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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.


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


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