Maha Shivratri is the Great Night of Lord Shiva. It is said that on this very day Lord Shiva get married with Goddess Parvati. So on this auspicious day, eternal union of Shiva took place with Shakti. Shiva is the representation of primeval energy. With Shakti, Lord Shiva is creator. As Mahakaal He is destroyer. On the night of Mahashivratri Lord Shiva is said to have revealed the Tandava, the dance of primordial conception, preservation, sustenance and destruction. Lord Shiva has Various attributes. He is Mahayogi. He is Chandrashekhar. He is originator of the Ganga. He is the one and only Aghora who understands the Tantra (technique) of this cosmos. He is Mahadeva.
Any devotee, who worships Mahadeva on the eve of Mahashivaratri with dedication and devotion, lord Shiva becomes happy and grants his devotee the desired fruits in his life. Therefore on this auspicious day everyone should worship Lord Shiva with great devotion for getting rid of problems and obstacle in any walk of life.
Puja Items: Requirements for Shivratri Puja
Shivalinga or an image, or idol of Lord Shiva.
Arrange one Bell.
When and How to do Maha Shivaratri Pooja At Home
Keep fasting or do Phalaahar and in the evening around 8 PM take ritual bath, using warm water and seeds of black sesame. It is a popular belief that by bathing in warm water, with few seeds of black sesame, the body is purified.