Mahashivratri: Mythological shows help make people aware of such days
From fasting to visiting Lord Shiva Temples, these celebrities share their Mahashivratri plans. They also talk about how grand festive sequences in mythological shows are great to know more about such days.
I am a devotee to Lord Shiva. About Lord Shiva, it’s said he is the most powerful and yet the most innocent. I hope everyone who is powerful should learn how to be simple and not lose innocence. I go to Lord Shiva’s temple to offer my prayers every year because I feel good doing that. Mythological shows are a good medium for people to know more about our religion than too in an entertaining format.
I am a strong believer in Shiva Ji. The belief is so strong that I have him tattooed on my arm as well. As kids, we used to visit the Augarnath Temple in Meerut and enjoy a week-long vacation when Kaavar Yatra used to happen, it is a very vibrant and joyous atmosphere. Shivaratri reminds you of who the supreme is, know his power, and stay humble in life. I feel mythological shows are a good way of telling stories to families who have not known them completely or who are completely unaware. But any mythological or historical show has to be made with great precision and accuracy as it connects with people straight with their belief systems and souls.
My mother visited the Shiva temple in Matunga (Bhuvneshwar Mahadeo) regularly for years before the pandemic. I feel that the temple is like home literally as I have been visiting that time since my childhood. Mahashivratri night is the most powerful night to meditate or just chant shiv mantras. Our temple has Abhishek on that day and prayers in the night too. The feel of the temple on that particular day is very different from the regular days for sure. Well, regarding the shows, the audience connects to these shows and if the show is well made and well-performed, there is no looking back. It can also be a good audiovisual treat for young minds to know about a particular God or Goddess.
Yes, I am a big devotee of Lord shiva. Every day I try to pour milk and water on Shiva Lingam, especially on Mondays, because according to the Hindu calendar, Monday is a Lord Shiva day. So, you can understand how important and close Lord Shiva is for me. Mahashivratri is very important for me because being a devotee of Lord Shiva, I make sure to go to some Lord Shiva mandir and pray. Definitely, mythological TV shows and shows with such festive sequences help the audience connect with their religious selves more because in case someone doesn’t know much about our religious practices or the back story of our gods or their sacrifices or struggles and everything, mythological shows definitely help spread the knowledge.
Yes, I am a devotee of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva inspires me a lot. I love to follow him because he is known as the destroyer of evil. He couldn’t tolerate injustice and destroyed evil in a fair manner. Similarly, even we should try to keep zero tolerance for the evil happening around us and take a stand against injustice. And yes, I strongly believe that mythological shows or tracks help us connect with our religious values and religious selves better.
Chitra Vakil Sharma
I am a big Shiv bhakt. I feel a great connection with Lord Shiva. Spiritualism is very important to me as an individual. I believe in God, who takes care of everything. This Shivratri is special to me as I would be launching my first project on my YouTube channel and I take it as his blessing.