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Maha Shivaratri - Shivaratri

An annual Hindu festival, Maha Shivaratri gives reverence to the Lord Shiva god. The festival is also known as 'Great Night of Shiva' or 'Shivaratri.'

Celebration\ Observance

The festival involves an all-day and night fasting with offerings of Bael leaves to Shiva. It is a gazetted holiday in which most people have the day off. Government and businesses are closed.

History

The holiday represents the day Shiva married his wife, Parvati, representing a divine marriage.

Yearly Calendars

Provides calendars for the calendar year for India.


Holiday Dates for the Year

Provides the dates for holidays for the calendar year for India.


Holiday Countdown for the Year

For a count of the number of days for upcoming and past holiday dates for the calendar year for India.


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