Devotees perform fasts, rudrabhishekams, rudraksha maladharanas, vibhuti dharanas and vigils for the blessings of Lord Shiva. But one has to think whether worshiping something is of any benefit other than what is done. The answer to this question was actually told by Goddess Parvati in the form of a story.
“An ant does not sting without Shiva’s instruction,” that is a well-known truth. By this it is clear that nothing can happen in nature without divine command. Especially on Shivratri festival nothing can happen without the permission of that Parameswara. On this day, devotees perform fasts, Rudrabhishekams, Rudraksha maladharanas, Vibhuti dharanas and vigils for the blessings of Lord Shiva. But one has to think whether worshiping something is of any benefit other than what is done. The answer to this question was actually told by Goddess Parvati in the form of a story.
Formerly there was a boy. He goes to the forest professionally and hunts animals and feeds his family. But one morning he went and found not a single beast. He waited until he was exhausted but did not get any result and went home in despair. A lake appeared in the middle. He climbed a nearby tree and sat down, thinking that he could kill any animal that came to drink the water. He used to call Shiva Shiva as a swear word. He did not even know it was Mancho Chedo. The tree is spreading its leaves and branches so that the animals can see properly from the top of the tree.
Meanwhile a female came next. When the arrow was aimed at it .. the deer begged not to kill itself in the human throat. She pleaded not guilty to murder and for murder. Normally though his mind was wild. But the deer could not do anything when it spoke human language. So did the second jam. Meanwhile another female deer came next. When he wanted to kill it too .. he said he was skinny and asked your family to leave him starving with his meat. She begged him to come back by himself if you could not find any animal for a while. When the first deer uttered the same words, the hunter was astonished, thought it was his access, left it and waited for another animal.
Meanwhile, after the third jam, a male deer appeared to him. The male deer also spoke in human language as if he wanted to kill it with an arrow. She asked him if the two deer had come this way. The hunter also told the magazine that they had been told that they would come if they could not find any animal. Then the magazine said that he would see the two deer at once and then went to kill himself. Meanwhile the fourth jam also passed and the sun rose. The hunter sat on a tree waiting for the three deer that had spoken to him.
Meanwhile another deer .. noticed its calf coming next. The deer also went with the wilted boy, telling him to leave his cubs at home and to come by then. After a while the four deer came according to the word given by the boa constrictor and begged him to kill himself instead of killing himself in good faith. The good behavior of those deer brought about a change in the hunter.
All that night he was sitting on a maredu tree, unknowingly chanting the name of Shiva, cutting down maredu leaves that obstructed his gaze. There was an old Shiva lingam under the tree and the shifting forces fell on the lingam. With this, Maaredu Dala Pooja resulted. He was awake till the fourth jam so the vigil result came.
Though cruel, his mind was cleansed by these pious deeds. Over deer loyalty completely changed him. Although he did not know that Shivratri was a festival, he let go of the violence as a result of an unintentional pooja. Deer with their faithfulness received divine grace and became the star of the night. The hunter stood behind the star, shining brightly under the name Lubdhaka Nakshatra. If you stop for a moment and think when you want to do violence, the mind will turn away from it. After spending time killing deer, Boa finally became a non-violent man.