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Mahashivratri 2024: Benefits of Chanting Om Namah Shivaya

By December 23, 2023February 28th, 2024No Comments
Mahashivratri 2024

Mahashivratri is the purest and the greatest form of celebration that keeps all the living beings on Earth alive. On this day, the energy of Shiva shakes up the Universe and awakens the divinity within us. Well, it’s the darkest night because it falls in the later winter season when the energy of Shiva is active, and a heavenly dance is performed.

Mahashivratri 2024 Date and Time

  • Mahashivratri 2024 Date: 8th March 2024 (Friday) 
  • Mahashivratri 2024 Nishita Kaal Puja Time: 12:07 AM to 12:56 AM (8th March, 2024)
  • Shivaratri Parana Time: 06:37AM to 03:29PM
  • Ratri First Prahar Puja Time – 06:25PM to 09:28PM
  • Ratri Second Prahar Puja Time – 9:28 PM to 11:31 PM
  • Ratri Third Prahar Puja Time – 12:31AM to 2:24 AM
  • Ratri Fourth Prahar Puja Time – 2:34 AM to 5:37 AM
  • Chaturdashi Tithi Begins – 09:57 PM on Mar 08, 2024
  • Chaturdashi Tithi Ends – 06:17 PM on Mar 09, 2024

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What is Mahashivratri? 

Mahashivratri is the most auspicious day when the devotees can feel the vibrancy and the spiritual energy of Shiva all over the universe. So, let’s see the power of Shiva and the astrological benefits of chanting Om Namah Shivaya. Mahashivratri special is a day filled with spiritual and pure energy that is entitled by the creator of the Universe.

It’s the day of Lord Shiva when the souls and hearts of all human beings are connected with the energy of Lord Shiva. Many people celebrate Mahashivratri as the day of spiritual awakening and the marriage anniversary of Lord Shiva.

Moreover, on this day, the gravity and the energy of the Moon are so strong that they show sacred power to purify all the people with positive energy and vibrance. 

Why Mahashivratri is celebrated? 

Devotees all around the world celebrate the day of Mahashivratri as the wedding day of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. On this day, Lord Shiva performs the “Tandava” on the Mount Kailash. Also, as we know, Lord Shiva is known as the destroyer as well as the creator of the Universe, so to honour and appreciate the power of Lord Shiva, people offer prayers and seek his blessings on this day. 

Furthermore, the meaning of Mahashivratri highlights the best time to cleanse your inner energy and purify yourself with the power of Mahadev. Also, if you are on the path of following spirituality and enlightenment, you can heighten with the purest form of energy of Shivji and make your journey towards spirituality more refined and blissful. 

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Benefits of chanting Om Namah Shivay on Mahashivratri

Om Namah Shivaya is a powerful mantra that is believed to be chanted to connect with the inner energy of Lord Shiva. When you are chanting this mantra, you need to make sure to chant it in a proper way to avail the benefits. So, let’s see how this mantra impacts your life so that you can make it a part of your daily ritual. 

  • Chanting ‘ॐ नमः शिवाय’ can calm down your mind and make you more focused towards your life. 
  • The mantra has a supernatural power to remove all the negative energies that have been surrounding you. It attracts positive energy and protects you from evil fuels. 
  • It fuels your mind with purity and cleanses your inner wickedness. It makes you a humble and kind individual, changing your perspective of the world. 
  • Om Namah Shivaye has such powerful energy that it brings you to a proper state of mind if you are distracted in your life. It helps you find a purpose for your existence. 
  • If you’ve been dealing with anger issues and frustration, chanting this sacred mantra can help you have control over your emotions and deal with them effectively. 
  • Chanting Om Namah Shivaye, a mantra, can also help control the negative energies of astrological planets and strengthen your planets. 

Advantages Of Chanting Om Namah Shivaya 108 Times

Now that you’ve read how beneficial the Om Namah Shivay mantra is, you also need to know the significance behind chanting it 108 times. So, read below to know the benefits. 

  • When you chant Om Namah Shivaya 108 times, you remember and take the name of all the forms of Lord Shiva. This will benefit you in receiving the blessings of all of them. 
  • When you repeatedly chant this mantra 108 times, it starts to cleanse your mind, and the brain starts to function more effectively. 
  • The moment when you are not able to stop thinking, which stresses you out, then chanting and doing Om Namah Shivaya meditation can help you release all the negative thoughts. 
  • If you are stuck in your life path, not clear about your vision and purpose in life. Choose a quiet place, sit comfortably and start chanting Om Namah Shivaya 108 times continuously; you will start to see changes in yourself. 
  • This mantra is also beneficial for people who are always consumed with the fear of death. This mantra can help you be courageous and fearless. 
  • Chanting the Om Namah Shivaya good morning mantra 108 times can also heal you from many health issues, such as reducing heart aches, blood pressure and tiredness. 

Significance of Meditation on Mahashivratri 2024 

A strong belief that has been followed for ages is that staying awake for the night and meditating on the day of Mahashivratri is considered auspicious. When you are in a calm state of mind while meditating, it means that you are seeing yourself through the energy of Lord Shiva, which helps you find the meaning of your life.

Meditation opens your mind and helps you think clearly. You reflect on the minor details and all the mistakes you’ve made in your life. It gives you the ability and strength to work on your weaknesses and brings out a better version of yourself. 

Moreover, while meditating, keep chanting Om Namah Shivaya so that you can bring back your subconscious mind and experience the divine power within yourself. Also, it’s a strong belief that meditating on the day of Mahashivratri is equal to washing off all your negative thoughts and misdeeds and purifying yourself from all the negative energies.

However, you must remember to stay awake on Mahashivratri because Ratri means night. So, stay awake, connect with Lord Shiva, surrender yourself and find peace within you. 

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We hope you got the idea about the Mahashivratri 2024 significance, benefits and meaning of Om Namah Shivay. It is a powerful mantra for you to bring your mind to peace, purify your inner thoughts and believe in the divine power that is guiding you through your life pathway. Har Har Mahadev! 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Why is Mahashivratri celebrated?

Mahashivratri is celebrated to mark the wedding anniversary of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati. Other than that, this day is celebrated for spiritual enlightenment and to detoxify our mind, body and soul.

2. Is it important to chant Om Namah Shivaya 108 times?

Well, there is no compulsion, but it does have the benefits of allowing you to stay awake, meditate, and chant this mantra 108 times. This way, you can strengthen your planets, remove negativity and obtain peace of mind.

3. What is the meaning of Om Namah Shivaya?

The word Om Namah Shivaya means my salutation to Shiva, the creator of the Universe. You can chant this mantra on a daily basis, but especially chanting it on the day of Mahashivratri can empower you with the divine power of Mahadev.

4. What are the rules for chanting Om Namah Shivay?

When you sit to chant the mantra “Om Namah Shivay”, you should take a bath first, sit in a silent place and focus on the mantra. You should keep your mind free so that you can take proper benefits from the powerful mantra.

5. Which Colour to wear on Mahashivratri?

Some of the auspicious colours to wear on the day of Mahashivratri are pink, yellow, green, white and orange. Make sure you wear these colours on the day of Mahashivratri.

6. What is the spiritual significance of Mahashivratri?

The spiritual significance of Mahashivratri is reconnecting with our soul so that the journey of gaining spiritual attaintment is pure and blissful. It’s also a time when you can rejoice with the powerful powers and energy of Lord Shiva.

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