Karthika Maasam – Pray Lord Shiva for prosperity

Karthika Masam  – 31st oct  – 29th nov, 2016 – dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Shiva is almighty one of the Trinity/Trimurthi. Shiva is most benevolent, merciful and gives prosperity to those who prays him.

Parvathi is one of the Tridevi and consort of Lord Shiva.

Shiva and Parvathi form Shakti or the power of the universe.

Shiva’s Tandavam and Parvathi’s Lasyam is the cosmic rhythm of this universe and reason for all creation, maintenance and destruction.

Shiva’s Tandavam and Parvathi’s Lasyam is the cosmic rhythm of this universe and reason for all creation, maintenance and destruction. om-namaha-shivaya-healsociety

Important days

Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 – Mondays

Most important, sacred and auspicious day

– Nov 14th – Karthika somvar and Pournami (full moon day)

– Nov 28th – Last Karthika Somavar (monday)

How to pray

  1. Preferably take bath, wear pure/clean cloths and sit in peaceful place, or in temple
  2. Visualize Shiva lingam and concentrate deep with meditation and
  3. Chant – “Om Namaha Shivaya” 11 times or 108 times or 1008 times or 100,000 times.
  4. Fast during days (if possible only) on above important days.
  5. Light a lamp on above important days and 365 vottulu (bundle available in Pooja stores) on Karthika pournami day.
  6. Use Sesame seeds oil or Ghee for lighting lamps.

deepawali-deepam-jyoti-healsocietyAnd there is really no restriction to pray god. God can be prayed anytime anywhere and Bhakti (Devotion) and Vishwas (Trust) is important

As per one’s interest one can pray with

  • Mrutyunjaya Mantram
  • Shiva Panchakshari Strotram
  • Namakam, Chamakam
  • Shiva Sahasranamam
  • Abhishekam (with milk, turmeric water, curd, honey, kumkum water, gandham water, coconut water, flower water, vibhuthi water, Bilva patra, malle poolu etc.)

bilwapatramAdvised

Lead pure, ideal moral, ethical life during this month atleast.

Visit Shiva temple and offer water atleast.

Conduct Vana Bhojanam (picnic) during this period and this is community oriented, society oriented to enhance mutual human relations.

Light lamp at home on important days and atleast once near Usiri (Amla) tree.

Om Namaha Shivaya

Live happily