Mahashivratri Story

Mahashivratri Story

Hearing the name Mahashivaratri, there is a different happiness in the mind of the devotees because everyone worships Mahadev. The festival of Shivratri is celebrated every month in the name of Mahadev, the God of Gods. Why do people celebrate this festival after all? Is there any evidence for this? To answer such questions, we are telling you a story related to Mahadev, about which you must have heard.


Story of Mahashivratri 


Once Mother Parvati asked Lord Bhole Nath which is the best and easy festival, on which the creatures can get your blessings easily. Then Lord Bhole Shankar while listening to a story about Shivratri fasting story said O Goddess Parvati let me tell you a story, which will prove beneficial for all. Once there was a hunter named Chitrabhanu. He used to make his living by killing animals. The hunter had taken a loan from a moneylender, because of which the moneylender got angry with the hunter and imprisoned him in the Shiva Math and left him there. Coincidentally, the day the hunter was kept captive in the Shiv Math by the moneylender. That day was Shivratri.

Religious talk related to Lord Shiva Shankar was happening in Shiv Math and the hunter was listening to all the religious talk related to Shiva. The hunter heard the story of Shivratri on Chaturdashi. In the evening, the moneylender called the hunter and asked him to repay the loan. The hunter promised the moneylender to return the loan the next day. After listening to the words of the hunter, the moneylender let him go. The hunter went out hunting in the forest as usual. He was suffering from hunger and thirst throughout the day.

Due to hunger, the hunter had stopped to spend the night under a Bilva tree near a pond. Coincidentally, a Shivling was covered with Bilva Patra under that Bilva tree. The hunter was unaware of this. After a while, due to hunger, the hunter was throwing away the twigs like this. The thrown leaves were falling on the Shivling below. In this way, he did his fast by staying empty stomach for the whole day and he did not even know. After one hour of the night, a pregnant deer came near the pond to drink water. Seeing the antelope, as soon as the hunter put an arrow on the bow and pulled the string, at the same time the antelope said - O hunter, I am pregnant and will soon have an abortion. The deer said that you would be killing two creatures at once, which is not right at all. The antelope said that I will come to you soon after giving birth to my child, then you kill me. After listening to the antelope, the hunter left it.

The night was passing and the hunger of the hunter was increasing. After some time another deer came out from the bushes. The hunter was happy to see the deer and immediately put an arrow on the bow. Seeing the hunter, the deer humbly urged that O Pardhi, I am a sensual virgin. I am wandering here and there in search of my husband. The antelope told the hunter that I will meet my husband and come to you soon. The hunter was spared and let go too. The prey had gone twice from the hands of the hunter.

Their anger was increasing due to hunger. The last hour of the night was passing. Then suddenly a deer was passing by with its child. The hunter had this golden opportunity. The hunter was about to release the arrow after quickly putting the arrow on the bow. Till then the deer said O hunter, I will leave my children with their father. The hunter said that I had left two before. Leave you I'm not a fool My children and wife must be suffering from hunger and thirst. Then the antelope replied, just as the affection of your children is troubling you, in the same way, it is troubling me too. The deer said I promise you. I will leave them with their father and return soon.

Hearing these words of the deer, the hunter felt pity and let him go. The hunter was still throwing away Bilva's leaves out of hunger. Even now the Bilva leaves were falling down on the Shivling. The process went on like this the whole night. The hunter's heart became soft after listening to all the antelope's words. After some time all three antelopes came to the hunter. So that the hunter can hunt them. But seeing such truthfulness and honesty of wild animals, the hunter felt very guilty. Tears started coming out of the hunter's eyes. The hunter left all three deer. All the gods and goddesses were watching this incident from the Devlok. Then Bhole Nath was pleased to see such behavior of the hunter and appeared near the hunter.

The hunter was overjoyed to see Lord Bhole Nath in front of him. Lord Shiva asked the hunter to ask for a boon, then the hunter said O Lord, I have committed so many sins in my life that there is no doubt and why are you asking me to ask for a boon? Then Lord Shiva said O devotee, you have got freedom from all sins. You have made me happy by fasting on the Chaturthi day of Phalgun month, by offering Belva Patra on the Shivling, and by listening to the story. All your sins have been erased. Then the hunter took blessings from Mahadev and went to his home and got engrossed in the devotion of Shiva.

Shivji told Parvati O Goddess, I have described this fast as the best. By whose fasting even the biggest of sinners get salvation. This fast has been said to be the most special and the unmarried girl who observes this fast gets a husband like me.


The festival of Mahashivratri will be celebrated on the Chaturdashi date of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month. On this day the Shiva family is also worshiped along with Lord Shiva. Worshiping Lord Shiva on this day fulfills all kinds of wishes. Fasting on Mahashivaratri on this day is also considered a special virtue. If you want to know more about the fasting story of Mahashivratri, then know through astrology phone consultation.

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