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Three auspicious fruits to please Lord Shiva

Three auspicious fruits to please Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva is a favorite deity to many devotees due to his boon granting nature. It is said that Shiva can be pleased easily and hence called as Bholenath. Unlike, other deities, it is believed that He would simply be happy with small offerings of water or Panchamrita (the mixture of milk, honey, curd, ghee, sugar or jaggery) as Abhisheka.

Lord Shiva is known to be even be pleased with offerings of just leaves and flowers.

Maha Shivaratri is approaching and devotees are eagerly waiting to please Lord Shiva to get their wishes granted by Him. Here are three auspicious fruits to please Lord Shiva.

Rudraksha means “the tear of Lord Shiva”. It is worn by Lord Shiva. It is believed that Rudraksha tree was grown from the tears of Lord Shiva, hence the name. The fruits of the tree are Rudraksha beads.

These beads are strung together with a silk or cotton thread and people wear them always to awaken their inner energy. Some studies proved that they contain slight electromagnetic particles which can help the body.

Datura fruit or flower is sacred to Lord Shiva and is used while performing holy rituals. It is believed that Datura emerged from the chest of Lord Shiva.

Datura is a toxic plant and is offered to the Lord to represent his acceptance of consuming Halahala (the most venomous poison of the universe) to save Gods and demons.

It is symbolic to seek blessings of the Lord for getting rid of poison of worldly things like envy, rivalry etc. Datura is used in Ayurveda and other traditional medicines for treating some ailments like asthma, headache, fever etc.

Ber fruit is another fruit which is considered very auspicious to Lord Shiva. The fruit is also known as Indian plum or jujube.

Ber fruit is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. It has numerous medicinal properties. Devotees offer this fruit to Lord Shiva wishing for a long life and satisfaction of their desires.

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