Lord Shiva, is considered to be the most divine among all Hindu gods. “Maha Dev”, which means greatest God is another name given to him. In the Hindu religion, Lord Shiva is also considered to be the father of the whole universe.
Worshipping Lord Shiva keeps one’s mind calm and balanced and also keeps sorrows away. Monday is considered to be the most auspicious day for worshipping of Lord Shiva. It is said that the one who worships Lord Shiva on Monday, their dreams get fulfilled.
Devotees should visit Shiva temple on every Monday with a clean mind and body and should prayers.After taking a bath, one should offer milk and honey to Lord Shiva. It is believed that doing this, the problems related to livelihood, job or business gets eliminated.After that, devotees should perform Abhishek of Shiva linga by bhasma and water. After Abhishekh of Shivling, one should offer sandalwood. The nature of sandalwood is cold and it is believed that by doing so, life becomes peaceful and full of happiness. One should keep on chanting this mantra, Om mahashivay somay nam.After doing this, devotees should offer flowers and fruits to Lord Shiva and also should perform Shiva aarti. The prayers should be offered with pure heart and faith. Later, devotees should accept charanamrut, which is offered by the priest as a Prasad.