Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-2. Part-7.
Ch-2. Siva – The Mystic Night ( Sivaratri)
It is difficult to chant this Veda Mantra called the Satarudriya, because it requires a training – as in music, for example.
Everybody cannot sing. It requires tremendous training for years together.
Likewise, the chanting of the Mantras of the Veda requires training for years together, and not for a few days only.
Just as one who does not know how to sing will make a jarring noise and you will like to get up and go away rather than listen to it, so also when you chant the Mantra wrongly, the gods will get up and go away.
They will not bear it any more. Hence, it requires training.
But once it is properly learnt, it becomes a protection for you from catastrophes of every kind – physical, psychological and what not.
So, those who know may chant it, recite it and take part in the recitation of it every day in the temple, at least during the worship on Mahasivaratri.
To be continued ...