Today is Shivaratri a day celebrated the world over by Hindus as the day that Shiva danced the Tandava and made the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution begin. This day is also believed to be the day that Shiva and Parvati were married.I planned to go to bed early yesterday and then start Puja at midnight this morning, but things didn’t turn out as planned. My desire to continue Puja throughout the night was prevented by work, going to work without any sleep having fasted all day was not realistic for me.So having been forced to be more realistic about what I was actually going to do I got up at 6am and have been doing Shiva Puja for each three hour period since. I am about to do the 9pm puja and then the last one just before I go to bed at around 10 or 11pm.During the last six months I have been practising sitting cross-legged on the floor. This is something that I have never really been fantastic at but its really necessary in Hinduism. Today I have spent several hours cross-legged and I have to say that it has been a pretty painful experience.
Happy Shivaratri 🙂
Om Namaha Shivaya, shanti shanti.