaturdashi, the organism gets the desired fruit. This is the importance of Shivaratri. The festival of Mahashivaratri is the festival of Mars of the divine incarnation of the divine Shiva. The night of incarnation in the form of his formless form is called Maha Shivaratri. By freeing us from the vices like Kama, anger, greed, fascination, Matsar etc., we provide divine happiness, peace and opulence.
First of 12 Jyotirlingas: According to Hindu mythology, Shivaji has worshiped twelve places revealing himself as Jyotirlinga. Shri Somnath is located in the first place in Saurashtra, Gujarat. Shiva devotees from all over the world come here to pay homage to the grand Shivling. But there are lesser known things about the Somnath temple of Gujarat, about which very few devotees know.
The last renovated Somnath temple in 1951 has been a symbol of the rise and fall of Hindus in India. The Muslim rulers tried to demolish the temple several times but the Somnath temple was rebuilt. The temple you are seeing today was rebuilt between 1947 and 1951 after independence. The President of India, Dr. It was inaugurated by Rajendra Prasad. It is believed that the gem of Somnath is hidden in the cavity of the lingam of Somnath. This gem is associated with Lord Krishna. It is believed that whoever touches it turns into gold. This gemstone is believed to have radioactive properties. The Shivalinga is believed to be so high above the ground due to the magnetic field of this gem.
The Somnath Temple is mentioned in the Ved Purana. Located on the west coast of Gujarat, this temple is also mentioned in Srimad Bhagwat, Skanda Purana, Shiva Purana, Rigveda. Somnath is a very big pilgrimage site for Hindus. Over the years, many Muslim kings have tried to demolish this temple, but each time the Hindu kings rebuilt it. The last time Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel visited the area was in November 1947 and he decided to renovate the temple. After Patel’s death, Kanhaiyalal Manekalal Munshi took over its restoration. According to historians, Somnath was a confluence of three rivers, Kapila, Deer and Saraswati in ancient times. It is believed that the moon god, who lost his luster due to a curse, reclaimed his form here by bathing in the Saraswati river.
According to the legend, Chandra Dev was happy that his curse was removed and a golden temple was built at Somnath. Later, Shiva devotee Ravana built a silver temple at Somnath. It is also mentioned that Lord Krishna, the Dwarkadhish, constructed this temple with sandalwood during his reign. A study of the ancient scriptures of India shows that Somnath Jyotirlinga was established and Pran Pratishtha was performed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha of Shravan month in the Treta Yuga. According to Swami Shri Gajanand Saraswatiji, president of the Srimad Adya Jagadguru Shankaracharya Vedic Research Institute, this temple was constructed about 7,99,25,105 years ago. Its reference is found in the Prabhas section of Skanda Purana. This temple has been a symbol of Hindu faith for thousands of years.
The flag on this temple is 37 feet long and the flag is changed three times a day. The construction of the Somnath temple you saw today began in 1950. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Jyotirlinga attended the installation ceremony. For Hindus, this temple is the most important.