MAHA SHIVRATRI, which means ‘Night of Lord Shiva,’ is one of the most celebrated Hindu festivals across the nation. Festivals like this are celebrated according to the Hindu lunar calendar during Phalguna or Maagh -February or March. Thousands of people visit temples on this auspicious day and pray the Lord. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are also assumed to have been married on this holy day.
On Maha Shivratri, fasts are observed, mantras are chanted, shlokas are offered to Lord Shiva and prayers are made in praise of him.
It is a major festival in Hinduism and this festival is solemn and marks a remembrance of “overcoming darkness and ignorance” in life and the world.