Sivaratri

Sivaratri
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Sivaratri. A hunter went to a forest in search of game. He could not watch any game throughout the day. So he had to go without food.

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A hunter went to a forest in search of game. He could not watch any game throughout the day. So he had to go without food.
Night fell.
He climbed up a tree to sleep for the night.
He could not sleep.
So he plucked the leaves of the tress one by one.
He dropped them down to pass the time.
That day was Sivaratri. The tree was bilva tree.
Down below was a siva-linga.
Those leaves feel on it. God Siva loves all these three: Keeping awake on Sivaratri, fasting and worship of siva-linga with bilva leaves.
The hunter did not know this.
Yet God blessed him for this.
He made him a great king in his next birth.
The fourteen day of the dark-half og Magh is Sivaratri.
This day is sacred to God Siva.
People spend it by praying, fasting and worshipping of God Siva.
(From Culture
Course-BVB)
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