Mahashivaratri । Silachahre Puja। International women's day । Nepal army day । Pradosh Vrata | Hamro Patro

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Mahashivaratri । Silachahre Puja। International women's day । Nepal army day । Pradosh Vrata

Mahashivaratri Special Audio

Mahashivaratri, The day of consciousness and the night of awakening

Shiva, The Adiyogi
Shiva, Adiyogi, and hundreds of other names, the source of divine power which manifested this world, even before the creation started and till the end, again from the start of a newer post-apocalyptic creation, even before humanity were socially and psychologically defined, beyond the limits of nature there lies Lord Shiva and this divine day is super dedicated for that Shiva-Shakti, the ultimate supreme power.

Every Sanatan follower has gathered together to please their supreme deity on this auspicious day, the crowd of devotees gathers around Shivalinga with their purest and abundant offering to appease their Lord Shiva.

Darkest night of the year

Shivaratri happens every fourteenth day of every month, considered the darkest night of the month. But the darkest night of Magh (February/ March) month is considered and acknowledged as the main Shivaratri, this night is every important and divine for all Hindus across the globe. Shivaratri or Mahashivaratri is the celebration of darkness. See, this is very intellectually placed because without the existence and acceptance of darkness one cannot acknowledge the light, and in other words, darkness is the base of every light, isn't it? Any logical definition would opt for a light yet the logic behind the light is entirely based upon the existence of darkness. Light is a limited possibility because this happens and concludes, the light comes with expiry periods and after the end of the light, every light is darkness. Sun "The biggest manifest of light" is scientifically explained as a source of light delivered by the huge amount of hydrogen being converted into helium, even the sun has to expire when all of its hydrogens is converted into helium.

"Shiva" represents that magnificent happening of nothingness, the perceptive of the vast emptiness of this giant existence.

Several black holes are now a massive source of darkness as they are now entirely covered into helium, Shiva is the power beneath that darkness that manifests a newer way of creation after destruction. Just an alarm to buzz, this entire universe is 95 percent of darkness and only 5 percent mass of astral bodies. "Shiva" represents that magnificent happening of nothingness, the perceptive of the vast emptiness of this giant existence. This lap of emptiness is what we refer to Lord Shiva, the power of destruction and the destruction is the only origin of assembling a newer creation. Because of the tilt and precision of the planet, at 11-degree latitude, the centrifugal force of the planet becomes nearly vertical on the night of Shivaratri. To absorb the energetic gravitational force and purify themselves, people stay awake "Jagram" in this divine day. This day Shiva became "Nischala" merged still with a mountain "Kailash Parwat". There are many ways to define this auspicious day and night, the day of consciousness and a night of awakening.

People observe fasts, take a divine bath in rivers and stay awake the whole night. Nepal is a land of "Pashupatinath" it observes this day very keenly, a river of human beings are seen floating under the attraction of Lord Shiva in the holy Pashupati area. Shiva, the greatest of all givers, the most compassionate, and the vastness of this emptiness, May Lord Shiva nurtures the seed of existence and intellectuality in us and add compassion to our humanity. Shiva is not a science trapped in the drawer of human logic, Shiva is beyond time and religion, praises the Shivashakti, and praises the creator.

May all church leaders, temple priests, Monks, and Maulanas now start to preach to their followers in being compassionate for everyone by redefining their omnipresent divine source, all-pervading nature of the divine. The only thing that can be everywhere is darkness, nothingness, or emptiness, this is the manifestation of "Shiva". Happy Shivaratri everyone.

Silachahre Puja

Okay, the series of events for today is still to be elaborated. As we all know about the Newa civilization beside the Bagmati river of Kathmandu valley, today on the day of Mahashivaratri, Newa people observe a specific festival named Silachahre Pooja.

This day people from Guthi or local clubs go to the roads and gather some money from drivers and bikers. They use this money to lighten a fire and offer prasad to everyone during the evening. Such money voluntarily received from drivers and riders is called "Chekkey", this festival "Silachahre" is very very popular among children. During the darkness of the evening, People worship Lord Shiva while they lighten the fire. Shivaratri falls on the "Shila" month from Newa calendar, this month is considered very holy in Newa calendar. People observe fast in this day and open up their fast with the prasad like haluwa, Puri and swari in the evening.

Best wishes on the Silachahre of this year.

Women's day

History of International Women's Day

First celebrated in 1911, International Women's Day was celebrated that year in Austria, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland. 100 years after that, in 2011, the Centenary of Women's Day was celebrated and in 2024, this year we are celebrating the 113th International Women's Day. However, this day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 1975.

Feminist movement in 1910
Let's once again review the feminist movement in 1910, or the campaign for women's equality in America at that time. Women's Day began in New York City in 1908 when 15,000

women marched to protest against inequality such as shorter working hours, equal pay and the right to vote. A year later, the Socialist Party of America announced the first National Women's Day.

The reason why Women's Day falls on March 8 is a bit interesting. According to the then Julian calendar, the date when the women's movement started was Sunday, February 23. This date is March 8 according to the Gregorian calendar and for that reason, Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year.

Women's Day 2024 slogan
The slogan of Women's Day 2024 is "Inspire inclusion". The campaign materials recommend areas for action to improve inclusion, such as: forging women's economic empowerment. recruiting, retaining and developing female talent.5

In recent years, when equality was advocated as e-quality, there was a lot of discussion about equality, but now women and men have started advocating for equal shares or equity. May this initiative of the world community be realized for an environment where women and men move forward with equal energy and share.
Meaningful wishes on this day.

Nepal Army day

Here at Pashupatinath, millions of devotees gather to please their beloved Shiva, and there at Nepal Army pavilion "TudhiKhel" a specific function is organized by Nepal Army to mark their Nepal Army Day.

Nepal Army day is the day of the "Maha Shivaratri" festival. Nepal Army has been celebrating its Army Day coinciding with Mahashivaratri since 1935 AD, since then the head of the nation, ministers, head of constitutional bodies, high ranking government officers, and general public attend this ceremony. Nepal Army organizes various parades, cultural performances, and exhibits different types of arms, ammunition, and vehicles on this day. Formerly known as Gorkhali Sena and also known as the Royal Nepal Army is now proudly addressed as Nepal Army. This is the center of trust and pride of each Nepali heart, Nepal Army has courageously fought different battles and protected the sovereignty of Nepal in history. As a UN peacekeeping force, the Nepal Army has exhibited an excellent track record of braveries and achievements. Nepal Army reaffirms its devotion to the Nepali people every year on its Army Day, this day is a reflection of its organizational unity, characterized by patriotism and military professionalism.

We are proud of Nepal Army, best wishes on Army Day.

Pradosh Vrata

Triodashi is called Pradosh. Like Ekadashi, Pradosh is important every month, Vishnu is remembered in Ekadashi and Shiva is remembered in Pradosh. Pradosh begins 45 minutes before sunset and ends 45 minutes after sunset.

Pradosha Katha
It is mentioned in the scriptures that Lord Shiva cured the disease of the moon on the day of Triodashi, when the effect of the moon was diminishing.

Due to this, Pradosh Vrat is observed in Triodashi of every month in remembrance of Lord Shiva. It is more fruitful to worship Shiva in the time of pradosh.

-Suyog Dhakal

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