In Hindu mythology, Mondays are associated with Lord Shiva. Do you know the name Shiva has a special significance? The syllable `sh’ means permanent bliss, `I’ stands for male energy whereas `va’ stands for female energy. He is the god of destruction and transcendental knowledge. According to vedas, worshipping Him in the form of linga helps a person gain highest merit in this life and in the future lifetimes.
Though Lord Shiva gets pleased and fulfill people’s desire easily, the devotees should perform Shiva’s Monday puja with correct rituals. Today we tell you about some important points to be kept in mind while you perform the puja.
Offering Bilva or belpatra in Shiva Puja is important. But there are certain days when you should not break the bel leaves from a tree. According to the scriptures, Bilvapatra should not be broken on these dates or days –
– Monday
-New Moon (Amavasya)
-Makar Sankranti ( festival in January)
These should be offered to the God after being washed with water.