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- February 17, 2023
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This day falls forty-one days after Ganesh Chauth every year, usually in February or March.
Those fasting eat before sunrise and do not consume any food or water until midnight. They break their fast with salted fried potatoes and lemon-pepper black tea, either at the sthan or home.
This fast is more rigorous than Ganesh Chauth because it lasts a few hours longer.
During Gurudev’s time, the queues would stretch for several kilometres. It took three to four days to ensure that all devotees had met with the mahaguru and received his blessings.
Mahashivratri is celebrated at all sthans, but many devotees from across the world congregate at the Gurgaon sthan during this spiritual festivity. The sevadaars are in charge of the visitors’ food and lodging. Food is prepared in large quantities, and langar is served to all visitors from two days before to two days after Mahashivratri.
On one Mahashivratri, he single-handedly cooked a meal of aloo gobi for his disciples andGuru Sutra
only ate after they had.
A day after Mahashivratri, a special jal is distributed to people across all sthans. Commonly referred to as the Mahashivratri jal, this spiritual concoction is so potent that healers can use it to achieve miraculous results. Several factors make this jal very powerful. Water from five rivers is collected and poured together
to make it. The inherent energy of this mixed jal is enhanced by adding cloves, black peppercorns, green cardamoms, and other ingredients. These condiments are included for their medicinal or purifying properties. Many spiritually advanced disciples energise this mixed jal and the condiments with their auras by immersing their hands in the jal while reciting mantras.
The Mahashivratri jal can be stored for years without smelling bad. It can retain its potency even after being diluted three times its initial concentration. During Gurudev’s time, people would line up for hours to get a bottle of this jal.