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Maha Shivaratri

February 25, 2009

Shivaratri is usually falls every year on the Krishna Paksha dark Phalgun month (Feb or March) every year.


Maha Shivaratri (Night of Shiva) is a Hindu festival, celebrated all over the country with much pump and enthusiasm. The festival is exclusively dedicated to Lord Shiva which is known by thousands of names. It is also believed that on this day Lord Shiva was married to Mata Parvati.

Arti of Lord Shiva


On the auspicious day, devotees observe fast and keep vigil all night. It’s a day to pray to the almighty for wellness. Almost all Hindus throughout the world offer prayers in the morning/evening and some observe fasting throughout the day. Most people visit the nearby temples of Shiva and offer prayers in large crowds. On this day Shiva devotees observe fast and offer fruits, flowers and “bel leaves” on “Shiva Linga” and  devotees light candles and “diyas” which is a lamp made usually of clay, with wick made of cotton and dipped in ghee throughout the night theses diyas are the symbol of spiritual manifestation.