Maha Shivaratri in the month of Magha, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi is considered extremely crucial to the devotees of Lord Shiva. Skanda Purana describes the significance of devotion to Shiva on this day of Maha Shivratri with day –night fasts and all-night vigil along with Shiva Pooja and Shiva Mantra. It says Maha Shivaratri fasting is said to equate performing a hundred yajnas or fire rituals.
Opening of Sushumna Nadi- Reaching higher states of consciousness
- Lord Shiva is the Lord of Supreme Consciousness. He illuminates all three stages of consciousness – sleeping, waking, and dreaming. He helps a person transcend all the three states and achieve supreme consciousness and final liberation.
- Maha Shivaratri night is considered very important because it is said on this powerful night, all granthis or knots in the Sushumna Nadi are open to receive the tremendous flood of spiritual energy and blessings that pour into our minds, hearts and lives. In normal days, they do not allow energy to enter and are closed.