November 6, Kathmandu. On the day of Margashirsha Krishna Trayodashi, on Monday evening in Pashupati Kshetra and different temples throughout the nation, the devotees lit Mahadeepdan and prayed for the blessings of their departed ancestors.
Every 12 months, on the day of Margashirsha Krishna Trayodashi, Mahadeepdan is obtainable in pagodas all around the nation, together with Pashupati Kshetra, wishing for the great fortune of the departed father. This competition is also referred to as Pashupatinath Mela. The motion of devotees began from Monday morning in Pashupati space to supply Mahadeepdan.
On the evening of Margashirsha Krishna Trayodashi, the devotees, who stayed awake all evening, began sowing Shatabij from the morning of Chaturdashi, praying for the great fortune of their late father. It is a practice that the devotees who’ve been sitting within the night of Trayodashi providing unbroken Mahadeepdan within the identify of their deceased father want for the great fortune of their father on the morning of Chaturdashi.
Lakhs of devotees have come to Pashupati space to supply Mahadeepdan within the identify of the deceased father and sow Shatbees, in accordance with the Pashupati Kshetra Development Fund. Devotees mild lamps and keep awake within the temple all evening. Devotees who’ve stored lighting lamps all through the evening of Trayodashi rejoice Shatabij Chhari Balachaturdashi competition within the morning of Chaturdashi in reminiscence of their ancestors.
Every 12 months devotees from completely different components of the nation come to Pashupatinath to rejoice the Balachaturdashi competition on Margashirsha Krishna Chaturdashi. Devotees from completely different components of the nation thronged Pashupati since early morning to dam a spot to mild the lamp.
According to the fund, preparations have been made for tents and different issues as a result of winter season. Revathiraman Adhikari, spokesperson of the fund, knowledgeable that there’s a heavy presence of safety personnel within the Pashupati space since Monday morning
In Pashupati space and different capital cities together with Gokarneshwar, Doleshwar, small Pashupatinath in Vasantpur, the devotees who’ve lit Mahadeepdan have began bathing within the morning and sowing Shatbees. Similarly, the devotees sitting in temples in different components of the nation with Mahadeepdan additionally sprinkle Shatabij from early morning.
Shatbees are sown at 108 Shivlings, Kailash, Suryaghat, Gaurighat, Aryaghat, Guhyeshwari, Pashupati, Mrigasthali, Vishwaroop and Kiranteshwar and so on. to want for the everlasting peace of the departed souls of their household.
On the evening of Margashirsha Krishna Trayodashi, the eve of Balachaturdashi, the devotees spent the evening sitting on the Pashupatinath temple and performing Mahadeep Bali Bhajankirtan and folks tableau within the identify of the departed soul.
Even although it’s referred to as Shatbeez, at current, after sowing Saptbeez (rice, barley, sesame, wheat, chickpea, corn, kaguno) close to Ganesha, the Deaf individuals are requested to shake the stone of Ganesha in a loud voice in order that the departed soul can obtain it. As talked about within the scripture referred to as Hemadri, Shatabij just isn’t one other grain to sow 100 grains of paddy, says theologian Prof. Dr. Ramchandra Gautam.
“It has been mentioned in numerous scriptures that within the holy space the place Lord Shiva roamed within the type of a ghost, should you sow a grain of seed, you’re going to get the advantage of donating a grain of gold and the departed soul may even be freed”, he stated.
There is a legend that Parvati was capable of acknowledge Lord Shiva within the herd when deer got here to the herd after Parvati sowed completely different sorts of seeds to acknowledge the deer within the type of Shiva.
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