Maha Shivratri 2018: Why is Lord Shiva called Mahadeva?

Maha Shivratri 2018: Why is Lord Shiva called Mahadeva?

  • February 12, 2018
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With Maha Shivatri almost here, everywhere, people can find the Shiva temples being flocked by various devotees of Lord Shiva, chanting “Om namah shivaya” and “Har Har Mahadev”. In this article, we will highlight some interesting facts and know more about Shiva as per the various Upanishads and Puranas.
WHY IS SHIVA CALLED MAHADEVA?
Shiva is described as Mahadeva as he is propitiated by everyone from the devtas (gods) to the asuras (demons). Great devtaas like Indra and Kubera, as well as great demons like Hiranyakashipu and Ravana worshipped him. Srila Vyasadeva purposefully described Shiva to be the greatest mahadeva, as those who worshipped him out of selfless love and served him unconditionally with devout devotion were awarded with boons, regardless of being a devta or an asura.
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