Shravan month Shivratri fast – There are 2 Chaturdashi in every month and 24 Chaturdashi in a year. Chaturdashi is also called Chaudas. Fasting and worshiping on this day is considered to be of great importance. The Chaturdashi of Vaishakh Shukla and Shravan month is called Shiva Chaturdashi.
Shravan month Shivratri fast – Know 3 special things of Chaturdashi.
1. Worship them on Chaturdashi: The deity of Chaturdashi (fourdas) is Shankar. By worshiping Lord Shankar on this date, a person gets all the opulences and becomes endowed with many sons and abundant wealth. The direction of this date is west. The god of the west is Shani. Chaturdashi Tithi is the date of birth of the Moon planet. Lord Shiva himself drinks Amrit Kala on Chaturdashi.
2. Significance of Six Chaturdashi: Six Chaturdashi have special importance- Anant Chaturdashi of Bhadrapada Shukla, Krishna of Kartik Krishna, Roop or Naraka Chaturdashi, Baikuntha Chaturdashi of Kartik Shukla, Vinayaka Chaturdashi and Shiva Chaturdashi of month Vaishakh Shukla and Shiva of Shravan month. Chaturdashi has great importance. On the day of Anant Chaturdashi, there is a law to worship Lord Anant (Vishnu). Tying an infinite thread on this day has special significance.
Narak Chaudas or Narka Chaturdashi falls on the day of Kartik Krishna Chaturdashi. There is a law to worship Yamdev on this day. The Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month is called Baikuntha Chaturdashi. There is a law to worship Lord Shiva and Vishnu on this day. On this day, by worshiping, reciting, chanting and fasting, the devotee attains Baikunth. Lord Ganesha is worshiped on Vinayaka Chaturdashi.
3. Prohibition work of Chaturdashi: This vacancy is cognizant on Chaturdashi date and it is also called Krura. This is a fiery or aggressive date. That is why all auspicious work is prohibited in it. On Amavasya, Poornima, Sankranti, Chaturdashi and Ashtami, Sunday Shradh and fasting, it is forbidden for women to have sex and eat in sesame oil, red colored greens and bronze vessels.
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