GREAT NIGHTS OF SHIVA …
OM SHIVA OM
THE MULTI – FORMED
DANCING WITH THE MOON
Super Eclipse Blood Moon
Ebb and flow
It will be 31 January that will be the most dramatic and strange of all
It will be a blood moon, a Supermoon and a total lunar eclipse – all on one night.
First, it’s a Supermoon, meaning that it will appear larger and as much as 30 per cent brighter than normal. Supermoons are fairly uncommon, and so this moon would be notable in itself – but that’s just the beginning.
Even that Supermoon is strange in itself. It’s the third of three that have come in a row, after those in December and on New Year’s Day.
And second, the full moon that will rise on 31 January is a blue moon. That doesn’t actually mean it will look any different – but rather that it’s the second time there’s been a full moon in a month. That happens just under every three years.
Third – and probably most notable of all – the same night will see a lunar eclipse. That stunning event will lead to the moon turning a deep, rich red, a sight that has led to it being christened the “blood moon”.
Shivaratri 2018 is on February 13, Tuesday.
Auspicious festival of Mahashivaratri falls on the 13th or the 14th night of the new moon during Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Phalgun
The night when Lord Shiva performed the Tandava Nritya – the dance of primordial creation, preservation and destruction.
Celebrating the festival in a customary manner, devotees give a bath to the Lingam with the panchagavya
Water of life
OMNI – VERSE