This 12 months Maha Shivratri can be celebrated on 1st of March 2022. Let’s discover out why Bhaang also called Hashish is a quintessential a part of the choices made to Lord Shiva and what makes it so important within the puja.
What precisely is Bhaang?
Bhaang is mainly a drink ready with edible hashish. It’s made by crushing the hashish leaves, hemp seeds and mixing it with milk, dry fruits, nuts and fragrant delicate spices. Nonetheless, Hashish continues to be a narcotic drug and the possession of this drug is taken into account to be an offense beneath the Narcotics Act, 1985. Nonetheless, due to the non secular significance of this drug it’s allowed to be consumed throughout festivals like Maha Shivratri and Holi. However what makes Bhaang an inseparable a part of these festivals? Let’s discover out!
Non secular significance of Bhaang
In keeping with Indian tradition the point out of Bhang is discovered within the books of mythology and vedic scriptures, whereby it’s thought-about to be a sacred plant, which is a supply of reference to the divine energy of Lord Shiva and is usually related to nirvana and moksha.
There are a number of tales that point out the affiliation of Bhaang with Lord Shiva, however as per the books of mythology it’s believed that the story of Bhaang is related to the ‘Samudra Manthan’, the place within the sea was churned to acquire the drink of immortality often known as Amrita. Nonetheless, throughout the technique of manthan a poison Halahala got here out, which had immense warmth and the potential to destroy the whole universe. In an effort to save the creation Lord Shiva drank the poison, which is why he’s also called Neekanth.
He saved the poison in his throat, which turned his throat blue and generated plenty of warmth inside. It’s believed that proper after consuming the poison Shiva turned stressed and Gods and Goddess tried to calm him down. It’s believed that to settle down Lord Shiva, Chandra dev the moon God stayed in Lord Shiva’s hair (Jata), it’s believed that put up consuming Halahala Lord Shiva returned to Kailasha to decrease his physique’s temperature and in style beliefs additionally declare that he was given Bhaang which was a coolant to cut back the warmth triggered resulting from consumption of vish(poison).That is the rationale why Bhaang is an important providing within the Maha Shivratri puja.